These large heavy Formia Di Vetri glass lovebirds (or birds of paradise), done in a dreamy gold-flecked cerulean blue (which presents as purple under the gold's glitter) are absolutely TO DIE FOR. It's difficult to date these dazzling beauties as Formia's furnaces were in production between 1962 and late 2016, when it declared bankruptcy and reorganized under a different name. Formia has produced the most spectacular and highly-coveted Murano glass birds of any any modern-day Murano furnace, and you'll find many of these misattributed to Alfredo Barbini and Archimede Seguso. While our spectacular birds no longer retain original labels, their origins are indisputable. I've, in fact, seen the identical bird with a Formia label, and while I'm tracking that down, please check out the Murano Zoo's Formia section for very similar pieces.
DIMENSIONS: ~12" tall * 7.5" at widest diameter
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