This paperweight features a gorgeous fish with a fanned tail and fins in the colors of blue and white iridescence. The fish itself is in an iridescent gold, brown, orange, white, a stripe of black and even a hint of purple. The bulging eye is white with a purple center. Fronds in various shades of green emulate seaweed. Bubbles of various sizes are interspersed throughout the interior, with one at the tip of the mouth and one atop the fish's nose.You should see how this paperweight shimmers in the light! The first 5 photos were taken outdoors. It is 2 3/4" tall x 3" wide approximately.
The paperweight does have a few light scratches, but only one would show up in the photos (see second to last photo - center). None detract from its breathtaking beauty. Truly a work of art created by the master Italian glass art family of Fratelli Toso. The second to the last photo is of the bottom which has the usual shelf sitting scratches. The last photo was taken with a flash.Thank you for viewing this item and please check out my other listings. I found this tidbit of info online from a much larger article about the Fratelli and the Toso families. An important part of Murano island's glorious past, the Fratelli Toso archive is one of the widest and richest chronicles in the whole world. It covers more than 150 years of innovation and expertise, going from the renewal of Murano glass industry to today's most exquisite and fascinating creations. The company archive includes over 30,000 drawings and sketches, some dating from the 19th century, all documenting the courageous steps of the Toso family in the glassmaking industry. The family's final goal is to finally produce a monograph that studies the Toso family's passage through time and their invaluable contribution to Murano glass development. It would be the ultimate memoir of this Italian family of Murano glass masters, finally ready to be shared with the world.
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