For the past 100+ years, the island of Murano off the coast of Italy has been known to produce countless numbers of amazing art glass in many different forms. During the middle of the 20th century, studios on the island produced many beautiful works of art to complement the resurgence of the art deco style of interior decor. Many beautiful freeform examples in the shapes of bowls and ashtrays came on the market place, a number of them were produced by the company Fratelli Toso. Other studios such as Cenedese, Seguso, Venini, etc also contributed awesome works of art to the marketplace.
Which ever studio created this masterpiece, it did a fantastic job. Radiating from the center are twisted ribbons of white and blue with thin copper colored strands intertwined. Cased underneath the ribbon design is a curtain of gold fleck. The bowl shape is somewhat unusual with the edge curling in to form a very shallow dish. On the bottom a well formed ground and polished pontil can be seen.
The dish measures 7 3/4" across and sets approximately 1 1/4" off the surface. No damages or repairs noted, a few interior bubbles visible interspersed in the design as well as some minor shelf wear on the bottom rim. A truly wonderful item indeed. Please view all pictures as they are considered part of the description.
Please check back to my listings often as I will be posting numerous fine examples of glass, pottery and porcelain in the near future. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "ilikeit2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.