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.
Czech glass vase in the ‘coral shimmy pfau’ décor ‘123’, made at Rückl. The tall baluster mottled red glass form flares out at the mouth and has mottled blue “flames” coming up to the central bulge from the wide integral foot. The mottling effect is interspersed with the occasional bright yellow and green “spark”.
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