This is a magnificent 1950's/60's Venetian freeform glass dish, made on the island of Murano
, near Venice, Italy. These bowls are often found with red + gold labels which read "Vetro Artistico Veneziano"
. In a stunning combination of purple & opaline white encased glass, with silver leaf
inclusions, golden coloured copper aventurine
and multicoloured mottled/speckled canes. Other bowls with the same style of mottled canes can be found with AVEM labels, see here
. For this reason, it is most likely that this range was made by the AVEM factory, for distribution through Vetro Artistico Veneziano.
Measures approx 2.5 inches tall by 8.75 inches in diameter at widest point.
Excellent condition, no chips or cracks other than a tiny nick to the rim, shown in final picture.