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Rugiadoso Centerpiece by Ercole Barovier for Barovier, Toso & Co. 1940

Code: 10508


W: 35.5cm (14")H: 25.5cm (10")D: 24cm (9.4")

Rugiadoso biomorphic bowl of a shells resting on a pedestal of sea urchins designed circa 1940 by Ercole Barovier (1889-1974) and is produced one of the oldest family businesses in the world Barovier. In 1939 merged with the Toso family to become “Barovier & Toso”. The Venetian centrepiece is made of hand blown glass applied with internal tiny specks of gold leaf which sparkle as the light hits the shards of gold. The organic form and the internal walls give the appearance of a sugar coated surface bringing a natural energy to the glass sea vessel.

Literature: Attilia Dorigatu, 'Ercole Barovier 1889-1974: Vetraio Muranese', Marsilio Editori, 1989, p. 72 (design variant illustrated)

Marc Heiremans, '20th Century Murano Glass', Stuttgart, 1996, p. 60

The Martin Cohen Collection, Final Chapter

CreatorBarovier&Toso (Manufacturer), Ercole Barovier (Designer)

Style: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)

Materials and Techniques

Murano Glass,Art Glass,Blown Glass

Place of Origin: Italy

Date of Manufacture: circa 1940