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made in Venice, Italy

Postcard of Dish.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass dish was designed by Alfredo Barbini in 1982 and made in 1983 at Barbini Murano in Venice in Italy.

Dish of clear colourless and yellowish, and opaque white and black glass, mosaic technique, with diaper of irregular squares: Italian, Venetian, Murano, designed by Alfredo Barbini, by Barbini, 1983

Venice has a very ancient glassmaking tradition, resulting in great technical skills amongst the workforce. The art of the glass blower rather that the cutter or engraver, dominates Italian glass, and all new techniques and new designs depend on and exploit this skill. Modern Italian glass is consequently noticeable for its elegant and original shapes, and also for its bold use of bright colours. Venini, Toso Vetri DíArte, Barovier and Toso and Barbini are all inter-related dynasties who have employed outstanding artists and designers in recent decades.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-441-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1983.428
Date: 1983
Material: Glass, clear colourless and yellowish, opaque white and black, mosaic technique . Inscription: Near rim: A. Barbini [diamond-engraved?]
Dimensions: 47 mm H x 279 mm D
Subject: European glass
Who: Alfredo Barbini (Designer)
Barbini, Murano, Venice (Maker)
Where: Italy, Venice, Murano
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