Alfredo Barbini was one of Murano's very best glass artisans and this large Cubici vase shows off his ability to let the basic characteristics of glass lead his efforts to make a beautiful object. His Vasi Cubici series was designed in 1972 and proudly presented at the 36th Venice Biennale. Without looking dated, the vase is a good example of tasteful 70s esthetics. Pictures do not do it much justice as its sculptural qualities are most impressive in three dimensions. It is etch signed "Barbini Murano". In excellent condition with only a few bottom scratches consistent with age.
20cm H., 20cm W., 20cm D.
Alfredo Barbini Large and Cool Vase, "Vasi Cubici" 1972 Murano