Here we have a pale aqua blue Barovier classic design baluster vintage glass that could be by the Master himself. This rare gem has 3 applied oval eye shapes in amethyst glass about 3" x 2" each.The clear centers rise like low mounds. One is able to feel them inside and outside. These embedded oval optic eyes which act as projectors, cast shapes in 3D inside. Very interesting use of what look like real clear lenses inside the amethyst ovals, all applied to the molten vase and leveled very subtly in clear during the 30s and 40s and more pop art - like in the 50s and 60s. My understanding is the Studio's artists made some of these ringed vases following designs by Ecole Barovier.
The quality of this one is good enough to be by Barovier himself! The color is exquisite and the shape is impeccably executed. He did several series with circles, like the Dorico vases and the pulled applications in his Mugni vessels. Vintage movement markings (thought it may be signed) on bottom rim where it touches down.
Measures 10.5"H and 6.5"W midway. Has a classic Barovier 2.25D clear polished scoop pontil mark.
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The item "Barovier Murano Aqua with optic amethyst applicazioni vase'60s 10.5H Perfect" is in sale since Saturday, December 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "ainoart" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.