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Salviati Murano Large Venetian Koi Dolphin Compote/ Centerpiece Dish, Estate Decor

Salviati Murano Large Venetian Koi Dolphin Compote/ Centerpiece Dish, Estate Decor

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Salviati Murano Large Venetian Koi Dolphin Compote/ Centerpiece Dish

Absolutely stunning vintage Salviati Murano centerpiece compote bowl with three koi dolphins gracing the center pedestal with two larger at the edges of the bowl.

Meticulously crafted, this dish is handblown in the most striking greens add golds with a fluted undulating edge and gold leaf adornment. Made in Italy, the detailed pattern of the glass shows the immense quality for which Murano glass is known.

A true heirloom piece sure to be a favorite for years to come. 

Trying to show it in high and low light…

Acquired from a glorious River Place estate in Austin billed as a Doris Day/Rock Hudson-esque affair… and it did not disappoint. Every single piece was AMAZING! I was also able to get the tall matching candlesticks which I'm keeping for my personal collection💚

It measures 10.75” tall to the top of the dolphin x 17”wide

$1297 INCLUDES INSURED SHIPPING in the continental US

Anything I find close to this is in the $3800 range…

🩷Vintage and antique items have some wear associated with years of age and use which only adds to their overall charm. Please see all the pics as they are considered part of the description.

 

This following entry was posted in The History of Murano Glass Masters: 

Salviati’s story begins in the middle of the 1800’s, when Antonio Salviati (an Italian lawyer from Vicenza) revamped the whole glass industry in Venice.

Antonio Salviati had always professed an endless love for his city, and suddenly turned his interest to saving the crumbling mosaics in Saint Mark’s Basilica. Lacking the knowledge that most glass-maker families had acquired throughout the years, Salviati hired two great minds to manage his project: Lorenzo Radi and Enrico Pondio. With them, “Salviati Dott. Antonio fu Bartolomeo” opened his furnaces in 1859 in the Dorsoduro neighborhood in Venice.

Investigating different techniques and materials, Salviati soon became an innovator in the field. By 1877 he started his very own production of glasses, bowls, vases and chandeliers thanks to the help of glass masters such as Antonio Camozzo and the famous Baroviers. He suddenly became famous for his enamel glass mosaics, gaining recognition in Europe, Asia and America.

Salviati took his innovative artworks to the 1862 World Fair in London, gaining him a commission to work on some of London’s most iconic institutions such as the Parliament and Saint Paul’s Cathedral as well as Westminster’s Cathedral, the Council House and the Chamberlain Memorial in Wales, the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon and the Opera Theatre in Paris.

 

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