This is one of the most gorgeous mid-century Murano glass fish sculptures I've ever come across, but unlabeled and unlike anything I've seen, I went on a research binge to determine the maker. (With faux Murano glass from China tripping up all but the most experienced glass collectors, I spend endless hours doing research so that my attributions are not only accurate, but verifiable. Read through the GLASSpheme guarantee verbage -- if you buy a piece of glass from us that was attributed to a specific maker and you find proof our attribution was incorrect, there is no statute of limitations on returns.) It turns out that this piece is a JICo import!
JICo -- Jordan Import Company -- imported Murano glass in the 1950s and '60s, most of which they reportedly designed and manufactured themselves. While JICo labels (silver with a black gondola) have been discovered on pieces done by Seguso, Barbini, and Fratelli Toso, I believe that this beautiful fish is an original JICo design--the twisted glass base and gold foil body is featured on other JICo creations. Breathtaking! Can't wait to get my hands on more of them!
DIMENSIONS: 10" tall, 8" wide, 3.5" deep
CONDITION: Minty -- perfect with light base wear
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