Vintage Pair Venetian Glass Bird Figurines Description and Item Information Up for sale is this set of two vintage Murano art glass bird figurines or sculptures. Please excuse the glare in the photos. Each bird is made from milky yellow glass which is cased with translucent olive green glass. Each bird is affixed to a curled base of green, amber, and clear cased sommerso glass. One bird looks forward while the other looks behind.
The exact bird type depicted is not known, but they look like cranes or herons. One piece is approximately 16 1/4 inches tall, 5 1/4 inches long, and 4 1/2 inches wide. The other is approximately 12 1/2 inches tall, 6 inches long, and 4 1/2 inches wide. Together, the birds weigh 12 pounds 11.7 ounces, unpacked.
The bases are nicely finished (ground and polished). These would be a fine addition to a collection of modernist Italian art glass.
Identification These unmarked Murano glass birds are attributed to Salviati. These pieces are vintage, but the exact age is not known. Condition These birds look great overall.The birds have light wear overall, with a few fine, scattered scratches here or there, and fine wear scratches beneath (as expected for heavy, vintage glass). The taller bird has a tiny (1/16 inch) surface pit on its lower belly (see Photo 5).
The tip of one beak is pointed, and the other is more flat (see Photo 6), but they are the same length (about 2 7/8 inches long from the head feather to the tip). Some scattered, tiny bubble inclusions in the glass are as made.
Payments must be received within three days of the end of the listing, unless prior arrangements have been made. And international government regulations prohibit such behavior. Other Information Individual computers may display colors differently. The item "VINTAGE PAIR SALVIATI MURANO ITALY ITALIAN ART GLASS BIRD FIGURINES SCULPTURES" is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "craigkc" and is located in Sunny California. This item can be shipped worldwide.