Casual glass collectors and enthusiasts TURN BACK NOW. For there is no return after experiencing the devastating beauty of Alfredo Barbini's mid-century bird sculptures--the intricacy, the brilliant colors, the sweep and grace of the lines. Especially these. Unsigned but well-documented as Barbini for Weil Ceramics & Glass, these huge (roughly 12" long by 14" tall) heavy pheasants explode in color and light. The first photograph, with backlighting, shows off the extraordinarily skillfull blend of the colors into each other--an important hallmark of high quality MURANO glass. The rest were taken under strong LED lights, so they look especially vivid here.
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DIMENSIONS: ~ 14" tall x 12" wide (one bird is slightly taller at 14.5")
CONDITION: PERFECT (with age-appropriate base wear of course).
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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.
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