Classically shaped oval bowl is a master class of technique and elegance, designed by Ercole Barovier (1889-1974) circa 1948 for Barovier, Toso & Co. It has an edging of white on the opening of the vessel. The handles are formed into the sides of the bowl in the shape of grapes applied with gold leaf. The rippled body of the bowl is heighten by the sandwich of two layers of clear glass in the middle are tiny golden flecks floating throughout its transparent form. The ripped body of the bowl magnifies and enhances the reflective quality of the gold. All of which sits on a tiered gold leaf and white opaque stand.
• Literature Marc Heiremans, '20th Century Murano Glass', Stuttgart, 1996, p. 38
Helmut Ricke, Eva Schmitt, 'Italian Glass Murano: Milan 1930-1970', Munich, 1997, p. 49
The Martin Cohen Collection Final Chapter.
Style: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
Place of Origin: Italy
Date of Manufacture: circa 1948
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