Barovier & Toso (Murano, Italy) Tall 15" Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp Base *RARE FIND*
Barovier & Toso is the oldest glass company in Italy and its history dates back to as far as 1295.
In 1884 Giovanni Barovier and his nephews Guiseppe, Benvenuto and Benedetto purchase the Salviati Dr. Antonio glass firm after Salviati decides to separate from the glass production business. The contract includes an agreement to retain the “Salviati” name until Antonios death. Consequently it is changed to “Artisti Barovier” in 1890. The company quickly becomes known for their refined glass works and they partake in important exhibitions to promote the business.
The company as it's known today was formed in 1936 with the merge of two glasshouses - Vetreria Artistica Barovier, and Ferro Toso. First known as Ferro Toso Vetrerie Artistiche Riunite S.A. until 1942, and then Barovier & Toso.
You can read more of their history, here:
We're excited to be able to offer an exquisite table lamp base from the company.
This incredible example of classic Murano glassmaking are truly a sight to be hold. Measuring approx 37.5cm (15") to the top of the glass and 46.5cm (18") to the top of the light fitting, this tall beauty is an excellent size - ready to showcase the true craftsmanship of the company.
Created using hand-blown techniques, the soft cream glass is layered with gold leaf throughout, in a bubble or circular design. There are slight differences in the shape and style, a true indication of individual work as every single piece that leaves the workshop has its own unique attributes.
Truly a beautiful specimen and one that deserves its own special place of display in someone's home.
Additionally, the lamp base has been fitted to work with Australian electrical standards.