Murano Zanfirico + Aventurine Cream Tutti Frutti Glass Shell Bowl

Murano Zanfirico + Aventurine Cream Tutti Frutti Glass Shell Bowl
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Product Number: WS11036

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Description

Here is an exquisite 1950/60's Venetian freeform cream and white glass shell shaped bowl/ashtray, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. Possibly by AVEM (Arte Vetraria Muranese), as 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.

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

Size

Measures approx 2.25 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Seems to have a very tiny fracture to the middle of one of the curled sections of the rim, shown in final picture.

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