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    Posted 5 years ago

    Rick55
    (130 items)

    I had always been looking for a Murano aquarium, and when this became available, I couldn't resist. It was made Elio Raffaeli for Ogetti and is signed on the bottom - as he does for every single piece that he realizes. It's a massive piece of glass measuring 14" H x 16" W x 6" D and weighs 78 pounds! When I bought it, I didn't take the weight and shipping cost into consideration and was shocked at the quote. Fortunately, it was close enough for my wife Gloria and I to take the 7 hour trip up to Mass. to pick it up. The photos are taken on a lighted pedestal I purchased for the piece. As always, thanks for looking.

    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Wow this is Beautiful! Really love it!
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Ah! This beats Murano hands down!!! I want one!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      LOL! It is Murano...shows what I know about glass!!!

      I've just never seen one quite like this before! Wow, You drove 7 hours to get it? Well, yeah, at 78 lbs I suppose I'd take that drive too. This must be so awesome in person. I love the way you have it set up and your photo is just perfect! Great job!
    4. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for the kind comments Pops and Shareurpassiion, and thanks for the quick love Ron. Actually Shareurpassion, it is Murano... I overlooked including it in the title. Thanks for looking.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Spectacular :) .....This has to be the most amazing piece of glass I've ever seen ! The skill required to create this is incredible !
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Wow...Stunning! Weighs 78 pound....OMG

      Then to take a 7 hours drive to get it, plus purchase a special base for it....WE know you love it. Great Story!!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      It's breathtaking both in its beauty and weight. Like mikelv I marvel at how they did it.....particularly the bubbles!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I am awed, impressed and enamored! Just beautiful and wonderful.
    9. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Amazing
    10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Wow... This is so beautiful.
    11. nittygritty1962 nittygritty1962, 5 years ago
      very nice! I have a paperweight one shaped like a fishbowl but not very heavy
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much for all of the kind comments, and thanks for the loves Aghcollect, PatSea, CindB, Arisellon and BennyBerg. It's so gratifying to be able to share my collection with you and receive such positive responses. Thanks again!
    13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
      Rick, you did it again!! Wow!
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Lee.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      The colours, and the shape of the fish are so realistic, it looks like aquarium, added bonus you don't have to look after the fish. It's a beauty.
    16. southcop southcop, 5 years ago
      sweet!!
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the comments Peasejean and Southcop and thanks for the loves Radgegunder, Vladamir, and Ho2cultcha. Believe it or not some of our friends actually thought it was an aquarium at first site.
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Rick, I can believe that, it's very realistic.
    19. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Even more so in person. Unfortunately, the camera cannot capture the clarity and detail of the piece. Thank you.
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kivatinitz.
    21. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you Vetraio and Peasejean.
    22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Every time I come across this, I think how marvellous it is, you have a good eye.
    23. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much for the kind comment Peasejean55.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      True striking piece! Love the blue glow and all the fishes and... tiny medusa!
    25. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comment kyratango and thanks for the love Manikin.
    26. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 5 years ago
      "Wow...Stunning! Weighs 78 pound....OMG"
      My thoughts exactly AR :).

      Great piece Rick and great choice with the lighted stand really makes it pop.
    27. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Yesterdaysglass. When I first bought it -and before knowing how heavy it was- I intended to place it in a curio on a glass shelf. Obviously that would have been a disaster (for the shelf), so the stand came out of necessity and I couldn't think of a better way to display it.
    28. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      I agree with all of the above! Wonderful piece!!
    29. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Nutsabotas6.
    30. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Just love it...who needs a TV!..:-)
    31. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Lol Inky. Actually, it sits right next to our T.V., so I can switch back and forth.
    32. inky inky, 5 years ago
      No!!.. competition for me..nothing could be on TV that!!!! good..:-))
    33. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Can I love this everytime it comes by??? LOL I was actually even thinking about it last night! I will forever want it!
    34. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      I'm with you on that shareurpassion, it's wonderful.
    35. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much for the kind comments Shareurpassion and Peasejean, and thanks for the love Rustfarm. Actually Shareurpassion there is currently one available on ebay (this size, but there is also a smaller one), but they're asking an ungodly amount.
    36. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      Wow, that's beautiful, and looks so real!
    37. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you upstatenycollector, your comment is appreciated.
    38. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thanks for all the loves!
    39. artglassfan, 5 years ago
      Fantastic aquarium!!!
    40. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thank you Artglass.
    41. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Wow, it's wonderful, I'll love again.
    42. surfdub66 surfdub66, 5 years ago
      This is so coooooooooool! !!!!
      Never seen one this good before !
      I love it ;-)
    43. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for the comments and love Jean(again) and Surf, I appreciate it.
    44. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      There are certainly things in life that you can't forget, And this is one of them. Rick, sorry I'm loving this again.
    45. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much Pease... Return comments and loves are always welcome :-)
    46. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Still love this sooo much! Do you sit and stare at it??? I would!
    47. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Share, you're so funny :) Yes, I do stare at every night because it sits right next to my television, and I can't miss it lol. If you want one, here you go http://www.ebay.com/itm/Incredibly-EXQUISITE-Huge-Rare-MURANO-Glass-AQUARIUM-Sculpture-ELIO-RAFFAELI-/321888725026?hash=item4af2102822
    48. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      OMG -- I would have to ask SANTA for that!!! Even Santa would say Oh Gosh!!

      Out of my sight -- and wallet.......LOL
    49. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      @Rosie... LOL
    50. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I'm sorry Rick, That one is just too small! You spoiled me on yours. It's the one I want and I won't take anything less thank you! lol...

      I'm glad you get to enjoy it every nite, so cool! Funny how in the link you sent they didn't even bother to take good pics and you can see the magnified screen thru it. >~
    51. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thank you Share, I appreciate your loyalty LOL. I see what you mean about the pics. You'd think for the price they're asking they'd take GREAT pics... Oh well.
    52. verretcheque verretcheque, 4 years ago
      Too small?? Mon dieu, it is thicker than Rick's and 4lbs heavier. Used as a door stop, you'd never manage to avoid doorstep salesmen, commercial or religious.... :) :)
      Ah, hold on, knock it over on their toes.... 3:)

      Lovely piece of top-quality glass. and such a pleasure to see something which shows the majority of far-east aquarium glass production, for what it is. Cheap, nasty, unskilled, mass-produced crap.

      I want one of these, or a Josef Rosinek Czech piece.



    53. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much for the positive comment verretcheque, it's definitely appreciated. I believe Shares size comment was her being facetious LOL.
    54. Nicefice, 4 years ago
      Awesome!!!
    55. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thank you Nice, your enthusiastic comment is appreciated!
    56. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Wow, what a fabulous piece!
    57. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much Courtenay, it's definitely my favorite piece!
    58. loriandkurt03 loriandkurt03, 4 years ago
      OMG!!! I love Murano glass and especially the aquariums!! This is the most amazing piece I have seen yet. Congrats!!! I love it!!!!
    59. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for the enthusiastic and flattering comment and love Lori! Also, thanks for the love Getthatmonkeyoutofme, it's appreciated!!

      @Lori... Welcome to CW! I look forward to seeing your posts!
    60. MeliG MeliG, 4 years ago
      Wow, how pretty. I bet that took some time to accomplish. Thanks for the share. That little jellyfish is the coolest.
    61. westred westred, 3 years ago
      Beautiful! Ogetti is very maticulous with detail. It amazes me how large they can blow this glass and keep it's integrity?......
    62. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      OMG I am still drooling over the beauty of this!!! And you have acquired sooo many other beauties in your collection!!! Love them all!
    63. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Shareurpassion, I'm the same, love, love, love Rick55.
    64. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      I just took a peek at some listed ones and NONE have the octopus in them...This one is the best and always will be. You've done such a beautiful job with the lights!!!
    65. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Right Jean!!!
    66. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      I concur, shareurpassion. :-)))
    67. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for revisiting and great comments Jean and Share, it's so appreciated! Also, a late thanks for the love and comments that I missed earlier, it's very much appreciated!
    68. buckethead, 3 years ago
      Wow...I mean...WOW!!
    69. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much Buckhead, I appreciate it!
    70. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      I'm loving this again Rick.
    71. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I'm thanking you again Jean :-) I appreciate the revisit :-)
    72. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      wow Rick thats an outstanding piece i just love the quality perspective a joy too see
    73. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Stunning! I had to take out my measuring tape to understand just how big it is!
    74. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      I love the little octopus & the Neon Tetra looks neon! Amazing artistry.
    75. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Celiene, Malkey and Celiene again. LOL. I'm glad you guys liked it, and I truly appreciate your excellent comments and love!
    76. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Hi Rick, I saw one of these for the first time the other day but it wasn't as nice as this one :)
    77. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you Fran :-) What I've found is the larger the aquarium, the more goodies they were able to place inside of it.
    78. HEDVAL HEDVAL, 3 years ago
      beautiful,i have about 6 pieces of murano glass,they do make beautiful pieces.i have never seen such a nice piece.
    79. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much Hedval, I appreciate the compliment coming from another Murano collector!
    80. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Had to love this again :)
    81. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Well, well, well...I open up CW and what is the first thing I see??? OUR aquarium!!! I trust you and Gloria are taking good care of it for me till I'm able to fetch it! ;)

      xoxo
    82. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      Lol, you know where I live, come and get it! : ) But you won't be able to lift it though lol
    83. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      I am on my way!!! And no, I am not joking besides the fact that someone I was very close to, taught me that there is a way to move anything, no matter how big, small or heavy an object may be...it can and now will be done! YeeHa!
    84. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      Lol Susie!
    85. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Love it again :)
    86. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      Hey buddy!!! Yes I did ;) My fish are dying so I just had to come back to see if you are still taking good care of our aquarium??? Thank you so much!!! hahaha
    87. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      good stuff , got some myself

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