You're looking at a truly spectacular mid-century Murano glass platter and fruit collection in to.die.for LAVENDER and gold aventurine. The fruit, none of which are labeled, are documented Alfredo Barbini pieces so the incredibly gorgeous platter, a perfect match for the fruits, is likely by Alfredo Barbini as well. This thick, impeccably constructed set weighs in at almost 10 lbs!
PLATTER: The bowl/platter, roughly 12.75" in diameter and 2" high, is done in a thick and luxurious pale opalescent lavender overlaid in gold aventurine. In itself, weighing in at nearly 5 lbs, this is one of the most magnificent Murano platters I've ever seen. It appears to have suffered an internal fracture in production -- I've included many photos of it, including with backlighting to get a better idea of what I'm trying to describe. Ultimately, neither the structural stability of the piece nor its presentation appears affected. Even without the fruits on it, it looks beautiful and perfect on display. With the fruits, the potential damage is pretty irrelevant to both use and display.
FRUIT: These SIX mid-century Barbini treasures are ridiculously spectacular and nearly impossible to find! This sublime collection of 6 Alfredo Barbini fruits are done in a thin delicate layer of translucent lavender glass, then layered with a crystal sheet strewn with tiny flecks of gold. The effect is breathtaking. The pear is about 6" tall and 3" wide and the apple is about 4" tall and 5" wide and the rest of the fruit sizes can be extrapolated from there. The pear, apple and banana are immediately recognizable, but the two crackle glass pieces (both different sizes and shapes) are probably meant to emulate the textured skin of citrus fruits and may be an orange and a lemon or lime.
Our lavender Barbini Murano glass fruits are in absolutely mint condition, with no breaks or chips or any damage at all.
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