Rare and Important hand blown glass "Saturneo" vase with murrhines, white lattimo and gold leaf by Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso, Murano Italy 1951. This vase is especially unique due to a rare variation with one murrhine with a distinctly different color from the rest.
Tra Creativita e Progezzazione, Il Vetro Italiano a Milano 1906-1968 curated by Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Mariatheresa Chirico, Giovanni Mori, Anty Pansera, Claudio Salsi, published by Electa in 1998, on page 199 is the same vase with purple murrhines (103. Vaso serie “saturneo”, Barovier & Toso, disgeno Ercole Barovier, 1951)
Venetian Glass 1890-1990 by by Rosa Barovier Mentasti, page 100 shows a Saturneo vase (88 Ercole Barovier Saturneo vase with rods and murrhines Barovier & Toso 1951, Venice private collection).
Murano ‘900 by Franco Deboni, published by Boca Editori - Milano in 1996, page 126 shows a Saturneo vase (“Saturneo” vase in iridized glass with application of gold leaf decorated in lattimo rods alternated with insertions of purple spiral-like murrine. Designed by Ercole Barovier. Around 1951.)
Diam: 6 inches
H: 12 inches