• ITALIAN MURANO SEGUSO CORNUCOPIA SMALL VASE WITH ORIGINAL STICKER

    For sale is aItalian Murano Seguso cornucopia vase with it's original sticker.
    AU $85.00
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  • MPW4: 1960s Murano Paperweight Scrambled Latticino Twist & Aventurine w Label

    We are listing several paperweights from a recently acquired collection. It is always difficult to date an ascribe un-marked works. However, we have used the collector’s attributions where they match our own thoughts and experience. This paperweight was made in Murano during the 1960s and has the red foil Murano button label (faded) to the base. It is a medium sized piece with clear glass casing a scramble of latticino twists, colourful stretched canes and flecks of aventurine. The dome is polished to a near smooth finish with a hint of natural ripples, felt rather than seen; the base and pontil are polished. The weight is in very good condition; some light wear. The photos form part of the condition report and description Measures: 4.6cm high, 6cm max diameter; weighs 226g.
    AU $23.50
    6 bids
    AU $33.05 postage
    Ending 28 Oct at 21:00 AEDST5d 2h
  • Murano Glass Pear with swirling Blue, Black & Gold Ribbon #454

    Decorative Piece in clear glass with swirling lines of purple, black and a sparkly rose gold. Item: Glass Pear in Blue Black & Gold Ribbon. The pear is 9cm tall and 6cm wide. Pear is hollow and therefore very delicate.
    AU $34.99
    0 bids
    AU $31.55 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 19:40 AEDST1d 1hColour: Purple
  • MPW3: 1900s Murano Paperweight Scrambled Latticino Twist & Aventurine

    We are listing several paperweights from a recently acquired collection. It is always difficult to date an ascribe un-marked works. However, we have used the collector’s attributions where they match our own thoughts and experience. This paperweight was made in Murano at the beginning of the 19th century. It is a medium sized piece with clear glass casing a scramble of latticino twists, colourful stretched canes and generous bubbles of aventurine. It would have been produced as an “end of day” piece with artisan appeal. The dome is polished with natural ripples, felt rather than seen; the base’s pontil is part polished. The weight is in very good condition; some light wear. The photos form part of the condition report and description Measures: 4cm high, 6.2cm max diameter; weighs 243g.
    AU $5.50
    4 bids
    AU $33.05 postage
    Ending 28 Oct at 20:59 AEDST5d 2h
  • VINTAGE ITALIAN MURANO GLASS CASED GREEN GEODE BOWL MID CENTURY MODERN

    MURANO GEODE ART GLASS BOWL! This piece has been exceptionally well cared for and presents spectacularly. The rounded body leads to a wonderfully thick and chunky curved rectangular shaped top rim which perfectly flaunts the encased layer of green glass.
    AU $68.00
    0 bids
    AU $61.00 postage
    Ending 28 Oct at 21:29 AEDST5d 2hColour: GreenStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Bowl by B Cimarosto c1960 Original Label

    Inner layer of amber glass with clear outer layer. Faceted edges with grid pattern to bottom which reflect the light when viewed from top and throw the pattern to the sides. There is one very tiny little nick to an outside edge (see last photograph).
    AU $75.00
    Colour: Yellow
    AU $32.70 postage
    Features: Signed
  • murano glass -pink swans -RARE -13cm tall

    Old murano pink heart swans,no scratches or chips at all ,exellent condition
    AU $40.00
    0 bids
    AU $54.40 postage
    Ending 1 Nov at 0:22 AEDST8d 5hColour: PinkStyle: Art Deco
  • Green Diamond Point Genie Bottle

    This Green Genie Bottle is for sale. Stunning colour in the sunlight as you can see in the first pic. The stopper is hobnail but the colour is a match.Note in pic 5 there is an extension of glass on the stopper, Im not touching it! 
    AU $220.00
    Colour: Green
    AU $72.00 postage
    or Best Offer
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  • Hand Blown Glass Murano Art Style Seashell Conch Sculpture Ocean Multi-color

    Hand made by Glass Blown; Colors won't fade. Since it is handmade work so it may has a little different detail from picture,There may be a small amount of bubbles in the glass blowing process. The images are for reference only.
    AU $53.35
    From China
    Was: Previous priceAU $57.99
    Style: Art Deco
    Free postage
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  • Hand-Coloured Striped Wooden Glasses

    AU $96.95
    From China
    Free postage
  • a VERY RARE EDWIN OHRSTROM, " ARIEL " Glass Vase, by ORREFORS, circa 1956.

    A very rare and original item designed by Edwin Ohrstrom . Edwin Ohrstrom. An ARIEL Glass vase, made by ORREFORS of Sweden. This vase is signed on the foot, ORREFORS. ARIEL VASE, circa 1956. in a clear Blue body using the Ariel technique.
    AU $9,800.00
    Colour: Clear
    AU $71.70 postage
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • Pearl Aqua Large Organic Platter

    Large Hex Organic Platter - 19cm width, 1.5cm height.
    AU $45.00
    Colour: Aqua
    AU $30.00 postage
  • rare SVEN PALMQVIST RAVENNA bowl, Made by ORREFORS, Sweden circa 1989.

    A rare SVEN PALMQVIST RAVENNA Glass vase. ORREFORS 900440 SVEN PALMQVIST. RAVENNA GALLERY 47 - 89. in 1989 and numbered 47, with an ORREFORS adhesive label.
    AU $8,200.00
    Colour: Clear
    AU $71.70 postage
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • a RARE LARS HELLSTEN "ARIEL" Glass Vase, By ORREFORS Sweden, circa 1988.

    A RARE LARS HELLSTEN "ARIEL" Glass Vase. Lars Hellsten 43 - 75. on the pontil, Lars Hellsten is signed in script. An ARIEL Glass Vase, made by ORREFORS of Sweden. The base is inscribed, Orrefors Gallery - 88 934020.
    AU $4,200.00
    Colour: Black
    AU $78.28 postage
    Style: Post-War Design
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • Beautiful Large Opalescent Opalina Fiorentina Glass Compote

    AU $375.00
    AU $30.05 postage
    or Best Offer
  • A RARE NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI, "CINQUE BOCCHE" GLASS VASE. By VENINI 1920'S.

    CINQUE BOCCHE. A Very RARE flattened glass vase designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi. Similar examples are illustrated in, NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI. VENINI 1925-1931, by Marino Barovier, pub SKIRA EDITORE,S.p.A.
    AU $4,800.00
    Colour: Clear
    AU $72.70 postage
    Brand: Venini
    or Best Offer
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • A RARE VENINI VASE, Commisioned by the TUPPERWARE JAPAN Company in 1999.

    A Very Rare VENINI Glass Vase. Commissioned by the. " Venini 99 for Tupperware", a circular clear plastic label. stating "VENINI MURANO MADE IN ITALY. This vase is one in a commission of 180 pieces from VENINI by.
    AU $4,450.00
    Colour: White
    AU $71.70 postage
    Brand: Venini
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • a rare ALDO NASON " YOKOHAMA " Glass Vase.Made by A.Ve.M. circa 1950's.

    A rare ALDO NASON Glass Vase. Made by AvEM at Murano, Italy. A glass vase made by A.Ve.M. of ITALY, m anufactured. inclusions and Murrine made from pulled canne. during the 1950's, this is an original example obtained by.
    AU $5,800.00
    Colour: White
    or Best Offer
    Brand: AvemStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • a RARE POLLIO PERELDA. by FRATELLI TOSO. Glass Vase.

    Designed by POLLIO PERELDA During the 1950's. This is an original. example obtained from a N.Y. collector of note.
    AU $6,200.00
    Colour: Brown
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Fratelli TosoStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • Emploi 1960's Mid Century Amber Grapes Genie Bottle Decanter

    Fabulous Rare Mid Century Empoli Glass Grape Decanter Genie Style Bottle. I have displayed it with another genie bottle to show you how fabulous it looks on display. 32cm in length excluding the cork.
    AU $55.00
    Colour: YellowStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • ITALIAN RARE BLUE OPALINE GLASS DIAMOND PATTERN GENIE BOTTLE

    For sale is aItalian rare blue opaline glass diamond patterned genie bottle. Otherwise perfect.
    AU $495.00
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    Colour: Blue
  • Italian Style Green Beer Bottle Cufflinks

    Italian Style Green Beer Bottle Cufflinks These detailed italian style green beer bottles are a great addition to any cufflink collection. The intricate detail on such a small item is truly amazing.
    AU $29.00
    AU $9.99 postage
    Colour: Green
  • a VERY Rare FULVIO BIANCONI Murrine Bowl. Made by VENINI, circa mid 1960's.

    A VERY RARE MURRINE BOWL, designed by FULVIO BIANCONI, circa mid 1960's. This bowl, similar in size to a Fulvio Bianconi piece belonging to a release. MURRINE BOWL. products booklet on Pg 58, the murrine are used on the surrounding glass panels.
    AU $3,200.00
    Brand: Venini
    AU $67.45 postage
    Features: Signed
    or Best Offer
  • Large Amber Diamond Point Genie Bottle

    For sale is this Amber Diamond Point Genie Bottle. Comes in excellent condition but the stopper has an internal crack. This doesnt affect the bottle or stopper in any way, Im just mentioning it for accuracy. A very beautiful bottle!
    AU $210.00
    Colour: Yellow
    AU $72.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE ART GLASS BOWL / DISH / COBALT BLUE

    BEAUTIFUL COBALT BLUE GLASS.
    AU $18.00
    0 bids
    AU $30.70 postage
    Ending 30 Oct at 16:34 AEDST6d 21hColour: Blue
  • VINTAGE & RARE Dino Martens Mezza Filigrana Vase (Label) VGC FREE POSTAGE

    One of the most iconic techniques from the 1950's and highly sought after. Designer/Maker: Dino Martens. Width: 10.1cm (at the widest point). Signed/Marked: Original Paper Label - Made In Italy. NO PICK UP AVAILABLE.
    AU $700.00
    Colour: White
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Aureliano TosoStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • Medium Diamond Point Genie Bottle Amber

    For sale is this beautiful Amber Diamond point Genie Bottle. It is a nice clean looking bottle and sends off a gorgeous glow in the light. No dramas with this bottle, it is excellent
    AU $210.00
    Colour: Yellow
    AU $75.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • VENINI COCCIO VASE MURANO

    COCCIO MURRHINE VASE. INCISED ON BASE 'VENINI 2002'. ORIGINAL VENINI LABEL.
    AU $1,950.00
    Brand: Venini
    AU $75.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • a RARE DINO MARTENS, " ORIENTE ", an Aureliano Toso Glass Vase. circa 1960's

    Aureliano Toso of Murano Italy. " ORIENTE ". A LARGE GLASS VASE DESIGNED BY DINO MARTENS OF. THE PIECE IS COMPOSED OF. MADE DURING THE EARLY 1960'S BY THE FIRM. 31 cm x 16.5cm x 21 cm, ( 12 1/2 " x 6 3/4" 9" ).
    AU $9,200.00
    Brand: Aureliano Toso
    AU $83.83 postage
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • RARE ERCOLE BAROVIER "TESSARE AMBRE" a BAROVIER AND TOSO Glass Vase.

    TESSARE AMBRE. This series of vases w as composed of amber glass tessare with. a large glass vase by BAROVIER and TOSO, of Murano, Italy. directly Barovier and Toso in 1962 during a trip to Murano.
    AU $8,800.00
    Colour: Clear
    or Best Offer
    Style: Mid-Century ModernFeatures: Limited Edition
  • Emploi 1960's Mid Century Amber Genie Bottle Decanter Candle Holder Snuffer

    Fabulous Rare Mid Century Empoli Glass Genie Bottle Candle Holder with Snuffer. I have displayed it with another genie bottle to show you how fabulous it looks on display. Fabulous and rare piece that looks amazing amongst a retro atmosphere or with other genie bottles that will only grow in monetary value.
    AU $85.00
    Colour: YellowStyle: Mid-Century Modern
  • A RARE DINO MARTENS, " MEZZA FILIGRANA ", a AURELIANO TOSO Vase. circa 1950's.

    A Tall glass vase by Aureliano Toso, of MURANO, ITALY. FILIGRANA SEMPLICE A FASCIA VERDI BIANCA. Aurliano Toso catalogue, along with the " Oriente " and " Eldorado ". This is an original example designed by Dino Martens designed.
    AU $1,200.00
    Colour: White
    AU $67.45 postage
    Brand: Aureliano Toso
    or Best Offer
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • Sommerso Flavo Poli Teardrops And Vase

    Italy, c. 1950s. Sommerso Glass Teardrops in the manner of Flavio Poli for Seguso. Radiant Teardrop Sculptures with Nesting layers of Blue, Yellow, and Pink. Excellent Vintage Condition with out Chips. No signatures. Also rare matching vase.
    AU $2,800.00
    AU $117.25 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Eirian Necklace

    AU $15.95
    Colour: Silver
    AU $5.00 postage
  • 1960s ORANGE GLASS BRANDY BALLOON VINTAGE GOBLET MID CENTURY ITALIAN ART GLASS

    SUPERB QUALITY ORANGE CASED GLASS WITH A THIN WHITE GLASS LINE ON THE RIM. CLEAR ORANGE /AMBER GLASS STEM AND BASE.
    AU $69.00
    Colour: Orange
    AU $76.00 postage
  • VINTAGE ITALIAN MURANO GLASS VASE MID CENTURY EAMES ERA GOLDEN AMBER ART

    This exquisite Murano art glass vase has been masterfully tooled and pulled to create five elegantly curved fingers forming the undulating waved rim of the vase. Fabulous thick folds and waves of glass form between the stylishly curved peaks.
    AU $142.80
    Colour: Yellow
    Was: Previous priceAU $168.00
    AU $78.96 postage
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  • Red Gold White Rectangular High Quality Murano Glass Plate Venice 21cmx10cm

    Colours can also be slightly different due to the photography process. Murano Glass.
    AU $55.28
    From United Kingdom
    AU $10.15 postage
    Colour: Red
  • Genie Bottle Italian Italy cased Glass Empoli Hooped Decanter & stopper 53.5 cms

    About 53.5 cms tall to top of stopper. in lovely condition. Has mark where Made In Italy sticker was. great condition. Cased Glass. striking design.
    AU $240.00
    AU $93.83 postage
  • Art Glass Vase Large Purple with Flowers and Leaves Design

    I am not sure of the maker as there is no label.
    AU $53.00
    Colour: Purple
    AU $98.90 postage
  • Red and Gold Venetian Glass Vase LAST TIME BEING LISTED

    Red and Gold Venetian Glass Vase. 19.5cm high x 7cm wide at lip.
    AU $49.99
    Colour: Gold
    AU $35.05 postage
    or Best Offer
  • RETRO Pair Elephant Foot Vase - Red Twisted

    Pair or retro elephant foot vases - twisted stem with red cased in clear glass. © 2018 Retro Respection.
    AU $50.00
    Colour: Red
    AU $66.00 postage
    Style: Retro
    or Best Offer
  • Empoli Mid Century Draped Apothecary Vase Blue Green Ring Pedestal Magnificent!

    This is a Stunning Empoli Mid-Century Vase of maginifecent colour and proportions. The most exquisite shade of turquoise with a divine vivid green accent. The surface has a draped semi-circle texture on the top and the pedestal has a twisted ring.
    AU $89.00
    Colour: Green
    AU $54.40 postage
    Brand: Unknown
    or Best Offer
    Style: Mid-Century Modern
  • ITALY Vintage 9.5" blue GLASS LIDDED CANDY JAR BOWL DISH ornament APOTHECARY

    Material: Colored Art Glass (Looks Great Displayed Alongside Genie Bottles etc). Originating Region: ITALY. Condition Report: Excellent. Size: approx. 24cm high (9.5") x 10.8cm long (4. 25. ).
    AU $48.00
    Colour: Blue
    AU $67.00 postage
  • GLASS SWAN FIGURINE - BIRD - UGLY DUCKLING

    Excellent condition No damage 75cm tall Please view my other items as i will combine postage Thanks
    AU $11.99
    0 bids
    AU $17.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 14:00 AEDST1d 19h
    or Best Offer
  • Rare Large Glass Punch Bowl & 6 Glasses ~ 1977 Queen's Jubilee ~ Italian Glass

    Complete with original receipt and label. Ladle has a tiny amount of wear. Bowl height approx.
    AU $82.34
    From United Kingdom
    AU $42.93 postage
    Features: VintageCustoms services and international tracking provided
  • A VERY RARE FULVIO BIANCONI LAGUNA VASE, By VENINI, MURANO, circa 1950

    A VERY RARE LAGUNA VASE BY FULVIO BIANCONI, Made by VENINI of Murano ITALY. Circa early 1950's. The Laguna technique was a Lattimo layer of Glass sandwiched between 2 layers of coloured glass that was developed by Tomaso Buzzi in the early 1930's.
    AU $5,250.00
    Colour: White
    AU $68.41 postage
    Brand: Venini
    or Best Offer
    Features: Limited Edition
  • Fabulous Mid Century Modern 1960s Vintage Retro Italian Glass & Chrome Lamp Base

    This is one of the best pieces of Mid Century Italian design I have owned. The quality is superb. The Glass Base has an inverted Double Gourd shape, and is a crazed Cranberry Red design.
    AU $905.89
    From United Kingdom
    AU $131.31 postage
    Style: Italian
    or Best Offer
    Customs services and international tracking provided
  • VINTAGE ITALIAN MURANO VIBRANT RED ART GLASS VASE MID CENTURY EAMES ERA

    This exquisite Murano art glass vase has been masterfully tooled and pulled to create six elegantly curved fingers forming the undulating waved rim of the vase. Fabulous thick folds and waves of glass form between the stylishly curved peaks.
    AU $151.30
    Colour: Red
    Was: Previous priceAU $178.00
    AU $82.25 postage
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Italian Art Glass

Italian art glass is a name given to a range of elegantly crafted glass blowing pieces, most commonly taking the form of vases, decanters, paperweights, and other decorative items. You’ll be able to find anything that can be made of glass can also be made of Italian art glass. It is often colourful, and follows sweeping lines and curves. For some, it will look a lot like a very nice glass marble blown into a vase, while for others the colours and shapes may invoke abstract paintings.

Origins

Italian art glass has its origins in and around the island group of Murano. The glassblowers of Venice were banished there due to the perceived risk of fire from their furnaces. Back in those days, Murano was an independent town in its own right, but nowadays it falls under the jurisdiction of Venice. Italian art glass originally got its start in the 13th century. In the 19th century, glassblowing in Murano and Venice underwent a period of innovation, but it’s the next century that collectors really care about. Some of the finest work emerged between the two World Wars, and in the 50’s and 60’s.

Colours of the Rainbow

Murano art glass is well known for its many, many colours. These colours are often named after gemstones whose colours inspired the work, like with amethyst art glass and cobalt art glass. These colours can be mixed with each other, blown or moulded into vases, ashtrays, perfume bottles, bowls, and more or less anything you can think of.

Pedigree

A lot of Italian art glass workshops have their glass making roots in the Renaissance or even before. This is an art form with a lot of history, from a place with even more history. Many of these workshops are or were family owned, with figures like Ercole Barovier dominating their contemporaries in glass making, while coming from a long line of artisans and working within his family-owned business.

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