This is a pair of fruit bookends by Alfredo Barbini from the 1960's. Alfredo Barbini is a glass artist born in 1912 on the island of Murano in the lagoon of Venice.He is one of the leading 20th century glass blowers from the Murano Islands and worked closely with Seguso. Of hand blown sommerso technique glass. The gold color in this pair show a slight variance in shades and there is a tiny nick on the underneath side of the tip of one leaf. Otherwise in very good condition with minor age wearing. This is the apple & pear set. The pear is approx 7" and the apple is 5". Barbini, born in 1912, began his long career in 1925 at the age of 13, working in the S.
In 1929 he joined Cristalleria di Venezia e Murano as a master glassblower. From 1936 to 1944 he was a partner and master glassblower at Societa Anonima Vetri Artistici Murano. Following World War II Barbini worked as master glassblower and designer successively with Archimede Seguso and Napoleone Martinuzzi, then became a partner with Veteria Vistosi and, later, Gino Cenedese. With financial assistance from the firm of Salviati & C. For whom he produced products, he formed in 1950 his own glass firm, Vetreria Alfredo Barbini.
He died in 2007 at the age of 95. I recently bought out the estate of a murano art glass collector. I got some amazing pieces from the 1930's forward. I will be listing approximately 50 pieces over the next couple of days so be sure and check back with me.
I accept reasonable offers and please include photos as part of the description. The item "Alfredo Barbini Murano Sommerso Glass Pear & Apple Bookends Blue Gold Italy Vtg" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "treasuresstore1" and is located in Santa Paula, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.