(Italian, 1816 – 1890)
Venice 1859 – Venice 2000. A span of time embracing a remarkable artistic adventure, a story of multi-coloured harmonies and exquisite transparencies that has, since the middle of the last century, constituted one of the most inspiring examples of Venetian glassworking. Antonio Salviati, a lawyer by profession, was himself, deeply in love with the city of Venice. It was his vision that led to the rebirth of Venetian glass in the period following the decline of the Republic of Venice, when the Venetian tradition was in danger of being eclipsed by the glassworkers of Bohemia dn England. Salviati engaged the city’s most creative artists and conceived an exclusive system for the safe dispatch of his precious products. Their creations rapidly found favour in the courts and capitals of Europe and, before long, in Asia and America, becoming one of the most famous names in the prestigious world of collectors. Today, 140 years later, Salviati remains one of the most exclusive exponents of glassmaking through the application of the world-famous Venetian traditions along with the highest standards of design.