Alfredo Barbini Large Vase 'doppio incalmo', Venice ca. 1965
Item e6033

A large heavy glass vase manufactured and designed by Alfredo Barbini ca. 1965. Thick clear, blue, yellow and black glass fused in incalmo technique. Marked with engraved company signature 'A. Barbini' on the lower rim. The sculptural vase is an authentic piece of 20th century Murano Artglass and one of the most famous designs of Alfredo Barbini.

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.

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Width: 7.48" (19 cm)
Height: 12.99" (33 cm)
Depth: 3.94" (10 cm)
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