Model #884, produced by Aureliano Toso, on the island of Murano. This beautiful vase designed by Dino Martens in pale lavender glass with swirled ribbing and applied side decorations and foot. h. 14.5” dia. 8.5”
Large scale, studio made earthenware vase with textured surface and pinched neck. Raised, multi-colored decoration of a musician in motion. A great form and beautiful glaze combination. Signed and dated on the underside. h. 23" diam 6"
One small restoration towards the top which is almost invisible to the naked eye and does not detract at all.
Large-scale vase created from a coil technique, with wide body and flaring at top. Beautiful, asymmetrical form with external glazes in tans and dark browns, and internal green glaze. Signed on underside. h. 20" diam. 14"
"Pezzi Unici di Prova," Rare Vase by Ercole Barovier Italy c. 1956
Produced by Barovier & Toso. Beautiful vase form of hand-blown clear glass with "Barbarico" style "lattimo" technique. Gold inclusions and pale blue abstract stripes. Part of an experimental grouping and considered unique. Unsigned. Documentation: Art of the Barovier Glassmakers in Murano, 1866-1972. Edited by Marina Barovier. For examples of other "Pezzi Unici di Prova" pieces, pg. 182-183. h. 12.5" diam. 6"
Triple-spouted Ceramic Vase by C.A.S. Vietri Italy c. 1950
Playful and sophisticated ceramic vessel. Hand-thrown with blue, brown, and white salt glaze, and clown figure decoration. This piece is done in the spirit of works by Guido Gambone. Signed on underside. h. 15.5" w. 11" d. 6.5"
Handmade Ceramic Bottle by Torviscosa Italy c. 1958
Irregular bottle form with slant-cut mouth at top. High fire glazes in mottled reds and blues create a beautiful effect. Really fine example of mid-century Italian ceramics. Signed on bottom. h. 16.75" w. 7" d. 6"
Studio Built Surrealist Rope Vase by Zaccagnini Italy c. 1940
Gorgeous terra cotta vase with wide mouth and footed base. Textured surface with matte green glaze and applied ceramic rope throughout. These rope vases are highly sought after pieces and this example is a great scale, and condition. Signed on underside. h. 11.5" diam. 8"
Excellent condition. Some scuffs and scratches to the surface.
Large-Scale "Merletto" Glass Vase by Romano Dona Italy 2013
Gorgeous vase of clear glass with intricately woven canes infused to create a netting effect. Swirling lines of white and shades of blue embedded in the glass give a dreamy spirit to this over-scaled piece. Signed underneath. h. 18" w. 9.5" d. 6.75"
Studio Ceramic Vase with Stand by Marcello Fantoni Italy c. 1958
Tall vase form with pinched neck and triangular spout. Hand-built earthenware with rough, matte black glaze, and multicolored cubist figure on front. Signed underneath. An unobtrusive and removable stand was recently created for this piece. h. 18" w. 5.75" d. 3"