1950s Murano Art Glass Vase with Pink Stripes by Alfreo Barbini
Item e6586

A very nice 50s Murano art glass vase. Designed and manufactured by Alfredo Barbini ca. 1950s. Thick opaline glass with alternating vertical stripes in white and pink glass and gold foil encased in a clear glass overlay. An authentic piece of Midcentury Modern Murano art glass of the 1950s.

Alfredo Barbini (1912 – 2007) attended to the Abate Zanetti glass design school at the age of ten and worked at the S.A.I.A.R. Ferro Toso, Cristalleria di Murano and at the Zecchin-Martinuzzi furnace. In the early 1930s he became master craftsman at V.A.M.S.A. He executed works designed by the painter Luigi Scarpa Croce, such as the dish with fishes exhibited at the 1942 Biennale di Venezia. In 1946 he moved to Gino Cenedese & C as partner and director. At the 1948 Biennale, he exhibited an outstanding series of sculptures with the surface corroded with acid: “Collasso”, “Putto”, “Diana Nera”. In 1950 he started his own glass workshop the Vetreria Alfredo Barbini. Several works of Barbini are of outstanding importance for the muranese glass art as there are the Sasso, Scavo, Inciso, Sommerso or the Ad Agnelli objects.

Height: 8.27" (21 cm)
Diameter: 2.76" (7 cm)

Literature Reference:
Leslie Pina, Fifties Glass, Atgen 1993, page 56 (coloures and technique)
Weil Ceramics & Glass Inc., Handblown Venetian Glass by Alfredo Barbini, New York 1961

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