Barovier & Toso Chandelier Mod. "Fireworks" Murano Glass Opaline With Gold


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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Iconic and exceptional Murano opaline glass chandelier made between 1990 and 1995 by the firm Barovier & Toso. The entire process of making this chandelier is truly seductive: the skilled Master Glassmakers extracted the glassy mass of opaline glass from the furnace and placed a gold foil on the part of the mixture collected from the crucible, at which point a Master provided the blowing operation, the foil broke down and dispersed in the mixture giving rise to a gold dust effect; with this system, a brilliant powder was created within the opaline glass that discreetly embellished the rods themselves, these were shaped and cut using traditional Murano techniques; then the pieces were placed in the tempering furnace where they cooled for many hours with skillful slowness and patience; then, completely free of heat, they were taken to the milling department where other expert artisans proceeded to sand, finish and finally polish them. After machining the individual glass components, the artisans assembled them into the desired chandelier design. This process requires precision and attention to detail to ensure the chandelier is balanced and aesthetically pleasing. Once the glass components were assembled, the chandelier was wired for lighting. The electrical components are carefully integrated into the design, allowing the chandelier to light up beautifully when installed. The design history of Murano chandeliers reflects the evolution of glassmaking techniques and artistic styles over time. From traditional Venetian designs characterized by intricate filigree and floral motifs to more contemporary styles characterized by sleek lines and bold colors, Murano chandeliers encapsulate a wide range of artistic expression. Barovier & Toso's "Fuochi d'Artificio" chandelier is a remarkable example of the company's craftsmanship and design innovation. Inspired by the dazzling bursts of fireworks in the night sky, this chandelier features an extraordinary array of glass elements arranged in a dynamic and visually striking composition. Overall, Murano chandeliers like the "Fireworks" exemplify the beauty, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance of Murano glassmaking, showcasing the enduring legacy of this centuries-old craft. Barovier & Toso is a Murano glass company in Venice. The Barovier family's entrepreneurial activity began in the mid-13th century, making it the sixth oldest family business in the world and still in business today. The Fratelli Barovier firm was re-founded in 1878 by Benvenuto and Giuseppe Barovier, thus becoming Artisti Barovier. In 1926, Ercole Barovier, artist designer and master executor, Benvenuto's son, took over the artistic direction of the company, which in 1942, merged with the F.lli Toso glassworks, assuming its current name of Barovier & Toso. Ercole invented the new technique of hot coloring without melting the glass. The Palazzo Contarini in Murano, the current headquarters of Barovier & Toso, also houses the Barovier & Toso Private Museum of Glass Art. Barovier & Toso's legacy with its reputation for the quality and beauty of its glass artworks makes the company an icon in the Murano glass art arena. Our chandelier is in good condition and comes with the certificate of guarantee and origin issued by Barovier & Toso when purchased in 2002. Measure diameter cm.84, height cm.71. The electrical system is new but the wiring is European, the compatibility of the voltage in other states must always be verified by an electrician before use. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, Styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Dimensions (cm):
71H x 84DI
Dimensions (inch):
27,95H x 33,07DI
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Barovier e Toso
Brass, Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. Our chandelier is in good condition and comes with the certificate of guarantee and origin issued by Barovier & Toso when purchased in 2002.
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