I found this beautiful clear glass pheasant figurine at a local antique market and grabbed it, assuming from the quality that it was Murano. I've since learned that this was AMERICAN-made, by Tiffin, a glass firm that, through its various owners and incarnations, operated from the 1880s to the 1980s. (Experts date this piece somewhere between 1935 and the 1940s.) This truly extraordinary figural is done in CRYSTAL, not glass, which explains the extraordinary clarity and reflective properties of this beauty--and perhaps why I HAD to have it, even though I'm rarely compelled by clear art glass. Tiffin's model number for this piece was 6042-2, and the design was done in a 'tail up' and 'tail down' configuration -- ours has its tail up.
DIMENSIONS: ~14" wide, 8" tall
CONDITION: As pristine and flawless as a nearly 70 year old piece of crystal can be, light wear marks to base
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