With a flattened spherical body composed of clear glass and silver leaf, and oversized red, angular pasta di vetro handles this vase possesses all the stylistic elements of the Italian Novocento style—a classical form with re-worked proportions executed in fashionable, contemporary materials. Made around 1930, a number of companies produced vases of this type, but few could achieve this exceptional level of quality. In fact, the contrasting use of red opaque details and clear glass embellished with silver leaf marks a transition from the thinly blown monochromatic Soffiato glass of the 1920s to the more adventurous use of experimental materials in the 1930s. A product of master craftsmanship, this vase is a tour de force of Italian Art Deco design.

Vetreria Artistica Barover

Over its long history the Barovier company has had many names and incarnations; it began in 1878 as Fratelli Barovier, changing shortly thereafter to Artisti Barovier, and then becoming Artistica Barovier immediately after the war, in 1919. During this early period the Barovier brothers, Benvenuto and Giuseppe, were at the forefront of an artistic revival of Venetian glass which sought to recapture the technical and artistic glory of the past, while creating radically new designs and techniques. This culminated in a series of murrine vessels of exceptional beauty and technical virtuosity. 

Along with the murine vessels, a wide range of other exquisite works were designed during this period, many of which derived their shapes from classical antiquity but were executed in vibrant colors and experimental materials. Collaboration with other notable Venetian firms and designers also took place in the 1920s including a series of important murrine vessels and bowls presented on elegant wrought iron stands in the Byzantine and Art Nouveau styles by artist and master iron worker Umberto Bellotto.

Lots 36-39 are exquisite examples of the high level of innovation and  craftsmanship taking place at Artistica Barovier between 1920 and 1930.

Additional Works by Vetreria Artistica Barovier

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape coffee table from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

100

Paul Evans

Cityscape coffee table from the PE 400 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,688

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape sofa from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

101

Paul Evans

Cityscape sofa from the PE 200 series
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $18,750

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape bookshelf from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

102

Paul Evans

Cityscape bookshelf from the PE 200 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $2,500

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

103

Paul Evans

Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $2,750

PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

104

Paul Evans

wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 200 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,792

PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 500 series | wright20.com

105

Paul Evans

wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 500 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape settees from the PE 400 series, pair | wright20.com

106

Paul Evans

Cityscape settees from the PE 400 series, pair
estimate: $10,000–15,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

107

Paul Evans

Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape table lamp, model PE 4001 from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

108

Paul Evans

Cityscape table lamp, model PE 4001 from the PE 200 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape cabinet from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

109

Paul Evans

Cityscape cabinet from the PE 200 series
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape occasional table from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

110

Paul Evans

Cityscape occasional table from the PE 400 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,500

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape dining table from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

111

Paul Evans

Cityscape dining table from the PE 200 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape cabinet suite | wright20.com

112

Paul Evans

Cityscape cabinet suite
estimate: $30,000–50,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape dining chairs from the PE 200 series, set of ten | wright20.com

113

Paul Evans

Cityscape dining chairs from the PE 200 series, set of ten
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $17,500

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape mirror from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

114

Paul Evans

Cityscape mirror from the PE 400 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,048

AFTER PAUL EVANS, fireplace hood and hearth | wright20.com

115

After Paul Evans

fireplace hood and hearth
estimate: $2,000–3,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape occasional table from the PE 500 series | wright20.com

116

Paul Evans

Cityscape occasional table from the PE 500 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,375

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

117

Paul Evans

Cityscape mirror from the PE 200 series
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $1,875

PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

118

Paul Evans

wall-mounted Cityscape console from the PE 200 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape cabinet from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

119

Paul Evans

Cityscape cabinet from the PE 400 series
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,625

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape console from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

120

Paul Evans

Cityscape console from the PE 200 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape bed frame from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

121

Paul Evans

Cityscape bed frame from the PE 200 series
estimate: $9,000–12,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape table lamp from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

122

Paul Evans

Cityscape table lamp from the PE 200 series
estimate: $1,000–1,500

PAUL EVANS, wall-mounted Cityscape shelving unit from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

123

Paul Evans

wall-mounted Cityscape shelving unit from the PE 400 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape settee from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

124

Paul Evans

Cityscape settee from the PE 200 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape coffee table from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

125

Paul Evans

Cityscape coffee table from the PE 200 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape coffee table from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

126

Paul Evans

Cityscape coffee table from the PE 200 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,750

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape desk from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

127

Paul Evans

Cityscape desk from the PE 400 series
estimate: $7,000–9,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape console from the PE 300 series | wright20.com

128

Paul Evans

Cityscape console from the PE 300 series
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $20,480

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape table lamps from the PE 400 series, pair | wright20.com

129

Paul Evans

Cityscape table lamps from the PE 400 series, pair
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,125

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape bar cabinet from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

130

Paul Evans

Cityscape bar cabinet from the PE 200 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape stools from the PE 400 series | wright20.com

131

Paul Evans

Cityscape stools from the PE 400 series
estimate: $3,000–5,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape dining table, model PE 209 | wright20.com

132

Paul Evans

Cityscape dining table, model PE 209
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,875

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape bar cabinet from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

133

Paul Evans

Cityscape bar cabinet from the PE 200 series
estimate: $5,000–7,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape desk set from the PE 200 series | wright20.com

134

Paul Evans

Cityscape desk set from the PE 200 series
estimate: $300–500
result: $313

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape dining table from the PE 500 series | wright20.com

135

Paul Evans

Cityscape dining table from the PE 500 series
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,000

PAUL EVANS, Cityscape pedestals from the PE 200 series, pair | wright20.com

136

Paul Evans

Cityscape pedestals from the PE 200 series, pair
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Vetro Mosaico vase | wright20.com

36

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Vetro Mosaico vase
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $43,750

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER AND UMBERTO BELLOTTO, Coppa su stelo | wright20.com

37

Vetreria Artistica Barovier and Umberto Bellotto

Coppa su stelo
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $112,500

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Monumental a Murrine Floreali vase | wright20.com

38

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Monumental a Murrine Floreali vase
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Soffiato vase | wright20.com

39

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Soffiato vase
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Vetro Mosaico vase | wright20.com

36

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Vetro Mosaico vase
estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $43,750

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER AND UMBERTO BELLOTTO, Coppa su stelo | wright20.com

37

Vetreria Artistica Barovier and Umberto Bellotto

Coppa su stelo
estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $112,500

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Monumental a Murrine Floreali vase | wright20.com

38

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Monumental a Murrine Floreali vase
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500

VETRERIA ARTISTICA BAROVIER, Soffiato vase | wright20.com

39

Vetreria Artistica Barovier

Soffiato vase
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500