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Salviati

Italian

Not only did Salviati support the revival of Venice’s flagging Murano glass industry in the 19th century, but the company also became world-renowned for its innovative glassmaking techniques, revolutionizing the art of mosaics and glassware design.

The story of Salviati glass begins with Vicenza-born lawyer and entrepreneur Antonio Salviati. His love of Murano glass art and mosaics inspired him to establish his own mosaic and glass manufacturing firm, the Salviati Dott. Antonio fu Bartolomeo company, in Venice in 1859. Glassmakers in the region had been weathering a dismal political climate and growing competition in neighboring countries, and Salviati had initially hoped to revive Murano glassmaking in order to restore deteriorating mosaics in local cathedrals.

In 1864, Salviati exhibited a monumental glass mosaic at the “First Glassmakers’ Exhibition,” which won the gold medal. His award-winning mosaic solidified his company’s reputation as a first-rate glassmaker, which soon drew the attention of international investors, particularly investors from Great Britain.

In 1866, “Salviati and C.” opened in London with the support of historian William Drake and diplomat Sir Austen Henry Layard. Meanwhile, the Salviati company established its headquarters on the Rio dei Vetrai in Murano.

Throughout the late 1800s, Salviati and C. expanded its production to include household glassware and serveware and decorative objects such as cups, glasses, amphoras and vials. Salviati also received commissions to produce mosaics for St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament in London, the Paris Opera House and the Viceroy of Egypt’s Palace in Alexandria.

After Antonio Salviati died in 1890, his sons Giulio and Silvio took over the company. The Barovier family — a dynasty that stretches as far back as 1295 — bought the manufacturer in 1883, and a glass master named Maurizio Camerino, who had honed his skills at Salviati, was appointed to lead the company. Camerino’s children took the reins following the glass master’s death in 1931 and launched a successful lighting line of table lamps and chandeliers after World War II.

Throughout the 20th century, Salviati participated in several Venice Biennale exhibitions from 1958 to 1972. In 1962, the company was awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize for the Marco vase, designed by architect Sergio Asti.

Since its acquisition by the Umana group in 2015, Salviati has collaborated with numerous renowned designers such as Federico Peri, Davide Bruno, Renzo Stellon, Alberto Lago and Anna Gili. Salviati's pieces can be found in the collections of the Museum August Kestner in Hanover, Germany, the Museum of Modern Art and Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Murano Glass Museum in Venice.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of antique, vintage and new Salviati glass that includes bowls, vases, lighting and more.

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$1,221
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Salviati Venetian Antique White Aventurine Flecks Italian Art Glass Decanter
By Salviati, Antonio Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Venetian hand blown copper aventurine and twisted white ribbons Italian art glass decanter with shot glass stopper. Documented to Salviati dot. Antonio circa 1872-1...
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Late 19th Century Italian Victorian Antique Salviati

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Set of 4 Salviati Venetian Glass Hexagonal Tumblers
By Salviati
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a gorgeous set of 4 Salviati Venetian glass hexagonal tumblers. Made in Venice, Italy circa 1930 by the World famous Salviati Glassworks. Classically Art Deco pieces. ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Salviati

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Blown Glass

Small Sphere Elementi Lagunari in Murano Glass by Luciano Gaspari
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Elementi Lagunari were among the first well-known collections by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, and are a perfect example of the aesthetics of the 1950s. These abstract and evocative ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati

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Glass

Pair of Large Salviati Murano Opalescent Fruit Bookends
By Salviati
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of large handblown apple and pear fruit art glass book ends By Salviati. Glass is combination clear with control bubbles and opalescent. Each has Salviati sticker. Pear 8.5&...
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1960s Italian Vintage Salviati

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Glass

Barbini Salviati Murano White Ribbons Gold Base Italian Art Glass Bird Sculpture
By Salviati, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white ribbons art glass bird sculpture with gold flecks base. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini for the Salviati company. Labelled with an ea...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati

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Gold Leaf

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Ambra Vase, Murano Glass "Sommerso" by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A characteristic Art Nouveau ambra vase, Murano Glass "Sommerso" by Salviati. Measures cm: Height 38, diameter 22.  
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Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Antique Salviati

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Murano Glass

Small Drops Satinato Vase in Murano Glass by Renzo Stellon
By Renzo Stellon, Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Hand-formed and hot finished blown glass vase made with the rigadin technique.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati

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Glass

Small Battuti Vase in Murano Glass by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Mouth-blown vases in cased glass, entirely hand-ground. Simple shapes to intensify the "battuto" treatment on all surfaces.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati

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Glass

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Salviati furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Salviati Furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Salviati furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 92 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 87 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Salviati were created in Italy during the 21st century in the modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Lino Sabattini, Fratelli Toso and Flavio Poli. Salviati furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $108 and tops out at $72,500, while pieces like these can sell for $1,381.

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