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Salviati Sculptures

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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.

Find antique Salviati glass that includes bowls, vases, lighting and more.

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Creator: Salviati
Salviati Murano Purple Copper Ribbons Gold Italian Art Glass Ballerina Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and unique, vintage Murano hand blown Italian art glass dancing ballerina sculpture with harlequin mask, hat and Zanfirico ribbons skirt. Documented to the Salviati company...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Salviati Murano Sommerso Blue Over Cobalt Italian Art Glass Giraffe Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, and large, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso light blue over cobalt blue Italian art glass giraffe figure sculpture. The piece is documented to the Salviati company, circ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

A Rare Mid Century Italian Salviati Murano Fish with Mermaid Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A rare Salviati Murano had blown fish and mermaid sculpture with internal gold fleck and bullicante design. Since 1859, Salviati has been researching new vernaculars languages of M...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

A Large Saliati Murano Glass Fish with Gold Flecks Mid 20th Century
By Salviati
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A large and impressive Murano glass fish with bullicante controlled bubbles attributed to Salviatt and Co. The elegant form with the fish tail curved upward with a sturdy round glas...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

A large Salviati Murano Glass Sculpture of a Trout, 1950"s
By Salviati
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An impressive Italian Murano glass sculpture of a trout in hades of black, smoky grey to clear glass. The fish form with upward tail with black fins, with colorful bulls eye spots ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Emerald Green Italian Art Glass Owl Figure Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso dark to lighter emerald green Italian art glass owl bird figure, sculpture. Documented to the Salviati Company. Have owned several with l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Murrine, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Large Salviati Italy Murano Glass Exotic Bird Figurine in Shades of Green
By Salviati
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent large Salviati Murano Italy hand-made and mouth-blown glass figurine of an exotic bird with feathered plume and sweeping tail. The green color at the head and plume fades...
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20th Century Italian Other Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Salviati Murano Orange White Fade Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Fish Sculpture
By Salviati, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown dark orange to white Ombre fade design Italian art glass fish figurine, sculpture. Documented to the Salviati company, with "Salviati & C. - Made ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Salviati Gaspari Murano Uranium UV Green Italian Art Glass Abstract Sculpture
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown vaseline yellow green with aqua green paint stroke Italian art glass sculpture on base. Documented to designer Luciano Gaspari for the Salviati co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Sommerso Vase by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Murano glass vase or sculpture hand blown in Sommerso technique to form elegant layers in clear, smoky and red / Made in Italy by Salviati, circa 1980s Original sticker on th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Luciano Gaspari for Salviati , Murano glass abstract sculpture .
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful abstract Murano glass sculpture by the very well known Murano Master Luciano Gaspari .
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Salviati Murano Glass Bird Attb to Luciano Gaspari
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful stylized Murano glass bird made by Salviati , and attributed to Luciano Gaspari . 
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Cobalt Blue Italian Art Glass Owl Bird Figure Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso cobalt blue to clear Italian art glass owl bird figure, sculpture. Documented to the Salviati Company. Have owned several with labels and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Murrine, Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Blue Green Italian Art Glass Snail Figure Sculpture
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, and large, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso green with bubbles and cobalt blue Italian art glass snail sculpture. Documented to the Salvia...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Uranium Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Merlot Red Peach Italian Art Glass Owl Bird Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage murano hand blown sommerso technique Italian art glass owl sculpture. Documented to the Salviati Company, and signed "Salviati" underneath. The own has white on cle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Murrine, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Luciano Gaspari Salviati Murano Smoky Green Italian Art Glass Abstract Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown clear smoky gray color with green paint stroke Italian art glass sculpture on base. Documented to designer Luciano Gaspari for the Salviati compan...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Ducks Murano, 1930, Italian, Sing Salviati & C
By Salviati
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Murano We have specialized in the sale of Art Deco and Art Nouveau and Vintage styles since 1982. If you have any questions we are at your disposal. Pushing the button that reads 'View All From Seller'. And you can see more objects to the style for sale. Salviati & C Measures: Violet : 33 long x 10 high x 5.5 depth Green: 30 long x 9 high x 5.5 depth The lawyer Antonio Salviati and his dream In 1859 in his premises at Number 731 of Dorsoduro, Venice the “Salviati Dott. Antonio fu Bartolomeo” company was established. This is when, Vicenza-born lawyer Antonio Salviati started the entrepreneurial career, moved by a passion for the precious mosaics of the Basilica of San Marco and fascinated by Murano glass art, he decided to start-up his own production of mosaics and objects in Murano glass. An ambitious and far-sighted goal pushed him along this path: to revive the fate of Murano glass production that has been fallen for decades. A challenge which finds the maximum support from two fundamental figures in the history of Murano glass: the mayor of the island, Antonio Colleoni, and the Abbot Vincenzo Zanetti, founder of the glass museum and of the first art school for glass masters. The first successes and international investments The launchpad was the “First Glassmakers’ Exhibition” in 1864 in which Salviati participated with a monumental mosaic that earns him a prize superior to the Gold Medal. The success achieved affirmed the credibility of the Company which thus started its glass production in Palazzo da Mula. The new corporate and productive reality needed investors and the lawyer started to internationalise the company by addressing the economic and financial market across the Channel. The UK immediately showed huge interest in Salviati’s mosaics – as testified by the mosaic that can be seen on the façade of the current Apple Store in Regent Street, London. It was also in London, on 21st December 1866, that the “Società Anonima per Azioni Salviati & C.” was established with the support of diplomat Sir Austen Henry Layard and historian William Drake. The new corporate set-up was further established with the purchase of a new headquarter, this time on the Riva dei Vetrai in Murano. The universal show of Paris in 1867 celebrated the relaunch project of Antonio Salviati “Venice owes a debt of gratitude to the knight Salviati in the resurgence for one of the most legitimately famous of its industries”. From Esposizione Illustrata di Parigi, 1867 pg. 275. “Venice and Italy have gain huge success in the Universal Exhibition. The resurgence of one of the city’s most famous industries is consecrated in this very occasion by the gold medal awarded by the jury to Mr Salviati […] the crowd […] is gathering around the display cases that hold those pieces of glass that are so transparent and so light as to appear like woven air, impregnated, when in their elegant forms that become rainbows of those iridescent reflections that cover them at the artist’s whim – the author of a real ray of sunshine from the beautiful and splendid Venice”. From Esposizione Illustrata di Parigi, 1867 pg. 311 The fundamental role of training in murano glass Training plays a fundamental role for the Company; attendance at the Art School was made compulsory for “[…] all the young workers of the Factory who don’t only tire themselves in manual work. This was established with the idea not only to lift their dignity and their initially limited aspirations, […] but also to improve their artistic education and thereby facilitate an improvement also in their economic situation”. Together with the art school, a free school was also set up to teach all employees to read and write. Diversification in production and made-to-measure projects In a short time, Salviati & C. diversified its production to include glasses, cups, amphoras, and vials which guaranteed the first prize in the universal exhibition for three consecutive years. Its mosaic production also flourished, being used in world-class projects: from the Houses of Parliament in London, to the Viceroy’s palace in Alessandria in Egypt, to the Opera House of Paris, including the private homes of wealthy New York personality. The entire 19th century for Salviati & C. was represented by development, success and fame in the national and international markets, and the Company became a symbol and reference point of Murano glass art throughout the world. The Salviati legacy at the turn of the century On the death of Antonio Salviati in 1890, first his three children followed one another at the helm of the company and then Maurizio Camerino, previously general manager. It was thanks to him that the decorative mosaic project of the Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto (California, USA) took place after 12 years of work. As well as the opening of a sales point in Via Montenapoleone in Milan and the institution of a museum collection of Murano glass from the 19th and 20th centuries. The post-war years, biennials and lighting After Maurizio Camerino’s death in 1931, his three children took over the helm of the company: its solid foundations allowed them to strive for new important goals in the art world, participating in the Biennials of 1932 and 1934. Not even the Second World War could tarnish the strength of the Salviati brand: in the post-war years Renzo Camerino renewed the ruined production headquarter and enthusiastically restored all his commercial contacts. Thanks to his grandson Renzo Tedeschi (newly graduated in Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin and upon his return from an apprenticeship in the United States), Salviati launched its production in lighting appliances. The following years saw intense growth in the number of collaborations with renowned artists and designers. In 1959, the production site was moved to Fondamenta Radi 16, where it still stands today. The great lighting projects The larger production area allowed the company to further expand the international market in the field of architectural lighting. A number of projects were undertaken, such as the 9-tonne, 22-metres high chandelier in the Chamber of Commerce in Parma, the ceiling illumination in the premises of the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva and the Kowloon Hotel in Hong Kong; not to mention the sound-absorbing windows of the Aula Nervi in the Vatican and the lighting system of the great honour hall of the Philippine Plaza Hotel in Manila in collaboration with architect John Marsteller. The reputation of Salviati & C. was further affirmed by the commission – after an international call for bids – for twelve 11-metre high chandeliers for the Tonhalle concert hall in Dusseldorf, made using an innovative system of modular glass elements – “LS- System” – one of the today company’s cornerstones. Salviati from the modern age to the present The story of Salviati continues in the modern era, keeping the focus on creating an innovative style that had distinguished it since its inception. Participation in international exhibitions increased, such as the Venice Biennials from 1958 to 1972 (the final year in which Murano glass was allowed) thanks to projects by designers of the calibre of Betha and Teff Sarasin, Claire Falkestein, and Luciano Gaspari. In 1962 Salviati was awarded with the highest recognition in the Design world, the “Compasso d’Oro” prize assigned by A.D.I. for the Marco vase designed by architect Sergio Asti. In 1965 the company changed its name to Salviati & C. s.p.a.; then it was purchased by the Gruppo Ferruzzi in 1987 which later on it was transferred to a French company. Since 2015 the company returned to be Venetian with the acquisition by the Umana group. Salviati and its designers Salviati’s designers: Luciano Gaspari, Sergio Asti (Compasso d’Oro 1962), Claire Falkenstein, Ward Bennet, Teff and Betha Sarasin, Ingo Maurer, Ross Lovegrove, Amanda Levete, Tom Dixon, Nigel Coates, Thomas Heatherwick, Luca Nichetto, Ben Gorham...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Signed & Labeled Salviati Venetian / Murano Art Glass Snail Paperweight Figurine
By Salviati
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Italian art glass paperweight. By Salviati. In the form of a green snail with a brown and white swirl shell. Marked to the base 'Salviati' along with an original Salv...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Cobalt Blue Italian Art Glass Owl Figure Paperweight
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, and large, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso cobalt blue over clear Italian art glass owl figurine, paperweight / sculpture. Documented to th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Large Venetian Salviati Murano Art Glass Charger Mounted Sculpture, 20th Century
By Salviati
Located in San Francisco, CA
An absolutely remarkable very large art glass charger / sculpture on museum quality mount. Marked Salviati. Italy, 20th Century. Founded in 1859, Salviati remains one of the most pre...
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20th Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass

Salviati Murano Glowing Uranium Art Glass Italian Bird Bookend Sculptures
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown uranium yellow with orange tails Italian art glass chirping birds bookend sculptures. Documented to the Salviati Company. Each has a generic "Mura...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Uranium Glass, Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Salviati, Murano Sommerso Glass, Blue Cobalt and Uranium Giraffe Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is part of a series called " Zoo" beautiful animals in sommerso glass .In black light you can see light uranium green glass .
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Glass

Salviati Murano White Amber Gold Italian Art Glass Birds Centerpiece Sculptures
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous matched pair of vintage Murano hand blown white, dark amber and gold flecks Italian art glass bird on branch sculptures. Documented to th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Barbini Salviati Murano White Ribbons Gold Base Italian Art Glass Bird Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
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 Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Salviati, Two Murano / Sculptures / Paperweight Glass, for Luciano Gaspari
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice sculpture rocks (two) sold together, by the well known Murano maker Salviati & Co. Luciano Gaspari was the main designer for the company for many years and made many great works...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Murano Glass

Salviati Murano Orange White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Duck Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown orange, white, and gold flecks Italian art glass bird sculpture. Documented to the Salviati Company, with original label underneath. Profusely cov...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Luciano Gaspari Salviati Signed Murano Sommerso Italian Art Glass Toucan Bird
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and rare, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso purple to blue Italian art glass toucan / parrot bird sculpture. Documented and signed "Salviati, designer L. Gaspari", with or...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Salviati Murano Pink Ombre Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Duck Sculpture
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown deep pink over white, and gold flecks Italian art glass bird sculpture. Documented to the Salviati company. Profusely covered in gold leaf, with a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Murano Salviati Bullecante Army Green and Clear Apple Glass Sculpture or Object
By Salviati
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage Italian Murano Salviati bulbous glass apple sculpture, paperweight or object is a brilliant luscious army and green with tons of bubbles enclosed which is called bullecante. From the 1970s. The stem and leaf...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Luciano Gaspari Glass Sculpture on Custom Lamp Pedestal
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Brooklyn, NY
c. 1960, Italy, the cast clear glass modernist Spazialismo work is the largest of three sizes, and weights approx. 20lbs. It was produced by murano glass maker Salviati, where Gaspar...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

Salviati Vintage Green Orange Purple Crystal Murano Glass Sculpture Work of Art
By Salviati
Located in New York, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern mouth blown Murano glass organic sculpture by Salviati, a crystal clear glass "stone" decorated in the interior with swirls of colors in lime green and red o...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Murrine, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Large 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 Sculptures

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Glass

Alfredo Barbini for Salviati Murano Glass Blue Bird Pair with Gold Flecks, 1950s
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
Located in San Francisco, CA
An enchanting and uncommon 1950s hand-crafted Murano glass gold-flecked blue birds sculpture by Salviati, with a design attributed to Alfredo Barbini. Very skillfully executed life-...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Gold, Gold Leaf

Italian Vase in Blown Murano Glass Antiqued Clear Color Attributed to Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian vase in blown Murano glass antiqued clear color attributed to Salviati, Venice. This is an extraordinary vase, a very important artistic creation handcrafted attributed to the Italian artist Salviati, in the Venetian island of Murano, Italy. The main body color, as well as the several reliefs that adorn this artwork, are made with antiqued transparent art of the blown Murano glass. A valuable, remarkable and decorative piece with an antique taste...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass, Cut Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass, Glass

Salviati sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Salviati sculptures 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 Salviati sculptures, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 28 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sculptures by Salviati were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sculptures by Licio Zanetti, Capodimonte, and Livio Seguso. Prices for Salviati sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $262 and can go as high as $3,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,200.

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