Feast your eyes on this gorgeous shimmering gold-flecked PERSIMMON Murano cased glass geode bowl or ashtray that I BELIEVE is by Alfredo Barbini. While I've seen this design attributed to Barbini by Murano dealers I respect, it's the flaming persimmon orange that SCREAMS Barbini to me. (The deep intense color of this bowl is an exact match for the orange glass shell that I'm certain was done by Barbini.) The photos can describe this breathtaking beauty better than I ever could, but this heavy (over 3 lbs) super premium quality piece is in extremely mint condition, with only some light base wear. And the only hint of a production imperfection is a vague dark dot on the bowl's interior that may be a bit of embedded ash.
Dimensions: 6.5" wide, 5.75" long, 2.75" tall
Condition: MINTY (with only the lightest of base wear)
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