This is a magnificent 1950's/60's Venetian freeform glass bowl / ashtray, made on the island of Murano
, near Venice, Italy. In a stunning combination of black & clear encased glass, with silver leaf
inclusions and multicoloured canes. Most likely made by the Fratelli Toso
factory, due to similar bowls with the same style of hollowed canes, bearing a "Castle"
import label, which is almost always associated with Fratelli Toso production. Ref: see [here
] and [here
the plastic stand is for display purposes only and is not included.
Measures approx 2 inches tall by 5.25 inches in diameter at widest point.
Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.