This striking work of mid-century Murano glass was handblown by the Fratelli Toso glassworks.
This particular piece gloriously features the Bullicante technique, which is the process of capturing a controlled cascade of bubbles as the glass is being blown. The neat and evenly spaced arrangement of bubbles are smaller and more compactly placed at the centre of the dish, with the size and the spacing of the bubbles growing as the glass expands outwards towards the rim. The piece is finished with an edge trimmed in opaque pink, opaline glass and three inward 'crimps' which adds that final accent of Mid-Mod finesse.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Fratelli Toso glassworks was founded in 1854 by six brothers; Angelo, Giovanni, Ferdinando, Carlo, Gregorio and Liberato. The brothers were joined by Ermanno Toso in 1924 who became artistic director. Fratelli Toso's artistic production has been broad during its 150-year history and has become particularly well known for Murrina and Millefiori production.
Very Good. No chips, cracks or repairs, there is mild use wear on the interior and exterior that is commensurable with the age of the piece, please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the majority of the Fratelli Toso label in use during the 1950s to 1960s.
Height: c. 2.2" / 5.7 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 7.3" / 18.6 cm in diameter (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1 kg / 951 g
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.