Ercole Barovier was lauded in 1954 when his company won a gold medal at the Venice Biennale for a number of his innovations produced that year, including the Neolitici series. This piece is a great example of Neolitici as it is relatively large and made with blue and white glass with gold leaf (the majority of pieces available are in brown tones). It's an attractive stand-out from a distance as well as up close. It is also rare, unusual and beautiful. Excellent condition with one small internal annealing mark near the bottom. Hard to find even upon close inspection (see last picture).
27cm H., 23cm W.
Ercole Barovier Large "Neolitici" Vase in Rare Blue, 1954