About the Artist:
Murano glass is made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glassware for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enameled glass (known as 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.
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 (or, Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays about the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from the Ancient Egyptian era through the present day.
This stunning art glass fish figurine was made by the artisans of Murano during the late 1970s. This fish sculpture has been uniquely designed as if it is jumping out of and ready to splash back into the water with its tail pointed upward. Though primarily composed of clear, hand-blown glass, the body of the fish is green toward the face and rose in its back half. The motion and coloring of this jumping fish sculpture reflects the superb craftsmanship that the name “Murano” has come to indicate in the art glass industry.
The fish sculpture is in excellent vintage condition, free of chips and cracks. The piece also sports an original tag that notes that it was made in Venezia, Italy by the Murano studio.
This wonderfully crafted jumping fish sculpture would make for a charming housewarming gift or one for a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary or holiday. For those who collect art glass, Mid-Century glass, or Murano glass specifically, this superb glass sculpture will add value to such collections.
Note: As part of our Fifth Anniversary Celebration, purchase of the Murano Jumping Fish Sculpture comes with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.