Learn about Barovier & Toso

The Barovier family of Venetian glassmakers can trace their history back to the 13th century, and in 1884, Giovanni (1839 - 1908) together with nephews Benedetto (1857-1930), Giuseppe (1863-1942) and Benvenuto (1855-1932), all members of the Barovier family founded the Murano glassworks that became Artisti Barovier in 1890.

In 1919 Benvenuto's sons, Ercole (1889-1974) and Nicolo, and Giuseppe's son, Napoleone, joined the firm, creating the Vetreria Artistica Barovier, that was remarkable for its blown glass animals and murrine vases.

In 1919 Benvenuto's sons, Ercole (1889-1974) and Nicolo, and Giuseppe's son, Napoleone, joined the firm, creating the Vetreria Artistica Barovier, that became known its blown glass animals, murrine vases and, by 1929, the Primavera series of art deco style elegant vases in white glass with black handles.

Ercole Barovier took over as the artistic director of the company after World War I and the company was renamed Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. he was able to innovate and create new chemical formulae, new colours and improved methods to manufacture glass. more...
9 item(s) found:

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Attributed to Ercole Barovier (Italian, 1889-1972), Cactus' glass table lamp, c. 1940, executed by Barovier & Toso, clear rostrato glass, height 23 cm

Ercole Barovier Murano glass ceiling light for Barovier & Toso, Tessere technique, Italy, c 1960s, 18 cm high, 70 cm deep

Barovier & Toso, Valiant' Nine Light Chandelier, hand-blown grey glass, with one spare branch, height 107 cm

Barovier & Toso. Alexandria chandelier, designed 2008 hand blown blue glass eight-branch chandelier, with white silk shades, one spare branch

A good mid 20th century Barovier & Toso glass table lamp restored chip to base

A single Barovier 'Cordonato' Turquoise Lamp, Italian, circa 1950, 83 cm high

A pair of Barovier and Toso clear spiral-form lamps, circa 1940, 84 cm high

A single Barovier 'Cordonato' Turquoise Lamp, Italian, circa 1950, 83 cm high

Barovier and Toso glass candlestick, with gold Fleck

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