Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 13

Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Clam Shell Bowl

$1,450

About

Large Barovier & Toso clam shell form bowl, Murano Italy. Impressive large scale and heavy gold infused glass clam shell.

Details

  • Creator
    Barovier&Toso (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU812522013362

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Barovier&Toso (Designer)

Partnerships come and go within the community of glass-making artisans on the Venetian island of Murano, where business relationships seem as complex as the shifting alliances in the notoriously acrimonious Italian parliament. Formed in 1942 by members of families with centuries of experience in the craft, Barovier, Toso & Co. has proven to be one of the most enduring and prosperous Italian glass manufactories of recent decades. Under the nearly 50-year artistic directorship of cofounder Ercole Barovier (1889–1974), the company created buoyant traditional pieces such as chandeliers and sconces, and it pioneered an array of innovative modernist designs with bold colors, patterns and surfaces.


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 the famed London department store that promoted 19th-century organic textile designs 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.


Ercole Barovier began his personal aesthetic transition toward modernism in the 1930s with his Primavera series of vases and animal sculptures — idiosyncratic milky-white and clear glass filled with tiny bubbles and hairline interior fissures that he produced for Artisti Barovier, a firm headed by his father and uncle. Later, with Barovier Toso, he would explore such novel styles as the mosaic-like Pezatto glass; fluid Spiral patterns; the pebbly textured Barbarico line and the complex, layered and highly colored abstractions of the Oriente series of vases and bowls.


 Traditional or modern, Barovier Toso — still under family control — has produced one of the finest and most diverse catalogues of Murano glass in the last 100 years.

About the Seller
4.5 / 5
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2005
160 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
Associations
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
  • By Mabro Murano
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    Murano glass table lamps by Mabro, Los Angeles CA. Stunning aqua blue color with brass and gilt metal mounts, sh...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Glass

    Murano Glass Table Lamps by Mabro
    H 46 in. Dm 7 in.
    $6,800 / set
  • Located in San Francisco, CA
    Edward Wormley design Murano tile top and brass side tables for Dunbar Furniture Company. Excellent original con...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

    Dunbar Murano Tile Top Tables
    H 16 in. W 20.5 in. D 27 in.
    $12,000 / set
  • By Saxbo
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    Scandinavian Modern Saxbo stoneware ceramic bowl or vase, signed.
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • By Dunbar Furniture
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    Rare X-base mosaic top side table designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture Co. Both in excellent original...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

    Dunbar X-Base Murano Tile-Top Table
    H 21 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
    $7,500
  • Located in San Francisco, CA
    Italian glass orb form table lamp seated in a chrome flat bar tripod base, newly re-wired.
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Glass

  • By Angelo Vittorio Mazzega
    Located in San Francisco, CA
    Italian opaque glass and chrome table lamp and vase by Model Depositato. Unusual combination of a table lamp and...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Chrome

You May Also Like

Barovier e Toso Clam-Shell Bowl, Art Glass Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Miami, FL
Barovier e Toso large, thick clam-shell shaped, lobed Murano center bowl. Clear with gold dust and think walled fluting. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Decorative Bowls

Materials

Murano Glass

Barovier e Toso Clear & Gold Murano Clam-Shell Bowl, Art Glass Centerpiece Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Miami, FL
Barovier e Toso large blown clear and gold Murano glass clam-shell shaped lobed bowl. The inside of the Murano glass shell is filled with gold thread. Signed underneath. Great as a c...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Art Deco Decorative Bowls

Materials

Murano Glass

Ercole Barovier Toso Murano Blue Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Conch Shell Bowl
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous, monumental, vintage Murano hand blown blue with gold flecks Italian art glass seashell centerpiece sculptural bowl with pearl inside. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Decorative Bowls

Materials

Gold Leaf

Barovier Toso Murano Iridescent Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Centerpiece Bowl
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful large Murano hand blown iridescent, controlled bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass centrepiece bowl. Attributed to the Barovier e Toso company. The piece stands on a ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Gold Leaf

Ercole Barovier Toso Murano Gold Flecks Blue Spiderweb Italian Art Glass Bowl
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano handblown opal white, gold flecks and blue spiderweb design Italian art glass leaf bowl. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier, for Barovier e Toso, in the ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Gold Leaf

Barovier Toso Murano Gold Flecks Iridescent Italian Art Glass Center Bowl Vase
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful large vintage Murano hand blown iridescent surface with gold flecks Italian art glass centerpiece bowl. Attributed to the Barovier e Toso company. The piece has controlled ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Gold Leaf

Barovier e Toso Murano Glass 'Rostrato' Vase, 1930s
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Barcelona, ES
Barovier e Toso Murano amber and brown Rostrato glass vase, Italy, 1930s A monumental Art Deco amber Murano art glass vase made with rostrato technique by Ercole Barovier for Barovi...
Category

20th Century Italian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Barovier Toso Murano Opal White Gold Fleck Italian Art Glass Ribbed Compote Bowl
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous Murano hand blown opalescent white and gold flecks Italian art glass compote bowl with scalloped design. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier for Barovier e Toso. Created ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Gold Leaf

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery