Often copied but never matched, Fratelli Toso's C.1050s breathtaking "winged" opalescent vase is in a league of its own. Notice how the deep purple at the mouth of the vase lightens and blends seamlessly into the cool white opalescent lattimo near the base and how the crystal glass wings seem to magically emerge from within. THIS is the kind of Murano mastery that Asian firms churning out 'faux Murano' glass CANNOT TOUCH. Documented by Leslie Pina in "Fratelli Toso" (see last photo), this unlabeled beauty is in minty condition and would make the perfect gift.
ps. The studio lighting seems to inject some yellow into this piece, but there is none.
DIMENSIONS: ~15.5" tall x 5.5" widest diameter
CONDITION: Minty, heavy age-appropriate base wear (but hard to spot)
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