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In 1946, Gino Cenedese formed the company Cenedese & Co. In 1947 he was joined by Alfredo Barbini as a partner, who was also artistic director and master glassblower. After Barbini left in 1950 to start his own company, Cenedese began using freelance designers, which included Fulvio Bianconi, Riccardo Licata, and Napoleone Martinuzzi. Antonio Da Ros became artistic director in 1959. He frequently designed pieces using the Sommerso technique, often with 'Uranium' green glass that glows brightly in ultra violet light. Cenedese are probably best known for their range of Aquarium sculptures - large clear blocks of glass filled with suspended fish and seaweed. they were originally designed by Alfredo Barbini, and later continued by Riccardo Licata.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Cenedese Riccardo Licata Murano Glass Fish Aquarium Block Paperweight

A Murano glass fish aquarium block sculpture. Made by Cenedese, and designed by Riccardo Licata.

Cenedese Murano Gold Leaf Bullicante Glass Tortoise - Signed

A Murano glass tortoise with gold leaf inclusions and "Bullicante" controlled bubble effect. Made by Cenedese, signed.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Blue Glass Biomorphic Bowl

A turquoise and blue Murano glass ashtray bowl. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Amber Glass Organic Vase

An amber Murano glass vase. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Blue Glass Candle Holder

A blue and clear Murano glass candle holder or goblet. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano Gold Leaf Glass Candlestick - Labelled

A yellow and white striped Murano glass candlestick holder with gold leaf inclusions. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano / Sommerso Glass Candlestick - Signed + Label

A red and amber Murano "Sommerso" glass candlestick holder. Made by Cenedese, signed and labelled.

Cenedese Murano / Sommerso Glass Candlestick - Signed

A black and green Murano "Sommerso" glass candlestick holder. Made by Cenedese, signed.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Uranium Green Glass Geode Bowl

A brown and uranium green Murano glass "Geode" bowl. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano Signed Neodymium / Alexandrite Glass Geode Bowl

A blue and lilac Murano "Neodymium" glass "Geode" bowl. Made by Cenedese, signed.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Neodymium / Alexandrite Glass Paperweight

A blue and lilac Murano "Neodymium" glass paperweight. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano Labelled Neodymium / Alexandrite Glass Squirrel

A blue and lilac Murano "Neodymium" glass squirrel figurine. Made by Cenedese, labelled.

Cenedese Murano / Sommerso Uranium Glass Bowl - Signed

A blue and uranium green Murano glass bowl. Made by Cenedese, signed.


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References

For more information on Cenedese glass, check out the following resources:

Books


ITALIAN GLASS (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide) | ISBN 978-0764319297


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

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