Immerse yourself in the delicate perfection of this C.1920s folded rim latticino | filigrana ribbon bud vase produced by BAROVIER & TOSO. Leslie Pina attributed this sublime piece to Barovier Toso ("Italian Glass: 20th Century"), but I've also seen this design reliably attributed to Salviati. After a bit of research, it turns out that both attributions are likely correct!
An article in the Journal of Antiques (http://www.journalofantiques.com/featureapr01.htm) shows what clearly seems to be an early incarnation of this design marketed by Salviati but designed and blown by the Artisti Barovier. In 1919, after Artisti Barovier liquidated, the Baroviers teamed with other master glassblowers to form Veteria Artistica Barovier & Co. and Salviati & Co., EXCLUSIVELY A RETAIL OPERATION then, was one of their most important clients. Moreover, when Salviati restarted glass production in 1931, Napoleone Barovier became their master glass blower. (The Great Depression created great economic hardship in the Venetian glass industry and with Veteria Artistica Barovier & Co. down to one furnace, the partners sought to supplement their income elsewhere as well.)
In short, this magnificent vase was almost certainly designed and produced by Barovier between 1919 and 1931 and marketed and sold under the Salviati label. Note the fineness of every detail. No imperfections or damage anywhere! This spectacular bud vase is a fine example of inimitable workmanship of one of the great Murano masters.
DIMENSIONS: ~9" tall
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