20th Century Italian Murano Glass Chandelier - Guitar Pendant by Barovier & Toso
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian transparent chandelier made of hand blown Murano glass and brass, imitating a guitar. Featuring a one light socket in good condition. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1940 – 1950 Murano, Italy.
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 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.
Details: Murano Glass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 38" H x 16" W x 9" D