Pair of original Murano palm leaf shaped sconces by Barovier & Toso. Venice Italy, period 1945-1955. The glass is executed in 'avventurina': an old, yet complicated technique to infuse glass with very small gold particles, thus creating the subtle gold fleck look.
This pair is not a reissue but an original 1950s edition with beautiful glass details. No chips or cracks. Some wear on the brass holders.
Each sconce with one small Edison screw (SES), (E17 14-17 mm) of max 60 watt, the electric parts are used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.
The blown glass is handmade and one of the leaves is a little bit shorter than the other (see also the photos). The difference is mainly in the length of the bottom of the stem.
Dimensions: height 18.1 in. (46 cm), depth 5.3 in. (13,5 cm) and width 5.5 inches (14 cm) and second one: height 9.0 in. (41 cm), depth 5.3 in. (13,5 cm) and width 5.3 inches (13,5 cm).
Formed in 1942 by members of families with centuries of experience in the craft, Barovier, Toso & Co. has proven to be one of the most enduring and prosperous Italian glass manufactories of recent decades. Under the nearly 50-year artistic directorship of cofounder Ercole Barovier (1889–1974), the company created buoyant traditional pieces such as chandeliers and sconces.
Barovier Toso produced a range of lilting, sinuous lighting pieces that are often described as embodying 'Liberty Style', the Italian term for Art Nouveau, taken from the name of the famed London department store.
The hallmarks of the style in Barovier & Toso works are elements of glass in the shape of thick leaves, fronds and floral elements.
Pair of vintage Barovier e Toso Palm Leaf Sconces
Beautiful, no chips or cracks. Some wear on the brass holders.