Barovier & Toso

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Barovier & Toso
Industry Manufacturing
Genre Glass products
Founded Italy

Barovier & Toso is an Italian company that specializes in Venetian glass.[1]

The company is one of the oldest family businesses in the world, founded in 1295 as simply Barovier.[2] It is thought that the company originated in Treviso,[citation needed] but the company headquarters is currently based in the Palazzo Contarini in Murano, Italy. It was not until 1936, that the Barovier family merged with the Toso family's Fratelli Toso Glassworks, to form Barovier & Toso, specializing in crystalline glass, mother-of-pearl glass, and gold-free cornelian red glass.

The current[when?] president of the company is Giovanni Toso.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Barovier & Toso Glass Guide + Gallery". 20th Century Glass. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The world's oldest companies: The business of survival". The Economist. December 16, 2004. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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