Art Glass

Marietta Barovier


Marietta Barovier was an Italian glass artist known for her intricate and colorful glasswork. She was born in 1917 into a family of glass artisans, and she spent her entire life dedicated to the craft of glassblowing. Throughout her prolific career, she created some of the most valuable and sought-after pieces of glass art of the 20th century.

One of Barovier’s most famous creations is the Aquamarine vase, which she designed in 1956. This vase is made of a delicate blue glass with a textured surface that reflects light in a mesmerizing way. It is highly valued by collectors due to its rarity, as only a handful were made.

Another of Barovier’s most valuable pieces is a series of glass sculptures that she created in the 1960s and 1970s. These works feature intricate designs and patterns that showcase her skill in manipulating glass. The intricate patterns are made possible by using a variety of techniques like layering, blowing, and shaping. The Loreley women sculptures are the most iconic; they were made in the 1970s and are considered to be one of the most famous sculptures in the glassblowing industry.

Barovier’s Legacy is a testament to the beauty and artistry of Italian glass-blown art. Her work continues to be highly valued and sought after by collectors worldwide.