Stunninsh Davide Salvadore Studio Edition Murano Blown Glass Vase with MURRINE throughout and a BATTUTO top.
Wonderful translucent pale blue base with colorful murrine and caramel battuto glass top. Signed at the base by the master.
One of kind. H: 12,5 cm, D: 22,5 cm. MINT condition.
Dating back to the 1700s, Murano glassworker, Davide Salvadore is the 11th generation on his mother s side, credited with creating glass pieces. The first of this lineage were the Rosetto brothers whose works dated to 1721 for a Piedmontese princess. At a young age, Salvadore began following his grandfather, Antonio Mantoan, into the furnaces of Murano, first learning how to build the kilns and later working in the studios of Alfredo Barbini, who is often recognized as the ultimate glassmaker of Murano. Later, he worked as a glassblower in multiple well-known glass studios, learning from each and improving his abilities. In 1978 he began producing lamp-worked beads in his mother Anna Mantoan s jewelry studio, which she sold to Yves St. Laurent and other couture houses as well as to African merchants. In 1987, he opened his own studio, Campagnol & Salvadore, where he continued doing lampwork and further developed his glassblowing expertise and talent. In 1998, Salvadore made a conscious decision to turn away from traditional functional glass work. At approximately the same time, he began demonstrating his unique murrine technique at Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Art Center, and others in the United States. It was then that he was introduced to the American Studio Glass movement, of which Salvadore embraced and became an active part. In 2012, Salvadore founded his own studio, Salvadore SRL, where he continues to work today with his two sons, Marco and Mattia.