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 graceful art glass peacock sculpture was made by the artisans of Murano during the early 1970s. This sculpture has been uniquely designed to represent a peacock with all its feathers fanned out in all its glory as the marvelous bird it is. The body of the peacock has a deep cobalt blue color with dark emerald green and tiny white clusters with black highlights to the feathers. The crown of the peacock is clear glass, whereas its eyes are made of black glass. This peacock sculpture is a wonderful example of Murano craftsmanship at its finest.
The peacock sculpture is in excellent vintage condition, free of chips and cracks. The art glass has a few air bubbles created during its fabrication. Please review accompanying photographs.
This exquisitely crafted bird 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.