Ferro e vetro, connubio improbabile che, con grande audacia qui si trasforma in una perfetta armonia di forma e colore.
– Franco Deboni
Vase in polychrome murrine glass on high floral motif wrought-iron stem with two jewels in polychrome glass at its the base
Umberto Bellotto worked different materials during the course of his career before patenting the connubio di ferro e vetro ("combination of iron and glass") with Cesare Laurenti in 1912 and applying the technique to architectural details and decorative objects, twenty-three of which (manufactured by Fratelli Toso) were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1914. At the 1st Biennale d’Arte Decorativa di Monza (1923), he exhibited his creations with the sumptuous murrine glass, turned out by Artisti Barovier.
La Prima Biennale d’Arte Decorativa a Monza, sole edition, LIDEL magazine insert, Milan 1923, page 15.