Posted 5 years ago
ARTE VETRARIA MURANESE - TUTTI FRUTTI BOWL
Tuesdays are better buying days for me .... but this week it was Wednesday ... same shop but I think they are toying with me! I went down late and found this huge bowl still in the window !!!
I picked it up with difficulty. It weighs five kilos ....that's over 11 lbs and checked for chips on the way to the counter. It wasn't cheap but pieces of Italian glass these days are not easily found.
The Tutti Frutti pieces by A.Ve.M. are an acquired taste ... totally over the top. The Fifties !!!
The factory itself dates back to 1932 when Antonio Luigi Ferro, his son Egidio Ferro, Emilio Nason, and Galliano Ferro got together in Murano. Giulio Radi was the artistic director and together they created some extraordinary designs in glass. Desires in Glass !!!
The Tutti Frutti pieces however are more mill of the run. They were done on a few base colours. In this case the bowl is ruby glass with an applied tooled foot.
The 'Tutti Frutti' pieces are also called 'Bizantino'.
The decoration includes zanfirico and millefiori pieces with metallic inclusions of copper, gold and silver.
But this is BIG !!!!
Over 35 cm or 13.7" diagonally.
It weighs 5 kilos or 11.02 lbs.