SOLD – Cigarette Holder – Alfredo Barbini – Murano, Lattimo a Canne
Diminutive “Circus tent” vessel made by Alfredo Barbini, unsigned flat cut base, well documented décor, c. 1950. The slightly tapered form is made of a lattimo (opaque white) glass interior, with orange a canne (long stripes of glass cane), gold aventurine, all held within a clear outer casing. The mouth is scalloped with six indentations crimped between each orange cane. The clear layer amplifies the vibrant contrasting colours and helps to illuminate the dusting of gold encouraging it to sparkle in the light.