C.1950s FRATELLI TOSO Murano Opalescent | Opalino Bullicante Glass Bird w Label

$150.00

Behold this sublime Fratelli Toso bird | swan | some type of water fowl! It's done in pink opalescent and lattimo (white opalescent) glass, with bullicante (controlled bubbles) throughout and has a label fragment on the base still identifiable as Fratelli Toso. Look closely at how the deep pink glass around the bubbles stretch and merge through the neck. Masterful and miraculous -- THIS is what high quality murano glass looks like!

The internet is stewn with Chinese fakes claiming to be Murano glass--even on sites purportedly run by experts, e.g. 1stDibbs. Experienced collectors can tell a Chinese fake murano figurine by the complexity, craftmanship, and form of the piece (Chinese 'murano' animal figurines look awkward--garish colors, clubbed rather than graceful lines, and childish facial detail) but for Murano enthusiasts starting out, I've written a guide that exposes many of the fake Murano pieces on the market. Copy and paste the following link into your brower to see it!

http://www.ebay.com/gds/3-Quick-Ways-to-Spot-Fake-Murano-Glass-/10000000238784154/g.html

DIMENSIONS: ~ 11" long x 7" long, 4.25 deep
CONDITION: PERFECT, save light base wear.

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