Skip to main content

Salviati Abstract 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.

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

10
1
to
2
9
2
11
10
11
6
5
10
1
5
5
2
3
1
Height
to
Width
to
11
8
6
5
2
11
11
62
206
94
88
75
Creator: Salviati
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...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Mid-Century Organic Handblown Transparent Murano Glass Sculpture signed Salviati
By Salviati
Located in New York, NY
This minimal yet effortlessly stunning Mid-Century Modernist Organic Hand-Blown Transparent Murano Art Glass Sculpture is signed Salviati and originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Featu...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Salviati Gaspari Murano Uranium UV Green Italian Art Glass Abstract Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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 .
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Murano 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown 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...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Murano 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 bullecante. From the 1970s. The stem and leaf...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Blown 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 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

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...
Category

1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass, Cut Glass, Blown Glass, 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...
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine, Blown Glass

Related Items
Salviati Murano Orange White Fade Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Fish Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
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 ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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

Art Deco Table Lamp Sculpture
Located in Antwerp, BE
An Art Deco sculpture with three deer on a marble base. Measures: Width:43 cm. Depth:15 cm. Height:37 cm. Weight:10 kg.
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Onyx, Marble

Art Deco Table Lamp Sculpture
Art Deco Table Lamp Sculpture
H 14.57 in W 16.93 in D 5.91 in
Large Perles 4 Vase in Hand Blown Murano Glass by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Hand blown colorful vase made using the "canne" technique. Hand blown and hand-finished cane vase.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Ceramic and Glass Table Lamp Sculpture, France, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Ceramic and glass table lamp sculpture. France, circa 1900.
Category

Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Ceramic

Arnaldo Pomodoro Bronze Sculpture for Borsani, Fixed on a Table Lamp, 1985-2021
By Arnaldo Pomodoro, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Rome, IT
Arnaldo Pomodoro bronze sculpture "medaglia" for Tecno, bronze signed on verso "A Pomodoro" and inscribed " Osvaldo Borsani 1985 Atelier Stefano J...
Category

1980s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Uranium Glass, Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

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...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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

Large Perles 1 Vase in Hand Blown Murano Glass by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Hand blown colorful vase made using the "canne" technique. Hand blown and hand-finished cane vase.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Vintage Aquamarine Glass Menhir Sculpture Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Florence, IT
Vintage Aquamarine Glass Menhir Sculpture table lamp with led light. The Menhirs (from the Breton men and hir "long stone"; in Italian also "pietrafitta") are monolithic megaliths. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Previously Available Items
Luciano Gaspari Massive Brutalist Abstract Glass Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible tall massive glass sculpture designed by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, circa 1960's in clear glass, with a small corner chip on the bottom of the base as shown, can be gro...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, Murano Italy Abstract Glass Sculpture, Ca 1960s
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Luciano Gaspari (1913-2007) for Salviati Abstract Glass Sculpture in a beautiful coloration of yellows and lighter and dark oranges, circa 1960s. Sculpture measures 18-1/4" high,...
Category

1960s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Art 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 that finding a good piece for sale is so rare. His work has been exhibited in many prestigious Art Museums and remains in permanent collections worldwide. It is hard to let go of this piece as we collect all things brutalist. This piece from the early sixties is amazing for the brutalist design but even more desirable for the color combination of the glass! The olive glass for the sculpture sits on a aquamarine color cube base. It is spectacular. Luciano Gapari (1913-2007). His works are conserved not only in private collections but in Italian, European and American museums, such as the Gallerie d’Arte Moderna in Venice and Rome, the Museo del Vetro in Murano, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Musée Royal d’Art et d’Histoire in Liège, the Museums of Contemporary Art in Tel-Aviv and Caifa. The union between art, design and glass production – which arose in Murano during the 1920s and ‘30s, with the inventions first of Vittorio Zecchin and then of Carlo Scarpa – developed after the war in a fresh and different way. Totally new techniques were tried out, giving rise to such forms as “sommerso”, consisting of multiple, often coloured layers, “fumé”, corroded and iridescent surfaces, and solid glass. The idea that items of glasswork could be considered genuine and individual works of art began to make headway. In Venice in 1953 Egidio...
Category

1960s Italian Brutalist Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Luciano Gaspari for Salviati "Elipse" Murano Glass Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this rare "Elipse" glass sculpture by Luciano Gaspari for the House of Salviati which was distributed in the U.S. by Laurel Lamp Co. in the 1970s. The sculp...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Reserved for Claire - 2 Salviati Items
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Reserved for Claire - 2 Salviati Items Item Ref: LU974118571062 Beautiful, vintage Murano hand blown cobalt blue and green Sommerso coastal mountain range and lagoon beach Italian a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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

Reserved for Claire - 2 Salviati Items
Reserved for Claire - 2 Salviati Items
H 3.25 in W 4.5 in D 9.5 in
Luciano Gaspari Salviati Murano Smoky Green Italian Art Glass Abstract Sculpture
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown smoky grey color with green paint stroke Italian art glass sculpture. Documented to Luciano Gaspari for the Salviati company. Has a Modernist abst...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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

Tiffany Heart Shaped Vase by Salviati
By Tiffany & Co., Salviati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely heart shaped hand blown clear Murano glass vase, made in Italy by Salviati for Tiffany & Co, circa 1980 Original sticker on the vase, and original mark etched at the base Meas...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sculpture, Salviati, 1970s
By Salviati
Located in Roma, IT
This Murano glass sculpture is a splendid decorative object manufactured by the Italian company Salviati. Murano colorless glass standing on a square base. The surface is cros...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Salviati Gaspari Murano Multi-Color Biomorphic Rock Italian Art Glass Sculpture
By Luciano Gaspari, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous large Murano hand blown Sommerso multi-color Italian art glass biomorphic rock shaped sculpture. Documented to the Salviati Company, and attributed to designer Luciano Gaspa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

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

Luciano Gaspari Glass Sculpture for Salviati
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in New York, NY
Large, architectonic glass sculpture pierced by three holes on a block base by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, circa 1960s.       
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Luciano Gaspari Hand Blown "Elementi Luganari" Sculptures 1958 'Signed'
By Salviati, Luciano Gaspari
Located in New York, NY
Pair of hand blown "Elementi Lagunari" sculptures in gray glass with a white and black threads inside by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, Murano Italy 1958 (hand signed on bottoms with ...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Art Glass Chalice Vase by Salviati & Co.
By Salviati
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Art Glass chalice vase by Salviati & Co, Italy, circa 1965.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Salviati Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Art Glass Chalice Vase by Salviati & Co.
Art Glass Chalice Vase by Salviati & Co.
H 7.75 in W 6.25 in D 4.25 in

Salviati abstract sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Salviati abstract 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 abstract sculptures, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 9 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original abstract sculptures by Salviati were created in the modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider abstract sculptures by Luciano Gaspari, Livio Seguso, and Licio Zanetti. Prices for Salviati abstract sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $550 and can go as high as $3,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,750.

Recently Viewed

View All