What an incredibly massive and magical piece of art! You're looking at a Luigi Mellara for Luigi Zanetti leaping fish | shark | dolphin glass statue | sculpture done in Alexandrite | Neodymium--this 18" tall masterpiece must weigh at least 10 pounds. And the range of colors and moods this gorgeous piece expresses as the light changes is spectacular--I've tried to capture this beauty in several settings to give you an idea. The craftsmanship of the piece is flawless--not a production issue in sight. There is light base wear, of course, given the heft of the piece--it's consistent with my estimated late 21st century age estimate.
Luigi Mellara is said to have trained under Barbini and then went on to Luigi Zanetti. I believe that this piece was done while at Zanetti as I've seen several Zanetti designs signed by Mastro Mellara. Notice he uses Luigi Zanetti's signing convention... Mellara L instead of Zanetti L.
DIMENSIONS: 18" x 8" x 8"
CONDITION: PERFECT (albeit light base wear)
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