Exquisitely designed and crafted is this hand blown internally decorated opaque polychrome glass Italian vase by renowned glass maker Dino Martens. Born in 1894, Mr. Martens enjoyed a long and fruitful career in glassmaking yet before he evolved into the craft, he was a painter in the 1920s until he joined the African Wars in the '30s. He began the glassmaking art in the late 1930s at Auriliano Toso (a glass works foundation) and experimented with many forms of the art which is beautifully exemplified in this piece. The Oriente collection, which this particular piece originates from, is portrayed by a generous use of exciting colors, organic designs, asymmetric shapes and its noticeable difficulty level. This piece features notable characteristics of the collection such as the black and white pinwheel, heavy copper aventurine flecks that glitter and filigrana canes. Unmarked and crafted in the 1950s, this 7.2 pound vase measures 14 3/4" in height, 6" wide at its largest section and the base measures 3 1/2" in diameter. It is in Excellent condition with signs of light wear on the base.
Material info: Hand Blown Italian Glass
Total Weight: 7.2 Pounds (lbs)
Foundation: Aureliano Toso
Designer: Dino Martens
Style: Mid Century, Modern
Condition: Excellent, signs of light wear on base
Markings: no visible markings
Height: 14 3/4"
Width at Base: 3 1/2"
Width at Widest Section: About 6"
Diameter at Top Outer Opening: About 1 1/2"
Diameter at Top Inner Opening: About 1/2"
Estimated Retail Value: $13,000.00
Stock #: BBC001