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BAROVIER & TOSO, Large and Rare Pair of Art Deco Sconces, MURANO glass, ca 1930 - Pignolet Gallery

BAROVIER & TOSO, Large and Rare Pair of Art Deco Sconces, MURANO glass, ca 1930


  • Issuer / Designer:BAROVIER & TOSO (Murano) / Ercole Barovier (attributed)
  • Period:20th century / 1930s
  • Origin:Italy
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):39 x 26 x 115 cm
  • Weight:5 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Deco
  • Material:Glass / Crystal
  • Price:3800€

  • Belgium Delivery:Free
  • International Delivery:On request

Rare and authentic large pair of Italian Art Deco wall lights (1920-1930) attributed to Ercole Barovier for the House of BAROVIER & TOSO in Venice (Murano).
These sconces are each composed of 5 thick glass plates (3 clear and 2 slightly gilded), embedded in a steel frame.
Very good quality workmanship, in perfect condition, electricity ok, each of the wall lights has 5 LED E14 bulbs (see photos).
Easy to change bulbs, just remove one or two glasses.

Barovier e Toso :
The company Fratelli Barovier was founded in 1878 by Giovanni Barovier and the sons of his brother Antonio ( Giuseppi, Benvenuto and Benedetto ). They had all been working in Murano as glassblowers for Dr Antonio Salviati since 1866.
In 1883 they took over the Salviati glassworks working with Antonio Camozzo, director of the Salvati glassworks.
From 1927, the company was called Vetreria Artistica Barovier & Co and Ercole Barovier was the main designer. This company was liquidated in 1936 and renamed Ferro Toso Barovier Vetrerie Artische Riunite SA .
From 1942 onwards, the company was called Barovier & Toso with Artemio and Decio Toso as directors and Ercole Barovier as director.
Since 1990, the general manager has been Jacopo Barovier with Giovanni Toso as production manager with branches in Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Moscow....
Over the years, it has collaborated with renowned contemporary designers such as Anish Kapoor, Tom Dixon....

Work comparable to Paolo Venini, André Arbus for Veronese, Seguso, Pulegoso, Kalmar...