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Barbini 1950's Murano Glass Gold Leaf 'Circus Tent' Bowl


Product Number: WS10405   

Description
This is a magnificent 1950/60's Venetian freeform biomorphic glass "Circus Tent" bowl / ashtray, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. It was made by Barbini, and very similar items can be seen in the book "Italian Glass, Century 20" by Leslie Pina, page 154. In a stunning combination of creamy white Lattimo glass cased in clear glass, with Gold Leaf inclusions and copper Aventurine stripes.

Please note:  the plastic stand is for display purposes only and is not included.

Size
Measures approx 2.5 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition
No chips or crack other than a tiny nick to the base rim, and a couple of really faint, small bruise marks to the underneath side, all shown in final pictures.

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