Feast your eyes on these gorgeous Alfredo Barbini apple & pear sommerso | encased |submerged glass bookends (or sculptures). The interior layer of glass is that awesome Barbini 'Chinese orange" glowing with gold aventurine. The outer layer is crystal | clear bullicante glass. And both are in perfect condition (save some base wear).
These well-documented (and labeled!) mid-century Murano Alfredo Barbini sommerso glass apple and pear bookends are the perfect excuse to display more glass when you just gotta cede some shelf space for books! Each heavy/substantial piece of fruit has two flat surfaces--one to stand, and one to rest books against, and each are in perfect undamaged condition, with some expected base wear. These were produced by Barbini for Weil Ceramics & Glass.
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DIMENSIONS: Pear - 6.5" tall x 3.5" diameter, Apple ~4.5" tall x 3.5" diameter
CONDITION: PERFECT Vintage Condition (no damage!)
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