AVEM Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Green Glass Vase

AVEM Murano Zanfirico Bizantino / Tutti Frutti Green Glass Vase
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Product Number: WS07488

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Description

Here is an exquisite 1950/60's Venetian glass mini vase or match holder, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. This piece was 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, white zanfirico lattice filigree, twisted ribbon canes, and copper aventurine. All of this is surrounded with an inner casing of green glass, and an outer clear glass casing.

Size

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

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks other than a couple of tiny fleabites to the base rim, shown in final picture, and a few faint surface scratches to the rim.

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