PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Set of 5 Salviati Venetian Glass Dolphin Large Wine Goblets.
Made in Venice, Italy circa 1960 by the World famous Salviati Glassworks.
In near mint condition with no chips or cracks.
Each consists of a clear glass base with gold fleck, dolphin translucent green glass stem with Murano glass colored eyes, with 14 carat gold fleck and a tiered goblet shaped flute with a translucent green tinge and ribbed sides.
Not marked or signed but unmistakably by Salviati.
This is an extremely elegant, RARE and high quality set of Mid Century stemware !
A family called Salviati were glass makers and mosaicists in Murano, Venice and also in London, working as the firm Salviati, Jesurum & Co. of 213 Regent Street, London; also as Salviati and Co. and later (after 1866) as the Venice and Murano Glass and Mosaic Company (Today Pauly & C. – Compagnia Venezia Murano). In 1898 the company’s new London premises at 235 Regent Street (now the Apple Store) incorporated a set of mosaic armorials along the façade which are still visible today and were restored in 1999.
Many famous mosaics were made by Salviati and the company’s various historical name changes are well documented.
- the Central Lobby of the House of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), London
- the Paris Opera House
- the Albert Memorial
- Westminster’s Altar Screen
- Westminster Cathedral
- the Council House, Birmingham
- the Chamberlain Memorial, Birmingham.
- St David’s Cathedral in Wales.
- St Paul’s Cathedral, London
- Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon.
The company was later acquired in 1999 by the French glassmaker that would later be known as Arc International.
In World War II, the Salviati building on the Grand Canal in Venice was occupied by the Nazis and used as a Nazi Headquarters. The Camerino family fled the Holocaust to various locations throughout the world including the UK, USA, Israel, and South Africa.
Set of 5 Salviati Venetian Glass Dolphin Large Wine Goblets
Provenance: From the Private Collection of a former Manhattan Art Dealer.
Condition: Near Mint.
Dimensions: Each is 7 inches Tall with a diameter of 3.25 inches.