Behold this opulent and spectacular C.1950s gold-encrusted amethyst and lattimo glass sculpture of frolicking hens. This is a rarely seen BARBINI design for Salviati (who helped bankroll and was the first customer for Barbini's firm), with an extravagant 'Hollywood Regency' vibe. Notice the graduation in the colors, both in the wings and bodies of the birds and the feathery quality the gold aventurine gives the wings. The detail and workmanship are simply astounding.
The SALVIATI label remains on the base but this is most certainly the work of Alfredo Barbini because substantially identical pieces can be found sporting the 'Barbini for Weil Ceramics & Glass' label. (Please inquire for an example of this--I have saved the photo, but do not own the rights to publish it here.)
A large piece, it's nearly 12" long, just short of 9" tall, and it probably weighs around 6 lbs. It is in PERFECT condition, not a rough spot or imperfection to be found.
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DIMENSIONS: ~ 12" long x ~8.5" tall x ~5" wide
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