Vintage Modernist Glass Bowl By Alfredo Barbini, Murano, Italy
1960, handsomely designed and masterfully handcrafted weighty fine glass reverse-lipped modernist bowl , hand signed "BARBINI, " approx. With a long lineage of glass-making tradition tracing back to 1658, Alfredo Barbini began making glass in 1925 and consequently became recognized as one of the leading figures in Murano glass during the 20th century. Barbini glass is known for the thick facade with crackling and bubbles and the use of the highly skilled submersion method developed by Alfredo Barbini. The massello technique (a technique in which glass is stretched, molded and fused, allowing multiple pieces to be joined without seams) is a technique peculiar to the Murano glass-makers. Beginning as a method used in specialized production of ornaments made from a single block of glass while producing these ornaments, Alfredo Barbini perfected his submersion or, vetro sommerso technique which he strongly favored as his signature style. This technique plays on the thickness, transparency and tone of the superimposed colors or placing of prepared objects inside the glass mass. Barbini's skill in making the fusing point of the glass masses non-existent was second to none. SELECTED COLLECTIONS The Corning Museum of Glass, New YorK, United States Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, United States The Denver Art Museum, Denver, United States Musee des Arts Decortifs, Paris, France Museum Haaretz, Tel-Aviv, Israel Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway Musee du verre, Ligee, France Stadtglarie, Oberhausen, Germany Kunstasammlugen, Veste Coburg, Germany Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro, Venezia, Italy Museo Vetrario di Murano, Italy AWARDS Osella d'Oro, awarded 1975, Venice Associazione degli Industriale, Italy Honorary title Commendatore, awarded 1978.
Venetian of the Year, 1989, Settimare Association. For more interesting period jewelry, Disney, original art and decorative antiques, also, visit my store, WERKSTATTE, above right! The item "VINTAGE MODERNIST GLASS BOWL BY ALFREDO BARBINI, MURANO, ITALY" is in sale since Thursday, April 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "werkstatte" and is located in San Pedro, California.
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