Salviati, founded in the 1850s, is one of the oldest Murano glass houses in continuous operation and has created some of the most intense and extravagant pieces of Murano glass anywhere. so to describe its mastery over a simple cased glass vase seems ridiculous. Still. We've been enchanted with the big bold colors and modern shapes of mid-century Italian glass (though cased glass was mostly produced in Empoli, some was of course produced in Murano) since forever, but let's face it: these were mass produced trinkets for the booming post-war US consumer economy at the time, not painstakingly crafted works of art. I've carried on about the curves, forms, colors of Italian cased glass, but rarely about the workmanship. It was generally uneven and all Empoli glass collectors know it.
Salviati's cased glass is a whole other ballgame. The fineness, delicateness, sheer perfection of this form and its execution is exquisite! No tool marks, no bubbles, no production slip-ups. This sublime cobalt blue vase, roughly 12" tall, is signed on the base. A future collector's item, this modern vase will be a magnificent addition to your home's decor--especially if you need the perfect vase for cut flowers!
DIMENSIONS: ~12" tall
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