Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tutti Frutti Fratelli Toso

In 1854 six Italian brothers by the surname Toso revived the somewhat lost art of Venetian glass blowing to the island of Murano. That company was quite logically named Fratelli Toso and still creates glass art to this day. This piece, made in the 50s, is a prime example of a technique that is signature to their factory. The use of thin canes of glass combined to create a finely striped piece...a sort of candy-like look is the result. This is an exciting color combination of hot pink, an almost florescent orange, yellow, electric blue, and glittery copper.
13" tall

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