Alfredo Barbini Vaso Biennale Signed from 60s/70s in Red/Clear. April 2010 valuation by Pauly & Co, Venice, Italy of 9-10,000EUR (11,000-12,300USD).
Dimensions: 24.5 x 17 x 7cm
A glass artist born in 1912 on the islands of Murano in the lagoon of Venice, Italy, was one of Murano's leading figures of the twentieth century. His parents were members of families which had been prominent in the glassmaking industry on Murano for generations as glassblowers and beadmakers.
Barbini began his long career in 1925 at the age of 13, working in the S.A.I.A.R. Ferro Toso factory. In 1929 he joined Cristalleria di Venezia e Murano as a master glassblower. He left that firm in 1932 for employment with a glass workshop in Milan, but returned to Murano to work first at the newly-formed Zecchin & Martinuzzi firm and then with Seguso Vetri d'Arte. From 1936 to 1944 he was a partner and master glassblower at Societa Anonima Vetri Artistici Murano, known as S.A.V.A.M.
Following World War II Barbini worked as master glassblower and designer successively with Archimede Seguso and Napoleone Martinuzzi, then became a partner with Vetreria Vistosi and, later, Gino Cenedese. With financial assistance from the firm of Salviati & C., for whom he produced products, he formed in 1950 his own glass firm, Vetreria Alfredo Barbini (reorganized in 1983 as Alfredo Barbini Srl). His firm exhibited his work at the Venice Biennales from 1950 to 1968.
Vaso from same range exibitied at Museum of Modern Art - New York http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmag/feature.php?id=15http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A27461&page_number=1&template_id=1&sort_order=1
- The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning - New York
- Los Angeles County Museum
- Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Paris
- Museum Haaretz - Tel Aviv
- Victoria & Albert Museum - London
- The Royal Scottish Museum - Edinburgh
- The Denver Art Museum
- Kunstindustrimuseet - Oslo
- Stadtgalerie - Oberhausen
- Kinstmuseum - Dusseldolf
- Kinstammlungen, Veste - Coburg
- Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Ca' Pesaro - Venezia
- Museo Vetario - Murano
- MoMA - Museum of Modern Art - New York
There are a few minor scratches on the base (near the signature) due to display of the vase, otherwise in perfect condition.
Sale to be escrowed by Certified Accountant, international insured shipment via courier.