23-242 Fabio Tosi Cenedese Murano Candle Holder
Modernist Murano art glass from the Mid-Century is magnificent. This candle holder was designed by Fabio Tosi. It is signed, dated 1979, and Marked “Cenedese, Murano.” No flaws except for one tiny interior bubble and one tiny fleabite on the underside. It stands 9¼ inches tall. Gray on top, clear on the bottom. Fabulous. Made in Italy.
In 1946, Gino Cenedese formed the company Cenedese & Co. In 1947 he was joined by Alfredo Barbini as a partner, who was also artistic director and master glassblower. After Barbini left in 1950 to start his own company, Cenedese began using freelance designers, which included Fabio Tosi, Fulvio Bianconi, Riccardo Licata, and Napoleone Martinuzzi. Antonio Da Ros became artistic director in 1959. (20th Century Glass Encyclopedia)