Bowl

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Object Name: 
Bowl
Accession Number: 
98.3.59
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.9 cm, W: 41.0 cm, D: 40.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1952
Credit Line: 
Gift of Luis O. Barros
Web Description: 
Dino Martens (Italian, 1894-1970) worked in Venice as a painter and designer for glass and mosaics. From 1944 to 1959, he was the head glass designer at the Vetreria Aureliano Toso on Murano, where he produced his most successful work. This bowl is made in a cane technique called zanfirico, which dates back to the 16th-century.
Provenance: 
Barros, Luis O., Source
1998-12-28
Material: 
Inscription: 
VETRERIA - AURELIANO TOSO - MURANO
Label
Stamped On base Original label with cream colored paper and silver foil border and lettering in relief.
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent turquoise, and opaque white glass; applied, mold-blown. "Zanfirico" bowl; uneven wavy rim flaring in to circular base; decoration formed by wavy canes of white and turquoise; circular cream colored label with silver foil border and lettering on base: VETRERIA/AURELIANO/TOSO/MURANO.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, pp. 206-207, #58; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 13; BIB# AI95009