Fratelli Toso: Italian Glass 1854-1980

Leslie Piña

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Of all the leading Muranese glass factories, Fratelli Toso was among the most versatile and productive, but the least well-known. Where Venini, Barovier & Toso, Aureliano Toso, Archimede Seguso, Salviati, Cenedese, Barbini, and others designed, produced, and marketed fabulous glass, Fratelli Toso focused on design and production.The first company responsible for the revival of Venetian glass, in 1854, Fratelli Toso went on to be one of the major contributors of modern glass design, especially in the 1950s. Designers like Ermanno Toso and Pollio Perelda were rewarded for their accomplishments at Venice Biennali and other international exhibitions.This is the first book devoted to the extraordinary glass produced by Fratelli Toso. With over 400 color photographs of 19th and early 20th century murrine glass, 20th century factory production, and unique art glass; history of the company, chronology, detailed captions, bibliography, index, and value guide this book will be indispensable to the collector, dealer, and researcher.

Size: 9" x 12" | 415 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764320262

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Leslie Piña, Ph.D. is a well-known authority on 20th century decorative arts. She has authored and co-authored 60+ books for Schiffer and a text on the history of furniture for Prentice-Hall. She heads the Historic Preservation program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.