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* Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« on: November 15, 2007, 07:31:41 AM »
Hi, I have a extremely heavy, and thick bowl (or ashtray) that is encased with very thick clear glass.  The inner color is a pale creamy green.  I purchased for $4 at a Garage Sale.  Any exact ideas of whom may have made it/year/value ?  What is your opinion Barbini or Toso....or other ?

It measures approx. 7.50 inches across, 2.75 inches high, and approx .75 inches thick. 

Any information appreciated. :)  Thanks


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Re: * Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 08:00:45 AM »

Hi Rose,  ;D

I would say Alfredo Barbini. I have one very similar, discussed in this thread: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,11975.0.html
Mine has gold inclusions on the outside, but Javier says that they were also made without them.
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Re: * Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 08:13:12 AM »
WOW -- your quick Della.  :o

I just read your thread you posted to me.  That was GREAT.  Yeah, the aventurine on mine is mainly on the inside in swirls....not in the thick, and heavy outer glass. 

I think mine is an ashtray as it has notches.  Mind you, with less, and less SMOKERS these days......I guess that makes it one *BIG PAPER WEIGHT* -- lol.  ;D

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Re: * Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 06:12:51 AM »
Hi,
This is more along teh lines of Fratelli Toso, not Barbini.
It does look like a more generic piece, a little more chunky.
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Re: * Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 12:11:29 AM »
Rose,
i'm inclined to agree with Javier that this piece is more likely F Toso than Barbini. the somewhat defined aventurine swirl pattern on the inside is found in a lot of Toso pieces.

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Re: * Barbini or Toso (Bowl/Ashtray) ?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 12:51:08 AM »
Rose,
i'm inclined to agree with Javier that this piece is more likely F Toso than Barbini. the somewhat defined aventurine swirl pattern on the inside is found in a lot of Toso pieces.

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