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Alfredo Barbini began learning the art of glass making in 1912, aged ten, at Abate Zanetti, the design school attached to the Murano Glass museum. He then went on to work for Ferro Toso, Cristalleria Murano, Zecchin-Martinuzzi, Seguso Vetri'dArte and Vetri Artistici Muranesi Societa Anonima. In 1946 he became a partner at Cenedese, and then began Barbini Glassworks in 1950. Barbini has become renowned for his heavy, thick sculptural forms which have won him many awards. In 1952 Alfredo's daugher Oceania Barbini-Moretti joined the glassworks and is now the company's sales manager. His son Flavio became a designer for the firm in 1968.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with copper Aventurine inclusions. Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with copper Aventurine inclusions. Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with copper Aventurine inclusions. Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with copper Aventurine inclusions.
Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with copper Aventurine inclusions.

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Barbini black + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Barbini cream + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with gold leaf inclusions and copper Aventurine stripes. Barbini blue + white glass "Circus Tent" bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Barbini pink cased glass shell bowl with gold leaf inclusions.

Barbini biomorphic orangey red cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Seen with a label that reads "Venetian, made by Alfredo Barbini, for Weil Ceramics & Glass, Murano, Italy". Barbini biomorphic orangey red cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Seen with a label that reads "Venetian, made by Alfredo Barbini, for Weil Ceramics & Glass, Murano, Italy". Barbini biomorphic orangey red cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Seen with a label that reads "Venetian, made by Alfredo Barbini, for Weil Ceramics & Glass, Murano, Italy". Barbini biomorphic orangey red cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Seen with a label that reads "Venetian, made by Alfredo Barbini, for Weil Ceramics & Glass, Murano, Italy".
Barbini biomorphic orangey red cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions. Seen with a label that reads "Venetian, made by Alfredo Barbini, for Weil Ceramics & Glass, Murano, Italy".
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Murano biomorphic red + black cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions + 'Bullicante' controlled bubble effect. Probably by Barbini. Murano biomorphic red + black cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions + 'Bullicante' controlled bubble effect. Probably by Barbini. Murano biomorphic red + black cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions + 'Bullicante' controlled bubble effect. Probably by Barbini. Murano biomorphic red + black cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions + 'Bullicante' controlled bubble effect. Probably by Barbini.
Murano biomorphic red + black cased glass bowl with gold leaf inclusions + 'Bullicante' controlled bubble effect. Probably by Barbini.
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Italian Glass: Century 20 | ISBN 978-0764319297



20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-0847822539

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