I bought this bowl some years ago.
Back then I didn't take much notice of designers etc but I have found in my records that this was "attributed" to Alfredo Barbini.
Now when I hear Barbini I think of bright colors and bullicante ....this has neither. It's a very subtle piece with a very light scattering og gold dust all over the inside of the bowl. I was not very impressed with it when it arrived and it has been hidden away until a few of months ago.
Now I have developed a special affection for this understated charms.
My appreciation seems to be undergoing a full about turn !
Are Barbini the man and Barbini the firm so different in style ?
Is this indeed by him ?
How can one tell ? ....by previously known / labelled ? works ?
Which firm might he have been working with at the time he made it ?
Does that even matter, if indeed this piece is by the esteemed maestro ?