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    Posted 7 years ago

    Rick55
    (130 items)

    While searching for some pictures for mikelv85, I came across some pictures of an interesting figurine I used to own but sold (I needed to make room for my new interest in Loetz). It's a mythological figure known as a Hippocampus by Alfedo Barbini circa 1950's. It has typically been depicted as a horse in its forepart with a coiling, scaly, fish-like hindquarter and if I recall stood about 12" tall. Thanks for looking.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      unique!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean, and thanks for the loves Aghcollect, and Vetraio. At the time selling it seemed like a good idea, but I now regret it as it was a beautiful piece. Live and learn I guess..
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comment CindB, and thanks for the loves Petey and Kivatinitz.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I love this.
      I think Barbini had a copy of Aldromandi's Bestiary or similar - he seemed to enjoy making these mythological creatures!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      It's beautiful Rick.......I feel your pain about this one, but Loetz will definitely fill the void. :)
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comments Race and Mike, and thank you Welz, CeramicAnt and Smiata.
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sklo42 and Tom.
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you, Inky.
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Love, love, love....I too have a passion for Murano glass. I have found some figurine posted -- always seen to find the PINK ones....LOL
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Rose. I think I read on one of your posts that you love pink.
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you DoubleD.

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