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Barovier

Italian

The Barovier dynasty began in 1295, when Jacobello Barovier, mentioned in historical documents as a master glassblower, began pinching, cutting, blowing and twisting a molten mixture of sand and minerals into incandescent works of art. It remained entirely family-owned until the mid-20th century, when it merged with another glassworks to become Barovier&Toso.

Partnerships come and go within the community of glass-making artisans on the Venetian island of Murano, where business relationships seem as complex as the shifting alliances in the notoriously acrimonious Italian parliament. Formed in 1942 by members of families with centuries of experience in the craft, Barovier&Toso has proven to be one of the most enduring and prosperous Italian glass manufactories of recent decades. Under the nearly 50-year artistic directorship of cofounder Ercole Barovier (1889–1974), the company created buoyant traditional pieces such as chandeliers, sconces and other lighting fixtures, and it pioneered an array of innovative modernist glass designs with bold colors, patterns and surfaces.

To appeal to gentler, more conservative tastes, Barovier&Toso produced a range of lilting, sinuous lighting pieces that are often described as embodying “Liberty Style” — the Italian term for Art Nouveau, taken from the name of famed London department store Liberty & Co., which promoted 19th-century organic textile designs and Arts and Crafts-style furniture in the manner of William Morris. The hallmarks of the style in Barovier&Toso works are elements of glass in the shape of thick leaves, fronds and flower petals, deployed along with other naturalistic ornament in sconces, pendants and chandeliers.

Ercole Barovier began his personal aesthetic transition toward modernism in the 1930s with his Primavera series of vases and animal sculptures — idiosyncratic milky-white and clear glass filled with tiny bubbles and hairline interior fissures that he produced for Artisti Barovier, a firm headed by his father and uncle (the company also traded under Fratelli Barovier and Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. throughout its history). Later, with Barovier&Toso, Ercole would explore such novel styles as the mosaic-like Pezzato glass; fluid Spiral patterns; the pebbly textured Barbarico line and the complex, layered and highly colored abstractions of the Oriente series of vases and bowls.

Traditional or modern, Barovier&Toso — still under family control — has produced one of the finest and most diverse catalogues of Murano glass in the last 100 years.

Shop antique Barovier chandeliers, sconces and other lighting and decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Barovier
Ercole Barovier Art Deco Pulegoso Sconces 1930 Set of Two
By Barovier, Ercole Barovier
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and authentic large pair of Italian Art Deco wall lights (1930-1940) deigned by Ercole Barovier for the House of BAROVIER in Venice (Murano). These sconces are designed in the p...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Pair of Barovier Murano Rostrato Blown Glass Table Lamps, Italy 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Roma, IT
Marvelous pair of table lamps in Murano crystal "Rostrato" glass. These incredibly elegant table lamps were designed by Barovier & Toso and made in Murano, Italy during the 1950s. T...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Hollywood regency Murano lamps .
By Barovier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful pair of 1950s Murano lamps … Delicately applied white leaves at the teardrop base of each long glass section… In very good original condition
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Barovier

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Blown Glass

Pair of BAROVIER transparent and bronze blown glass wall sconces. Italy
By Barovier
Located in Torino, IT
Pair of wall sconces blown glass transparent and bronze BAROVIER. ORIGIN Italy PERIOD Early twentieth century MARK Barovier MODEL Pair Wall Sconces MATERIALS Blown glass and bro...
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Early 20th Century Italian Barovier

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Rare Orange Murano Glass Vase by Ercole Barovier model "Rotellati", Italy
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. This is an extremely rare vase, designed by Ercole barovier for Barovier's company in Murano. It is made in hand-blown glass, with a tile composition that req...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Art Deco, Barovier 6 lights chandelier in Murano Bullicante glass. Italy 1930s
By Barovier
Located in Catania, CT
Very good vintage condition with new wiring for this Art Deco chandelier in murano bullicante glass and brass with original patina. Produced in Italy by Ercole Barovier during the 30...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Barovier

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Brass

Pair of 1940s Barovier Sconces
By Barovier
Located in DARLINGTON, WA
A gorgeous pair of 1940s Barovier Sconces made in Italy
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Large Venetian Chandelier in Gilded Murano Glass, by Barovier, 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Rijssen, NL
Splendid rich and elegant chandelier by Barovier with wonderful hand-blown Murano glass with amber colored inclusions. An Absolut statement piece in any room. Real craftsmanship fro...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Pair of Triple Leaf Murano Glass and Brass Sconces by Barovier, Italy 1960s
By Barovier
Located in Roma, IT
Fantastic pair of mid-century Murano leaf sconces in blown glass and brass. This spectacular pair of sconces were designed by Barovier, in Italy during the 1960s. These sconces ar...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Pair of Barovier Cordonato D'Oro Candlestick, Italy 1950.
By Barovier
Located in Brussels, BE
Fine pair of cordonato d' Oro Barovier candelsticks. Perfect vintage condition Italy 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Barovier

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Blown Glass

1 of the 6 XL Wall Sconces Barovier & Toso Murano Glass and Gold-Plated, 1960
By Murano 5, Barovier
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the 6 elegant and exquisite hand blown murano glass Barovier & Toso 19.7" Height wall sconces. Each light fixture consists three blown murano gold flaked glass leaves surrounded...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Brass

Barovier and Toso Bulicante Table Lamp
By Barovier
Located in Miami, FL
A mid century Murano glass lamp by Barovier. Solid glass body with cinched design and silver plated hardware. Telescopic finial to 29”.
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1950s Italian Vintage Barovier

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Art Glass

Flush Mount with Pink and Clear Murano Glass by Barovier & Toso, Italy
By Barovier
Located in Rijssen, NL
An elegant hand blown Murano glass flush mount in the style of Barovier & Toso. Mounted on a white frame. With light pink and clear colored glass. The textured glass refract light be...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Brass

Murano Glass Chandelier By Barovier
By Barovier, Ercole Barovier
Located in Houston, TX
Murano Glass Chandelier By Barovier. We offer a beautiful 4 light Murano glass chandelier designed by Ercole Barovier in the 1940's. This lovely Art Deco Murano chandelier has gracef...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1930 Ercole Barovier "Rostrato" Murano Glass Art Deco Lamp 930
By Barovier
Located in Brescia, IT
Table Lamp Ercole Barovier Italy, 1930 Murano glass "Rostrato" Perfette condizioni Overhauled electrical system and perfectly functional. Original Art Deco.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Gold, Clear Murano Glass Shark by Barovier
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century gold Murano glass shark on clear glass stylized rock base. Barovier, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Murano Glass

Pair of Midcentury Murano Glass and Brass Leaf Sconces, by Barovier, Italy 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Roma, IT
Magnificent pair of mid-century leaf sconces in Murano hand-blown crystal glass and solid brass. These wonderful lights were designed in Italy by Barovier in the 1950s. These finely...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Overwhelming Art Deco Ninfea Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier Italy, 1940
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Superb hand blown Ninfea Murano glass chandelier on two levels by Ercole Barovier. Cascade of precious hand blown leaves. Timeless elegance for your interior. Excellent vintage c...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

2000's Sky Blue Twisted Murano Glass and Brass Photo Frame by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful vertical photo frame is purely in the vénitien glass manufacturing tradition.The technique uses to get this rich twisted rope effect is called "torciglione" and requi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Barovier

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Brass

Pair of Huge Mid-Century Murano Glass Table Lights by Barovier & Toso 1950'
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Pair of large mid-century light green color " bullicante "Murano glass table lamps with light gold rims decoration and gold dust inclusion. by Barovier, 1950s. Perfect origi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Pink Ninfea Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier Italy, 1940
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Charming Pink hand blown Murano glass chandelier. Excellent vintage condition. 6 E 14 light bulbs. Cleaned and re-wired, in full working order and ready to use. In excellent vintage ...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Two 1980s Barovier Orange Yellow and White Murano glass Oval Wall Sconces
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
These Wall Sconces are striking examples of Italian glassmaking craftsmanship from the late 20th century. Barovier & Toso is a renowned Venetian glassmaking company known for its exq...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Barovier

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Iron

Petite Barovier Glass and Brass Lamp
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite Barovier glass lamp from Italy, 1940's. Beautiful ribbed glass bell shade with wavy rim hangs from curved brass arms on a brass base. Unique Art Deco sculptural brass frame de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Barovier

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Brass

1930s Ercole Barovier Rostrato Glass Floor Lamp
By Barovier
Located in IT
Ercole Barovier rostrato glass floor lamp from the 1930s. The lamp is handcrafted by Venetian masters. The characteristic of this process mea...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Glass

Barovier Glass Flower Flush Mount
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Barovier glass flower flush mount from Italy, 1960s. Round dome form covered in overlapping ornate clear glass flowers with gold inclusions. Each flower individually attache...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Barovier

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Metal

Pair of Delicious Barovier Murano Glass Table Lights, 1940
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of amazing small ivory colored Murano glass table lamps with turquoise "pasta vitrea "base by Barovier, 1940s. Nice light blue shade in very good condition. Each with one E14 ...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Large Pair Of Murano Glass Cockatiels Or Parrots
By Salviati, Barovier&Toso, Venini, Seguso, Barovier
Located in Houston, TX
Large Pair Of Murano Glass Cockatiels Or Parrots. This lovely pair of Murano glass cockatiels, parrots or birds were executed in several colors with internal gold inclusions with att...
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1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Glass "Rostrato" Sconces by Barovier, Italy, 1960s
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Murano glass wall lights by Barovier handblown in the “Rostrato” technique. Polished brass hardware. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age a...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Huge Pair of Barovier Murano Leaf Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Roma, IT
Incredible pair of enormous sconces fully hand-made in Murano mouth blown crystal glass and solid brass. These mind-blowing wall lamps were designed by Barovier made in Murano, Italy...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Art Deco Ninfea Iridescent Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier Italy, 1940
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Charming hand blown Murano glass chandelier by Ercole Barovier. Excellent vintage condition. Three E 27 light bulbs.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Mid-century Ribbed Barovier Bullicante Green & Gold Murano Art Glass Vase
By Barovier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Murano art glass vase. By Barovier & Toso. In a ribbed Bullicante trumpet form in green glass with captured bubbles and gold f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Controlled Bubble Glass Bowl / Ashtray by Barovier & Toso
By Barovier
Located in Chicago, IL
Murano Controlled Bubble Glass Bowl / Ashtray by Barovier & Toso. White Lattimo Glass rim.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Art Glass

1930 Barovier "Bullicante" Murano Glass Art Deco Vase
By Barovier
Located in Brescia, IT
Art Deco vase Barovier Murano, 1930 Colorless "bullicant" glass Special lugs with hoods typical of the taste of the period Perfetto stato conservativo
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Petite Barovier Glass and Brass Lamp
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite Barovier glass lamp from Italy, 1940's. Striking blue ribbed glass bell shade with wavy rim on a glass base. Push button and new wiring. Beauti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Barovier

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Brass

Barovier and Toso Flush Mount Crystal Fronds Light Fixture~ Signed
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
A large Barovier and Toso flush mount light fixture featuring one round tier of overlapping large, curved hand-blown frosted palm leaves ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Crystal, Metal

Superb Art Deco Ninfea Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier Italy, 1940
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing hand blown Ninfea Murano glass chandelier on two levels by Ercole Barovier. Cascade of precious iridescent hand blown leaves. Timeless eleganc...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Barovier Brass and Murano Glass 1940s Made in Italy
By Barovier
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Barovier Brass and Murano Glass 1940s Made in Italy height only glass cm.50
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Spectacular Murano Glass Iridescent Rostrato Large Table Lamp
By Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Table lamp by Barovier. Consists of two cups massive "rostrato" Murano glass . Excellent Decoration for your home as a table light or a vase.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Glass

Barovier and Toso Large Murano Art Glass Lamp Opalescent with gold applied feet
By Barovier
Located in Ann Arbor, MI
Barovier and Toso Large Murano Art Glass Lamp Opalescent with handblown gold applied feet. Beautiful lamp. Glass alone height is 22 1/4 inches.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Blown Glass

Barovier Murano Chandelier
By Barovier
Located in Brussels, BE
Barovier Murano Chandelier
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1940s Italian Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Pair Regency 1930's Tall Murano Barovier&Toso Gold "Coronado d' Oro Table Lamps
By Barovier
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Pair 1940's Hollywood Regency Murano Art Glass Barovier & Toso "Coronado d'Oro Tall Table Lamps. This pair hand blown table lamps command a...
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1930s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Barovier

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Art Glass

A 1950s Barovier Bullicante Clear Murano Glass Oval Bowl
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A bullicante murano glass bowl manufactured in Venice in the Fifties by Barovier, the oval bowl has two fruits on the sides. This Bowl is a fine example of the exquisite craftsmanshi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Murano Glass

Murano Barovier & Toso Glass Box, Gold, Brass, Hinged.
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Murano Barovier & Toso Glass Box, Gold, Brass, Hinged. Finely handcrafted rectangular translucent glass box, decorated with gold bubble inclusions.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

2000's Saphir Blue Twisted Murano Glass and Brass Photo Frame by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful vertical photo frame is purely in the vénitien glass manufacturing tradition.The technique uses to get this rich twisted rope effect is called "torciglione" and requi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Barovier

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Brass

Pair of Tender Rose Murano Barovier e Toso Chandeliers Blown Pendants Art Deco
By Barovier
Located in Kumhausen, DE
Gorgeous pair of Barovier e Toso Italian Murano art glass chandeliers Blush tender rose glass with its original E27 ceramic sockets in excellent condition. Can be fittet both opt...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Early Barovier Art Deco Murano & Brass Vanity Mirror
By Barovier
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is one of the most beautiful hand blown Murano works by Barovier. The brass seashell base and accents adown this clear glass table vanity mirror. ALL vintage and original from...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Vintage Murano Glass Lantern By Barovier & Toso
By Barovier, Barovier&Toso, Venini, Seguso, Salviati
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Murano Glass Lantern By Barovier & Toso. This lovely mid century Murano glass lantern is made of a soft green blown glass with controlled b...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Elegant Barovier Mid-century table lamp Murano Art Glass Made in Italy 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Palermo, Sicily
pair of elegant and classy transparent Murano glass bedside lamps as the Italian method and style allows
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Vintage Italian Barovier Droplet Wall Light, Murano, 1940s
By Barovier
Located in PRESTON, AU
Lovely Italian Barovier wall lights with a sculptural Murano glass shade and brass fixtures. Impressive in its beauty and form, the textural molded glass emits a soft ambient light. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Brass

Mid-century Cup Table Lamp Barovier Murano Glass Made in Italy 1950s
By Barovier
Located in Palermo, Sicily
pair of elegant and classy transparent Murano glass bedside lamps as the Italian method and style allows
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Unique Pair of Large Murano Chandeliers made by Barovier & Toso, Italy 1970-1979
By Barovier
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful, good size and mint condition pair of Venetian, black art glass pendant lights. If you are looking for a rare and truly stylish pair of Murano art glass fixtures to grace your home then these handmade chandeliers could be perfect. With lighting as one of our specialities we were over the moon to finally find a pair of this rarity and beauty and that we were given the opportunity to purchase them. Over the years we have sold several unique Venetian pendants, but finding an original Barovier and Toso pair...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Metal

Wall Sconces Barovier & Toso Gold Glass Murano, Italy
By Barovier
Located in Rijssen, NL
A set of two hand blown Murano glass Barovier & Toso wall sconces with special gold inclusions. Each light fixture consists of one hand blown Murano glass leave. Mounted on an brass ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Brass

Vintage Barovier Green Murano Glass Floor Lamp w/ Gold Foil Inclusions
By Barovier
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful original vintage Barovier floor lamp with custom shade included. Green Murano glass with gold foil inclusions. Wonderful condition. THIS ITEM IS LOCATED AND WILL SHIP FROM...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Barovier Scalloped Vase
By Barovier
Located in DARLINGTON, WA
Stunning 1940s Art Deco Barovier Scalloped Vase with extreme transparency. In excellent vintage condition.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier

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Murano Glass

Small Italian Vase by Barovier
By Barovier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A small vase with opaque black and white striping, by Barovier.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier

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Art Glass

Ercole Barovier Mirror-Engraved Murano Glass Italian Serving Tray, 1940s
By Barovier
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury mirror-engraved Murano glass serving tray. This wonderful piece was produced in Italy during 1950s by the master Murano glass-maker of Ercole Barovier. This wonderful i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Metal

Barovier Pale Pink Murano Glass Lamps
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid Century/Art Deco Murano glass lamps in a pale pink featuring a swirl blown pattern and silver dust inclusions. Glass lamps sit on polished nickel bases. Rewired for use i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier by Barovier
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern three lights chandelier designed and manufactured in Murano by Barovier, it works both 110-240 volts and needs three regular e14 bulbs, brass it's in original p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier

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Brass

Barovier furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Barovier furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Barovier furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 116 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 3 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Barovier were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by VeArt, Sciolari Lighting, and Sergio Asti. Prices for Barovier furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $195 and can go as high as $38,480, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,781.

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