Welcome to the MOTHER of all bookends or fruit figurals--Seguso's gold flake engorged sommerso apple and pear bookends, each with three flat surfaces for a variety of display options. The first difference you'll notice between the Seguso and Barbini bookends is that the Segusos are more stylized and abstract while Barbini's has more realistic detail (e.g. the lines on the leaves). The second main difference (or maybe this should be the first...) is the SIZE. Our Seguso bookends are MASSIVE. Just take a look at the last photo to see the apple in this set lined up next to Barbini's XL and regular sized bookends. The set has to weigh somewhere between 10 and 15 lbs! And the third main difference--RARITY! There's usually a good supply of Barbini's gorgeous fruit figurals available at any given time, but good luck finding another set like this anywhere. (Oh wait--1stDibs has the the pear alone for $3,200.)
Be sure to check out our large collection of Murano figurines here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GLASSpheme?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=22430281
DIMENSIONS: Pear 7" tall x 5" diameter, Apple ~5" tall x 4.5" diameter
CONDITION: PERFECT Vintage Condition (no damage!)
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1) Volume discounts: Let's say there are several pieces you MUST have. Let me know, and I'll send you our very best price for the lot.
2) Custom displays: Say you have a special place in your home that SCREAMS for a glass display. Send me a photo of the space, your budget, and the accent colors for your room, and we'll send you photographs of possible groupings and our special pricing for the lot.
3) Tell us what groupings you have in mind, and we'll photograph them together for you so you can see how they'll look together.
What could be better than giving a gorgeous piece of vintage glass as a gift? (Aside from getting one, that is.) Glass is beautiful and functional--mostly! Consider a super mod biomorphic bowl or cased glass jar for a vanity or dresser, a platter/centerpiece for fruit on a countertop, or a vase for cut flowers. Not only does vintage glass bring exquisite delight to the most mundane of household functions (you should see our soap dishes), but our beauties increase in value over time. Send us a note telling us your purchase is a gift, and we will send it along with your personalized gift card, colorful tissue paper and a bow. (You alone will receive the receipt by email.)
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