20th Century Italian Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Pendant by Ercole Barovier
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian chandelier made of a rectangular brass base and hand blown Murano glass, designed by Ercole Barovier and produced by Barovier & Toso, in good condition. The pendant, ceiling light is composed with six round rostrato lamp shades supported by curved Murano glass arms. Each of the shades has a single light socket. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1940 - 1950, Murano, Italy.
Light fixture: 11.5” H x 27" W x 21" D
Shade: 7” H x 6.5” diameter
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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.
Barovier & Toso is an Italian company, founded in 1225 in Murano, Italy. The company is one of the oldest family businesses in the world, originally founded as Barovier. In 1936, the merged with the Toso family’s Fratelli Toso Glassworks. The company is specialized in Venetian glass and lighting.
Material: Glass, Metal
Dimensions: 41" H