Murano Italy Glass Amber Pheasant Road Runner
Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs. Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.
The amber color in this glass bird is superb. The original sticker is still affixed and shows up as a silver spot. This sculpture is solid glass and very heavy weighing over 3 pounds! Perfect addition to any collection.
Exceptional bird in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches. There is one bubble in the body of the bird but otherwise the sculpture is perfect.Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. This item was inspected with a Mil-spec UVA (365NM) and UVC (254NM) high intensity ultra-violet light and no evidence of repair or modification was detected. The white spots are studio light reflections. Dimensions are below.
H: 13", Base: 1 1/2" , Rim: 2 1/4"
- Model: K39
- Shipping Weight: 4.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Murano