Rare Primavera Vase
The story of Ercole Barovier’s Primavera series is unique in the history of Murano glass. Created in 1929 from one experimental (or accidental) batch, Primavera pieces are composed of thick, clear glass impregnated with webs of tiny bubbles and thread-like craquelure.
The startling appearance of this material is often made even more dramatic by the use of contrasting details in deep amethyst and cobalt blue. To date, the company has never been able to successfully reproduce this enigmatic glass, and therefore every piece of Primavera is considered rare and important.
In the present example we see a known form but with the use of green details—something unexpected. As the rarest variation of the rarest series ever produced by the Barovier company, this piece is both beautiful and of great historical significance.