Colour Sample Cylinder, c.1990

Vetreria Stefano Toso, Italy


£300 (approx. € EUR / $ USD)

A very unusual and very scarce deep red colour sample cylinder from Vetreria Stefano Toso, Murano, in the early-mid 1990s, and would originally have been used to maintain consistent colours long production runs. Despite its industrial nature, it is a stunning sculptural item.

Exceptionally heavy at 3.5kg / 7.8lb, the cylinder has a core of deep, almost opaque, crimson red, heavily cased in an irregularly faced layer of clear glass. It is closed at both ends, with one end being finished in a very large semi-polished pontil mark.


  1. Material: Glass
  2. Height: 180 mm / "
  3. Width or Diameter: 130 mm / "
  4. Country of Origin: Italy
  5. Period of Manufacture: 1980s-1990s
  6. Vintage Condition: Near perfect - small wear.

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