This is a gorgeous pair of late 20th century Murano glass ducks (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 these beauties to a particular one with any confidence. Most importantly, they 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--these are exquisite graceful birds where the colors blend seamlessly (sfumato), the beaks are decorated with gold aventurine, and the bases are polished to a shine.
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DIMENSIONS: ~5.5" tall by 2.75" wide, 4" deep; 5" long x 3.75" tall
CONDITION: PERFECT, slight age-related wear on the base
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