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Salviati Sculptures

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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Creator: Salviati
Salviati Gaspari Murano Pink Blue Biomorphic Rock Italian Art Glass Paperweight
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso pink and blue Italian art glass biomorphic rock shaped paperweight / sculpture. Documented to the Salviati company, with original label u...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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

Ducks Murano, 1930, Italian, Sing Salviati & C
By Salviati
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Murano 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 prem...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Luciano Gaspari Salviati Murano Smoky Green Italian Art Glass Abstract Sculpture
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
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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Sommerso, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano 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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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine, Blown Glass

Salviati Murano Sommerso Blue Green Italian Art Glass Snail Figure Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
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 Salviati company, and attributed to d...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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

Italian Brutalist Glass Sculpture by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati Murano
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Luciano Gaspari (1913-2007) was artistic director of Salviati from 1955-1968. He was the most award winning artist that came from Murano, Italy. His work is so highly collected today...
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1960s Italian Brutalist Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Art Glass

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 bulleca...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Blown 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 the Salviati company, with orig...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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

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 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, 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

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

Large Disk 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

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

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Glass

Medium 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

Luciano Gaspari Salviati Signed Murano Sommerso Italian Art Glass Toucan Bird
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
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, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

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

Sommerso Vase by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Palm Springs, 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

Medium Disk Elementi Lagunari in Murano Glass by Luciano Gaspari
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
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

Materials

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 Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

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 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 the Salviati company, with worn origin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Luciano Gaspari Glass Sculpture on Custom Lamp Pedestal
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
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 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

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

Salviati Barbini Murano Olive Green Uranium Italian Art Glass Cat Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and rare, large vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso olive green and neon green Italian art glass kitty cat sculpture. Documented to the Salviati company, designer Alfredo Ba...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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

Murano Orange White Bambi Deer Fawn Vintage Italian Art Glass Animal Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown orange to white Italian art glass Bambi deer fawn sculpture. Attributed to Master glass artist and designer Alfredo Barbini, for the Salviati Comp...
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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

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 t...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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

Luciano Gaspari Glass Bird Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Chicago, IL
Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, smoked glass bird. [signed underside].
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Salviati Murano Blue Sommerso Gold Leaf Dancing Woman Italian Art Glass Figures
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Priced per item (2 available as shown). Beautiful Murano hand blown Sommerso cobalt blue and green Italian art glass dancing women sculptures. Documented to the Salviati company. The...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Salviati sculptures for sale on 1stDibs

Salviati sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Salviati sculptures to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 24 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original sculptures by Salviati were created in Italy during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. Many customers also consider sculptures by Livio Seguso, Barovier & Toso and Licio Zanetti if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Salviati sculptures can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $350 and tops out at $4,800, while pieces like these can sell for $1,550 on average.

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