I bought this at my local auction yesterday. It had a handwritten sticker saying "Barovier & Toso 1950's Murano Bowl with Gold". I know, I know.....these kinds of stickers are notoriously unreliable. BUT, other stickers from the same seller seemed to check out, so I thought I'd take a chance!
So I'm wondering what the experts on this site think of it. Might the attribution be correct? If so, would it be considered a good piece? Might Ercole Barovier have created it, or were there plenty of other designers there? If not correct, then any ideas who might have made it?
It measures about 9 " in diameter (23 cm). It has a rough pontil with a looped raised base. The black background emphasises the gold, in ordinary light it seems much more transparent (see photo 4) -and the gold looks a bit like the marks left when you remove sticky tape that's been on a surface for a while.
many thanks, Iain