When Alfredo Barbini started his own shop in 1950, Salviati was not only an investor, but likely his first customer, and this stunning decanter, which still retains the Salviati paper label on the base, was clearly part of that output. Done in a delicate Robin's Egg blue over lattimo strewn with gold aventurine and bullicante encased in clear glass, this unusual beauty (in my 15 years of collecting, I've never come across this model before) is not only a rarely-seen variation on Barbini's highly coveted 'circus tent' decanters, it's likely a forerunner. Notice the conical shape of the base, the clear glass ring at its top, and the cupped neck--these design elements are distinctively Barbini.
DIMENSIONS: 16" tall, approx 4" at widest diameter
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