Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger
Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger

Bowl glazed silver leaf, glass by Erwin Burger

  • It's dated September 1960 and marked 'La Muranese' by Erwin Walter Burger, the 'Argentato' marked on the mirror means "Silvered" -so it's a piece that has been hand-engraved (Burger's specialty) then reverse-painted (Eglomisee) , then thick silver foil-back and sealed.
  • In 1928, after years working for important glass firms in his native country, German-born Erwin Walter Burger settled in Italy.  Already a master engraver, he worked for several years for the Muranese firm of  Cappellin & C- then moving to Milan to become chief engraver for the newly established firm Fontana Arte (the Gio Ponti-founded artistic wing of Luigi Fontana's plate glass company Luigi Fontana & C.).
  • Burger was responsible for the creating the designs thought up by Pietro Chiesa (whose own company had merged with Fontana Arte in 1933) & Giacomo Manzu, though also from the beginning designed his own works (though these were never marked as his own design).  When Pietro Chiesa left Fontana Arte in 1945, Burger left to found his own company: Laboratorio Erwin Burger.
  • Burger worked with a small team of artisans producing a wide range of their own glass works, but also collaborated with other firms.  In 1957 Burger he took on his 20-year old son Willi (a painter) as co-designer.
  • Prof. Burger died in 1982.  Always the versatile artist, his son Willi is now world-renown classical harmonica musician.
  • The most importants works of Burger fall into two camps:  sculptures & engraved panels
  • Marked; by La Muranese (probably made by Erwin Walter Burger & Willi Burger)
  •  Dated September 1960
  • Porro Asti: Vetri di Murano del ‘900. Asta 43. Milano, via Santa Maria Valle, 2. 11 dicembre 2007, picture 126, page 53 (simillar model)

Collections: Rare Murano Glass

Category: erwin burger

Type: Rare Murano Glass

Vendor: 1000 Objekte


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