MONUMENTAL Alfredo BARBINI Murano Ribbed Conch Shell Glass Centerpiece | Bowl -- MINT


This awe-inspiring (seriously!) mid-century Barbini masterpiece will most certainly rank as one of the most beautiful pieces of glass you've ever seen. Barbini's iconic thickly ribbed glass shell designed for Weil Ceramics & Glass c. 1960s, with its rich hues that vary throughout, was clearly made to play with the light. But in this alexandrite-like incarnation, the bowl explodes with blues, pinks, purples in a complex dance of color that, with the magnifying and deforming effects of the rolling curves of the glass, has an infinite number of moods depending on your perspective and the light.

This special piece belongs OUT in the open (not stored in a cabinet on display) where you can use it every day—on the kitchen countertop to hold fruit; on a vanity for your brushes, make-up, etc.; on top of your dresser or night table to hold the personal items you need on hand the next day.

Spectacular vintage Murano glass pieces like this console make the PERFECT gift! They’re pretty much one of a kind, so no one else will ever saunter into the party with the same item. And while expensive new crystal (you know, those typical boring wedding gifts) depreciate the minute they’re removed from the box, high quality famous maker (like Barbini) mid-century Murano glass becomes scarcer by the moment—they’re a gift and an investment at the same time.

Check out the rest of our supersized spectacular Murano centerpieces here:

With GLASSpheme’s ridiculously large selection, you’ll find the perfect piece for your decor—or your special person.

Dimensions: ~14" long X ~8.5" wide, ~5" tall
Condition: Excellent, with the lightest of base wear

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