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Given this gorgeous bowl's pinwheel design done in ruby red glass canes alternating with filigrana/zanfirico, I was certain that I'd see a Venini signature on the base when I first laid eyes on it, and was surprised to see NONE. As Venini signed virtually all of its pieces, I cannot attribute this beauty to the famous Murano company, but it clearly was done by one of the other mid-century Murano masters. I do wonder if it was perhaps a Venini 'second' -- the base looks to have been grounded twice, the first try a fail. Aside from the expected base wear due to age, there are light tool marks on the bowl's exterior that will need very close examination to find. A tiny bubble in the bowl's interior has been popped, but again, a common production issue so irrelevant to the beauty of this unique piece.
Dimensions: 4.75" diameter, x 2" tall
Condition: Excellent; moderate base wear, occasional exterior scratch, tiny popped bubble in the interior
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