Posted 6 years ago
This piece measures about 8" across and is very heavy.
Both the red shell and crab have gold inclusions.
The bottom of the shell has a polished flat section to allow it to sit level and a polished pontil. The surface shows a lot of minute scratching consistent with age. There is the remnant of a small label on the pontil.
I bought this as 1950s Venetian, but believe it may be earlier.
As with all of my glass any help on age or attribution is appreciated.