This sublime (and LARGE) Italian glass decanter | carafe | pitcher 'a canne verticale', with alternating vertical canes of yellow, white and clear glass has been widely attributed to Gio Ponti for Venini C.1946 thanks to Leslie Pina's attribution in Circa Fifties Glass, page 54. However, it is not signed, nor have the others in this design I've come across, and Venini's work was almost always signed. Alternatively, I've seen this beauty attributed to Fratelli Toso and even Empoli-based companies such as Guildcraft. Frankly--it doesn't matter--this is a BEAUTY and its Murano-level of craftmanship is indisputable! While a practical carafe form, this piece is so classically beautiful, it makes a great vase and is of course a perfect sculpture in itself. This is a strikingly beautiful clean piece that has managed to make it through the past seven decades barely touched by time. (Of course, expect some minor base wear, a possible scuff or two, though I've not been able to find even this.)
DIMENSIONS: 8.25" tall by 6.5" widest diameter
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Oct 29, 2017
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