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Alfredo Barbini Murano Italian Art Glass Ribbed 'Corallo Oro' Vase w/ Gold Fleck

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A large and heavy Mid-Century Modern hand-blown Murano art glass vase designed by Alfredo Barbini (1912-2007), circa 1950s. Tall triangular form with thick twisted ribbed glass of coral / orange striped glass with gold fleck and scalloped top. Authentic piece of Murano art glass, documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950s - Vetreria Alfredo Barbini (published in his catalogue). In very nice original condition, no issues to rim , only few small chips to underside on bases bottom from setting it down over the years, not visiable when upright. Alfredo Barbini, a glass artist born in 1912 on the islands of Murano in the lagoon of Venice, Italy, was one of Murano's leading figures of the twentieth century. His parents were members of families which had been prominent in the glassmaking industry on Murano for generations as glassblowers and beadmakers. Barbini began his long career in 1925 at the age of 13, working in the S.A.I.A.R. Ferro Toso factory. In 1929 he joined Cristalleria di Venezia e Murano as a master glassblower. He left that firm in 1932 for employment with a glass workshop in Milan, but returned to Murano to work first at the newly formed Zecchin & Martinuzzi firm and then with Seguso Vetri d'Arte. From 1936 to 1944 he was a partner and master glassblower at Societa Anonima Vetri Artistici Murano, known as S.A.V.A.M. Following World War II Barbini worked as master glassblower and designer successively with Archimede Seguso and Napoleone Martinuzzi, then became a partner with Vetreria Vistosi and, later, Gino Cenedese. With financial assistance from the firm of Salviati & C., for whom he produced products, he formed in 1950 his own glass firm, Vetreria Alfredo Barbini (reorganized in 1983 as Alfredo Barbini Srl). His firm exhibited his work at the Venice Biennales from 1950 to 1961. He died in 2007
  • Creator:
  • Attributed to:
    Zecchin Martinuzzi (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12.5 in (31.75 cm)Width: 6.63 in (16.85 cm)Depth: 6.63 in (16.85 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very nice original condition, no issues to rim , only few small chips to underside on bases bottom from setting it down over the years, not visiable when upright.
  • Seller Location:
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU820239713672
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