Alzata in transparent glass with grinding wheel-etched decors, showing on one side a mythological sea figure swimming with a woman and on the other side a mermaid child riding a dolphin.
Smaller decors all over the surface.
S.A.L.I.R. (Studio Ars et Labor Industrie Riunite) Murano, late 1920s.
Design by Guido Balsamo Stella and carving works by Pietro Pelzel.
The piece is marked in 2 different areas:
1) “S.A.L.I.R. / balsamo/ 101”
2) “inc. Pelzel” (“inc.” is for incisore: engraver in Italian)
H.8; Diam. 9 in.
From a private collection, Trieste.
Excellent Vintage Condition.