Of all the leading Muranese glass factories, Fratelli Toso was among the most versatile and productive. While others had marketing arms, Fratelli Toso focused its energies on design and production. The first company responsible for the revival of Venetian glass, in 1854, Fratelli Toso went on to be one of the major contributors of modern glass design, especially in the 1950s. Designers like Ermanno Toso and Pollio Perelda were rewarded for their accomplishments at Venice Biennali and other international exhibitions. This is the first book devoted to the extraordinary glass produced by Fratelli Toso. With over 400 color photographs of 19th and early 20th century murrine glass, 20th century factory production, and unique art glass; history of the company, chronology, detailed captions, bibliography, index, and value guide, this book will be indispensable to the collector, dealer, and researcher.Pina, Leslie A. is the author of 'Fratelli Toso Italian Glass 1854-1980', published 2004 under ISBN 9780764320262 and ISBN 0764320262.