You're looking at a very cool C. 1980s Murano glass whale sculpture that I'm 99.9% sure was produced by Formia Vetri Di Murano (1962-2016). While unsigned and without a label, I have stored photos of similar pieces with the Formia label with the same fins and using the same technique--where the sommerso glass layers aren't solid, but rather incorporated on each side of the piece without touching in the middle creating marvelous optics. The first two photos were done with backlighting to try to accentuate the effect. The third, with a black backdrops, shows the complexity of the glass layers--notice the gold aventurine pattern on top of the cranberry layer. Also note the polished glass base (with age-appropriate signs of wear) -- China-based producers of 'faux Murano glass' more often than not leave their bases unpolished. Oball Glass (Luigi Onesto and then his sons) and Zanetti (Licio, then Oliver) and others have also produced similiar pieces for Oggetti through the years. This beauty just bears the hallmark of other Formia work.
DIMENSIONS: 10" tall x 7" long x ~4" deep
CONDITION: Excellent, wear on base and some light scratching that will require close inspection under strong light to find
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