This is a bit of a showstopper of a glass vase.
It is Italian in origin and probably dates to the mid 20th century.
It is signed below Toso, Murano (as photographed).
It is certainly a big beast coming in at a stonking 16 inches in height - and with a diameter of 7 inches at the widest point.
It is really chunky - with very thick glass sides. You can see how thick the glass is in my photograph that I have taken from the top.
It is a massive piece of Italian Art Glass - and needs a nice position placed in front of a darker background to bring out all the forms - would be great on a raised table in a room corner - or as a centrepiece on a dining table with very long stemmed flowers inside, such as lilies or gladioli - or indeed pink lupins - which would echo the colours and shapes of the latticino canes in the glass.
The vase is made of thick clear glass with light and very subtle sprinkles of tiny gold aventurine through the clear glass and gives a most subtle almost lustre light golden haze to the main body of the vase.
Inset into the glass - there are very chunky twisted latticino pink and white candy canes. These have been rolled flat in the glass in the gathering and blowing process, and run around the vase starting at bottom and rising to near to the top as you twist the vase.
It is not as exquisite in details as some other Toso family pieces - but what it lacks in detail it makes up for in mass and punch!
Sadly due to the size and weight - I will be unable to post outside of the UK
Will have to send in the UK with Parcelforce48 - and it will be a little expensive to post.
Great vintage vase - you wont see many like them...