20th Century Italian Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier & Toso
An exceptional vintage Mid-Century modern Italian ceiling lamp made of a brass structure and hand blown Murano glass, having two uniquely designed “ Rostrato “ light shades, enhanced by brass details, supported by two curved Murano glass arms, each of which are featured with a single light socket, in good condition. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1940, Murano, Italy.
Light fixture: 17.5” H
Shade: 8” H x 9.5” diameter
Barovier & Toso is an Italian company, founded in 1225 in Murano, Italy. The company is one of the oldest family businesses in the world., original founded as Barrovier. In 1936, they merged with the Toso family’s Fratelli Toso Glassworks. The company is specialized in Venetian glass and lighting.
Ercole Barovier was an Italian entrepreneur and designer born in 1889 Murano, Italy and passed away in 1974. Barovier went to study in Venice to become a doctor, but never finished his studies. After World War I, in 1920, he decided to work with his father, proving to have an incredible talent in glass making. In 1929, he discovered the Primavera technique, a transparent and crackled glass. In 1936, Barovier took over the company.
Material: Glass, Metal
Details: Brass, Murano Glass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 42.5" H x 18" W x 8" D