This elegant Murano art glass bowl was made in Italy by Salviati and retailed by luxury goods purveyor Tiffany & Company. The piece features the Sommerso technique with opaque white glass encased in clear glass. The bowl has a modernist design with walls that flare out from the base and terminate in an asymmetrical elliptical rim. The bowl is quite heavy for its size due to its thick walls and weighs in at 4lbs. The foot bears an acid-etched mark reading "SALVIATI FOR TIFFANY & CO".
The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As a vintage piece, it should be noted that there are signs of age/use consisting of some minor scratching to the interior and on the underside of the foot which are mentioned for accuracy and do not detract from the appearance of the piece. The bowl stands 3.25" tall as measured from the tabletop to the uppermost part of the rim and is 8" by " 7.5" as measured from the furthest points of the rim.
This fine studio art glass console bowl displays beautifully and meshes well with many kinds of decor ranging from traditional to modern. The timeless piece would be a wonderful addition to an existing collection of Italian art glass, or can be used as a stand alone decorative accent. A lovely vintage find sure to be appreciated for years to come.
Vintage Salviati for Tiffany & Co Murano Art Glass Bowl