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    Posted 7 years ago

    Rick55
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    This is, without question, my favorite example of a Murano fish. I love the lines and depiction of the thrashing fish as they jump out of the water. It was designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d' Arte circa 1937. It's a fairly large and heavy piece standing 15" tall and weighs 14 lbs. It is documented as "Fish in Sommerso a Bollicine" in Carl T. Gable's book, "Murano Magic: Complete Guide to Venetian Glass, Its History and Artists", page 65, fig. 4.23.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      FABULOUS !!!!!!
    2. melaniej melaniej, 7 years ago
      love the purple and blue with the clear! Awesome!
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comments Vetraio and Melanie, and thanks for the love Pops. Yes Melanie, it is exactly that -the color combination- that had me at hello!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Very special piece.
      Rick you have an incredible glass menagerie.
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      It is certainly the loveliest Murano fish I have ever seen. The colouring is a delight!
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much for the kind comments Race and Sklo, they're very much appreciated and thanks for the loves Tony, Aghcollect, Patsea, Mike and Cindb.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      stunning !!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Manikin.
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Double D and Lourdes.
    10. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      Sweet purple fish. Nice.
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the comment and love Deano, and thanks for the love Mani and Inky.
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      I see you're stalking up on fish so when you pass the 'tank' over to me you'll have plenty to look at!!! hahaa
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Lol!! I'm assuming you love fish Share...
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Love this -- How did I miss it? Geeeeeeeeez, Sorry Rick.

      ~ Love all your Glass as they are the true definition of FINE ART!!
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Rosie, Craig and Kyra.

      @ Rosie.... Thanks, I appreciate that. You're probably like me and don't go down memory lane, but I need to, I haven't been a member for that long and have missed a lot.
    16. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      The colors are special.
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bill!
    18. Quizzical, 5 years ago
      Hi Rick
      I'm interested to see that your fish is similar to mine. I'd love your informed opinion on them if you have a moment. See my show and tell (not sure how to use this system).
    19. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      I posted a response on your post Quizzical.
    20. jball, 3 years ago
      A piece just like this has sat on my mom's piano for almost 50 years. She got it in 1962. I grew up looking at it as I practiced. I just saw a similar piece today for sale in a consignment shop. I was excited to see it as I have never seen another like it. I just did some research and found this site. I am curious to learn more about this artwork and to determine the artist of her piece as well as the one in the shop. (Which I may go back and get!) Can you guide me on where I can find further information? Thank you!
    21. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Hey Jball... I just so happened to find your message in my email - for which I'm always waay behind Lol. Unfortunately, there is very little information about these sculptures. The only référence I've come across, was a photo with caption in Leslie Pina's, "Murano Magic". Now, is it a double fish sculpture or a single? If it's double, the fish on the right should have a single fin tail which is a Seguso/Poli piece. If it's a single fish with the one fin tail, it's a Poli piece, and if it's a single with a two fin tail, the maker could be one of three; Barbini, Seguso or Salviati. If you'd like the page from Murano Magic, let me know, and I'll make you a copy. Also, please send me a pic of your fish - my email is in my profile. Rick
    22. jball, 3 years ago
      Thank you both keramikos and Rick55 for your response - I did go back and buy the piece at the consignment shop as it was very nostalgic for me! Rick55 I will email you pics of both the one I purchased and the one my mom has. Both my mom's and the one I got are double fish.

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