Casual glass collectors, TURN BACK NOW, for there is no return after experiencing the devastating beauty of Alfredo Barbini's mid-century glass sculptures--the intricacy, the vivid colors, the sweep and grace of the lines... Barbini is famous for his glittering gold aventurine-strewn oranges and finding that highly-coveted combination on such an epic scale is extremely rare--and seriously euphoria-inducing. Each of this magnificent pair of our gargantuan 'love-bird fish' is at least 15" tall (one is actually 15.33") and 11" wide, with a base diameter of around 4.75". Each weighs at least 10 pounds. Unmarked, these beauties are well-documented as done by Barbini for Weil Ceramics & Glass in the 1950s-1960s period. (I have included a photo of the identical design that retains its Weil label). These rare extraordinary captivating beauties will enchant and bewitch you. Consider yourself forewarned.
DIMENSIONS: ~ 15" tall x 11" wide
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