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Alfredo Barbini, vase from the 'Vetro Pesante Sasso' series, 1962

Alfredo Barbini, vase from the 'Vetro Pesante Sasso' series, 1962

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Alfredo Barbini (1912-2007), a sculptural vase from the 'Vetro Pesante Sasso' series, 1962
clear cased glass body with submerged layers in ruby red and partly smoke-brown tinted glass; surface finished with all around small carved grooves in inciso-technique; vase body in flat-oval bulb form on cylindrical foot
produced by Vetreria Alfredo Barbini, Murano, Italy
ca. 23 cm (height)
signed with etched signature to underside 'A Barbini'

excellent condition (no cracks, chips or repairs)

see the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for a similar piece: https://emuseum.mfah.org/objects/83166/vetro-pesante 

LITERATURE

M. Heiremans, Art Glass From Murano 1910-1970, 1993 Stuttgart;
S. Sacks et al., Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu collection, exh. cat., New York: The Chrysler Museum of Art et al., New York 2003. 

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