A large Murano soffiato art glass glass vase, manufactured by Vetreria Fratelli Toso early 20th century. The vase is executed with clear glass with applications and handles in blue. An authentic example of early 20th century Murano art glass which will highlight every art glass collection. This item was part of a large Fratelli Toso glass collection with over 600 pieces - collected since the 1970s. Body with very small hairline where the handle is attached - almost invisible (see detail picture).
Fratello Toso was one of the leading art glass manufacturers of Murano in the 20th century. In the early 1900's Fratelli Toso started to produce glasses in murrine technique. Murrine and Millefiori glasses remained a major product field of Fratelli Toso. In 1912 a very successful series of liberty inspired art glasses, designed by Hans Stoltenberg Lerche, was presented at the Venice Biennale. From 1936 Ermanno Toso became artistic director. He brought the Millefiore glasses to a new level. A big succes where also the 'Stellato' and 'Cattedrale' murines vases designed between 1948 and 1964 by the artist Pollio Perelda. In the 1960's and 1970's Renato Giusto and Rosanna Toso designed modern cristallo glass series for Fratelli Toso. The company closed in 1982.
Height: 13.39" (34 cm)
Diameter: 6.69" (17 cm)