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Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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The still-thriving glassworks known today as Barovier&Toso, revered for its catalogue of exquisite mouth-blown chandeliers, sconces and table lamps, originated on the Venetian island of Murano, a region of the world famed for its production of artisanal glassworks. In its early years, the firm traded under the name Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.

The Barovier dynasty began in 1295, when Jacobello Barovier, mentioned in historical documents as a master glassblower, began pinching, cutting, blowing and twisting a molten mixture of sand and minerals into incandescent works of art.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.

Under the nearly 50-year artistic directorship of Barovier&Toso cofounder Ercole Barovier (1889–1974), the company created buoyant traditional pieces such as pendants and wall lights, and it pioneered an array of innovative modernist designs with bold colors, patterns and surfaces.

By the time Ercole Barovier was born, in 1889, his family had already been in the glassmaking business for centuries. Nonetheless, Ercole did not choose glassmaking as his first career — he instead studied medicine as a young man before going on to work as a radio operator in the first World War.

The year after the war ended, Ercole joined his family’s business (over time, in addition to Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C., the manufactory’s names have also included Fratelli Barovier and Artisti Barovier). Ercole was appointed artistic director in 1926, and subsequently managed the business with his brother Nicolò. 

From 1927 onward, Ercole Barovier was the chief designer at his family’s glassworks. His style became defined by his use of riotous color and later, audacious forms. Ercole created sculptures, table lamps and other pieces using mosaic techniques to add a kaleidoscope of striking hues to his work. Early in his career, he garnered praise for his work with murrine glass, one of the traditional arts for which Murano is widely known. He became sole proprietor in 1934 and, in 1936, merged his own family business with the Venetian glass factory SAIAR Ferro Toso. They renamed the company Barovier&Toso, a name under which the firm still operates today.

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.

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

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Creator: Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Barovier 1940s Rostrato Vase 21cm H
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in DARLINGTON, WA
Barovier & Toso Rostrato Vase dating 1940s Italy measuring 21cm x 14.5cm in excellent condition
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Ercole Barovier Murano Seminatore Clear Massiccio Glass Gold Applications, 1930
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C., Ercole Barovier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This is a great sculpture. Please check details on photo. It's part of a group of probably four figurines representing the four seasons. This is the spr...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Large Chalice with Blue Decoration by Artistica Barovier, 1920's Italy
By Artisti Barovier, Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in London, GB
Large Chalice sapphire clear blue applied pattern on translucent blown glass attributed to Artistica Barovier (1919-1936) circa 1920. This goblet sits on a long stem with two decorated glass balls and a small central glass ball resting on a splayed foot. The name chalice is borrowed from Greek (kulix), cup. A chalice is often used for drinking during a ceremony or may convey a distinct symbolic meaning. After World War I the company changed its name to Vetreria Artistica Barovier...
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1910s Italian Art Deco Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Barovier Table Lamp Murano Glass, 1950, Italy
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Milano, IT
Barovier table lamp Murano glass, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Ercole Barovier Art Deco Murano Glass Italian Pendant Chandelier "Pulegoso", 30s
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C., Ercole Barovier
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Murano glass chandelier blown with the Pulegoso technique, glass with air bubbles inside. Designed by Ercole Barovier and produced by Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C in the late 1930...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Brass

Barovier & Toso Vintage Chandelier 6 Lights Murano Glass
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
Barovier & Toso chandelier Vintage venetian chandelier clear with gold decoration. Dated 1950's /'60 perfect condition , dimensions 100 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Blown Glass

Lampada Barovier&Toso vintage art deco murano chandelier, 1940.
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C., Barovier&Toso
Located in Palermo, IT
Raro lampadario Art Déco in vetro di Murano cangiante, prodotto negli anni '40. Questo lampadario molto particolare è stato realizzato con la tecnica del vetro acidato che dona al ve...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Brass Mounted Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier, 1940
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing 4 -shade Murano glass chandelier with elegant shaped brass mount, by Barovier. Excellent vintage condition. Four E 27 light bulbs compatible with US standards. The height of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Blown Glass

Two Murano glass vases by Barovier & Toso. Italy 1950 - 1959
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in CADALSO, ES
Very rare to find two pieces in this condition
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Monumental Ruby Gold Tall Murano CandleStick by Barovier & Toso Venitian Glass
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in San Diego, CA
Striking Italian Venitian glass in ruby red with gold speckles, a showstopper can be used as a centerpiece for special occasions with beautiful colors great condition.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Brass Mounted Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier, 1940
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Rome, IT
Exceptional five-shade Murano glass chandelier with elegant shaped brass mount, by Barovier. Excellent vintage condition. Four E 27 light bulbs compatible with US standards. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Blown Glass

Italian Chandelier by Barovier & Toso Murano, 1990
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Budapest, HU
Flamboyant chandelier from the famous Barovier & Toso furnace. 12 ruby red arms to make the protagonist of a representative hall. A six-armed pair is also available.
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1990s Italian Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vintage Large Barovier Murano Glass Flower Anemone Ceiling Light, Italy, 1970s
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Paris, France
Beautiful Barovier and Toso ceiling light with four sockets and pink anemone flower in Murano glass handmade enhanced with gold, gilt f...
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Late 20th Century Italian Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Barovier Ceiling Lamp Italian Design Transparent Glass Murano Bubbles 1940
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Flower Barovier Ceiling Lamp Italian Design Transparent Glass Murano Bubbles 1940 . 3 Bulbs Light E27 Max 80 Watt Each.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Murano Glass

Handle Barovier 1940s Brass Chrome Glass Murano Italian design 1940s
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Handle Barovier 1940s Brass Chrome Glass Murano Italian design 1940s
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Barovier Venetian Glass Table Lamps with 22-Karat Gold Dust Inclusions
By Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C.
Located in Milford, NH
An elegant pair of Barovier Venetian glass two-light table lamps with Fine form and 22-karat gold dust inclusions on gilt bases,original wiring, in good working condition, with minor...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Furniture

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Glass

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Murano Glass

Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. 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 Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. 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 furniture by Emilio Lancia, Artisti Barovier, and Ferro Toso Barovier. Prices for Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $975 and can go as high as $8,908, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,783.

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