I love decorating with glass and this gorgeous white and 23 carat gold flecked vase has the perfect, gorgeous metalic gleam. Its a very chic piece that would be glamorously displayed in an entryway or coffee table as a showpiece. Its a rare white and gold design which makes it very unique.Alfredo Barbini, a glass artist born in 1912 on the islands of Murano, Italy, was one of Murano’s leading figures of the twentieth century.
His parents were members of families which had been prominent in the glassmaking industry on Murano for generations as glassblowers and beadmakers.Following World War II Barbini worked as master glassblower and designer successively with Archimede Seguso and Napoleone Martinuzzi, then became a partner with Vetreria 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 (reorganized in 1983 as Alfredo Barbini Srl). His firm exhibited his work at the Venice Biennales from 1950 to 1968. He died in 2007.
Creation Date: c. 1960's
Height: 10 inches
Diameter: 5.5 inches at base and 2.5 inches at opening