Murano Art studio glass serving bowl - Aureliano Toso - Dino Martens - Blown lead glass - Italy - 1950-1959
Special, rare Murano mid century modern serving bowl made of double layer blown glass with a delicious polychrome splash effect from Italy in the 50s. Assigned to designer Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso. In the organic form of a fish and the typical white glaze at the bottom of the shell. Not signed.
Aureliano Toso founded the company Decorativi Rag Aureliano Toso in 1938. The renowned painter Dino Martens started designing for the company in 1939. His designs are famous for the use of patches of Aventurine, filigree sticks, Latticino/Zanfirico and multicolored murrines. The best known designs are probably Dino Martens Oriente range.
Dino Martens (1894–1970) was born Corrado 'Dino' Martens in Venice. Martens served in the First World War. He trained as a painter, but worked with several glass factories, including the firms S.A.L.I.R (Studio Ars et Labor Industrie Riunite) and Salviati &Co. which supplied visionary glass designs. He regularly participated in the Venice Biennale between 1924 and 1934. In 1947 Martens was appointed artistic director of Aureliano Toso where he remained until his retirement in 1959.
Status report: in particularly good condition
The photos are an integral part of the description. More photos can be obtained on request.
This item is sent safely and with track and trace via B-Post.