SUBLIME 20th Century MURANO Cased | SOMMERSO | Submerged Glass Duck Sculpture

$100.00

This is a gorgeous large late 20th century Murano glass duck (or some manner of water fowl) done in a compex and utterly mesmerizing green and blue blend sommerso | cased | submerged glass. Murano firms borrow each other's designs freely, and I've seen similar pieces from many furnaces--I simply cannot attribute this beauty to a particular one with any confidence. Most importantly, it bears the exquisite artistry of MURANO. The internet is stewn with Chinese fakes--I've seen China-made figurines advertised as Murano on sites purportedly run by experts, e.g. 1stDibbs. To me, the easiest way to tell a Chinese fake murano figurine is to look at the craftmanship and grace of the piece. Chinese 'murano' animal figurines look awkward--garish colors, clubbed rather than graceful lines, and childish facial detail. There's none of that here--this is one exquisite graceful wonderous piece!

Be sure to check out our large collection of Murano glass sculptures here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GLASSpheme?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=22430281

DIMENSIONS: ~7.5" tall by 7" long, 4" deep
CONDITION: PERFECT, slight age-related wear on the base

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