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1980s Italian Murano Formia Pink And Gold Avventurine Sommerso Cockatoo Art Glass Bird Sculpture

1980s Italian Murano Formia Pink And Gold Avventurine Sommerso Cockatoo Art Glass Bird Sculpture

1980s Italian Murano Formia Pink And Gold Avventurine Sommerso Cockatoo Art Glass Bird Sculpture

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This stunning work of Murano art glass is by Formia (Fornace Mian). The original design came from Maestro Francesco in 1984 and was one of eight birds in the 'Hamilton Collection Exotic Birds of the World.' Many Murano glassworks have produced bird sculptures, however, the quality, craftsmanship, materials and detail of the Formia sculptures are hard to replicate. This particular piece is no exception with its superbly sentient expression, curious personality and elegant pose.
The main body is a soft raspberry pink that is overlaid with a layer of gold Avventurine flakes. This colour combination begins at the head of the the sculpture and carries through to the tip of its tail. The piece is complimented with clear glass casing in its crest, lightly folded wings and the branch perch. The sculpture is finished with a black glass detail for the beak and eyes. Excellent. There are no chips or cracks. There is light age wear (such as movement marks on the base of the perch) that is commensurable with age. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.1 kg / 2,108 g.

Additional dimensions information:

Base diameter: c. 6.5 cm

Dimensions

W13.5 x H35.5 x D6.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Brand/manufacturer

Murano Formia

Date of manufacture

1980s

Place of origin

Italy

Material

Glass

Period

Late 20th Century

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SKU

90115012
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