Murano 1950's Fratelli Toso Kidney Bowl, Bullicante Glass Ruby and Clear Sommerso
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This spectacular kidney shaped art glass bowl dates from the 1950's and was created by glass masters Fratelli Toso, founded by Pietro Toso and his six sons in 1854 in Murano, Italy. A seventh son, Ermanno Toso, joined the firm in 1924 and was the designer of this piece. Two different techniques were used here. The regular rows of controlled air bubbles are created by the bullicante technique of trapping the "bollicine" (bubbles) in the thick ruby colored glass. The heavy layer of clear glass on the bottom, curling in a double wave over the top of the bowl, is made by the "sommerso" (submerged) technique of immersing the blown piece in a pot of the transparent glass.
The bowl measures 8 1/4 inches across at the widest and about 6 1/2 inches top to bottom. It's about 3 inches high and weighs 2 3/4 pounds. There is a partial original blue circular paper label on the bottom, with silver printing that reads " (M)urano Made in ....Y" This label was used in the 1950's and 1960's by Fratelli Toso. The bottom is very cleanly cut, with only a few tiny scratches on it. The only production flaws are 3 tiny lines (what used to be called "straw marks") indented on the face. Otherwise, no cracks, chips, repairs--just beauty.
For your reference: http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/murano_glass/fratellitoso_glass/fratellitosoglass_home.htm
The complete Fratelli Toso label is shown on this link.