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ALFREDO BARBINI BATTUTO SOMMERSO VASE

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Rick55
    (130 items)

    I love Murano Battuto glass, and this is the piece that first caught my attention. Some years back, Gloria and I were at the Pier Antique Show in N.Y., and I saw this vase. I was seduced by the textured finish and the red core glass. Unfortunately, it was more than I was willing to spend at the time, so I had to pass. I later regretted it and had been searching for one ever since. Recently, one finally became available, and I was able to get it. It's a Murano, bottle shaped, Battuto Sommerso vase and was made by Alfredo Barbini circa 1962. The inner glass is deep red which has been submerged in a light blue glass. The Battuto (hammered) finish is then applied as small facets are cut using a grinding wheel. In contrast to the other Battuto vase I posted earlier here at CW where the facets are large, this one has smaller cuts which is more commonly found on these pieces. It measures 10" h and weighs 14 lbs. An example of this vase is documented in H. Ricke & E. Schmitt, Italian Glass, Murano, Milan, 1930-1970: The Collection of the Steinberg Foundation, p 246, Figure 252-3. As always, thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      SIMPLY STUNNING ..... LOVE BATTUTO PIECES !!!!!!
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      W
      ~ O
      ~ ~ W ....... Rick!! Stunning Piece!!
    3. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Fabulous colours!!!...:-)
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      beautiful!!! lovely!!!!
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the positive comments Vetraio, Rose, Inky and Sean, and thanks for the love Welz, Aghcollect, Vetraio, Ivonne, Lee, Peggy, Rose, Mike, Inky, Sean, Manikin, Freiheit and Getthatmonkey, it's all appreciated.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Beautiful battuto! I love the colours here - it's a great piece.
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much Karen, your comment is appreciated.
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Rick when you belong to get it, you get it no matter what, Hummm
      Great post and story i love it all.
      ALan
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Alan, Sean and Comoran.
    10. welzebub, 6 years ago
      love this piece.....
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Welz, and thanks for the love Radegunder and Surfdub, it's all appreciated.
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Gluechip and Nutsabotas.
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Austro, Steve and Artglass.
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Elisabethan and Stwillia.
    15. artislove artislove, 6 years ago
      it is almost impossible to own them all and every once in a while it is good to regret,but i am simply thankfull you share this thanks a bunch!!!
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comment and love Artislove. Heel graag gedaan!
    17. apostata apostata, 12 months ago
      top notch well done

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