Murano gold dust paperweight and leaf bowl.  Ultra rich gold aventurine leaf bowl and matching paperweight bearing the original ‘Murano Made in Italy’ sticker.
The paperweight is loaded with gold dust encased in solid clear glass.  It is semi-opaque because the gold is so thick.  The leaf bowl was done with veils of gold dust. 
The sticker on the base is frustrating.   We researched Italian labels endlessly and couldn’t match it to a designer.  It is an old sticker, probably used for exports.  Our best guess is Tyra Lundgren for Venini, Archimede Seguso, Ercole Barovier, or Salviati.  Lundgren designed a leaf bowl exactly like this for Venini so we lean in that direction. This set was discovered with the Salviati bird shown in image 5 (available separately - See Italian glass category).  Maker is unknown.  Circa estimated 1940 - 1950. Read more about Italian Glass .
The dainty leaf bowl measures 3 3/8” long, 2 5/8” wide, and 1 1/8” tall.  The gold ball fits neatly inside the leaf bowl.  It measures 2 3/8” tall, 2 1/2” wide and weighs just over ½ lb.  Both are in excellent condition.
  • Murano gold dust paperweight and leaf bowl.  Ultra rich gold aventurine leaf bowl and matching paperweight bearing the original ‘Murano Made in Italy’ sticker.
  • The paperweight is loaded with gold dust encased in solid clear glass.  It is semi-opaque because the gold is so thick.  The leaf bowl was done with veils of gold dust. 
  • The sticker on the base is frustrating.   We researched Italian labels endlessly and couldn’t match it to a designer.  It is an old sticker, probably used for exports.  Our best guess is Tyra Lundgren for Venini, Archimede Seguso, Ercole Barovier, or Salviati.  Lundgren designed a leaf bowl exactly like this for Venini so we lean in that direction. This set was discovered with the Salviati bird shown in image 5 (available separately - See Italian glass category).  Maker is unknown.  Circa estimated 1940 - 1950. Read more about Italian Glass .
  • The dainty leaf bowl measures 3 3/8” long, 2 5/8” wide, and 1 1/8” tall.  The gold ball fits neatly inside the leaf bowl.  It measures 2 3/8” tall, 2 1/2” wide and weighs just over ½ lb.  Both are in excellent condition.

Italian, Murano and Venetian art glass