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AVEM Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Blue Glass Bowl

AVEM Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Blue Glass Bowl
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Product Number: WS10099

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Description

Here is an exquisite large and heavy (1.6 kilos unpacked) 1950/60's Venetian freeform glass bowl/ashtray, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. Made by AVEM (Arte Vetraria Muranese), part of their "Bizantino" series (more commonly known as "tutti-frutti") which was introduced in 1953. Similar items are shown in the book "AVEM, Arte Vetraria Muranese, Artistic Production 1932 - 1972" by Marc Heiremans (pages 106-109, 209, 218 and 222). Decorated with silver leaf, patches of copper Aventurine, white Zanfirico lattice filigree, twisted ribbon canes, and multicoloured murrines! All of this is surrounded with an outer casing of blue glass.  

Size

Measures approx 2.5 inches tall by 8 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Has a couple of small rim nicks, shown in final pictures.

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