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Elio Raffaeli For Ogetti Murano Aquarium

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Posted 3 years ago


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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.


  1. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Wow this is Beautiful! Really love it!
  2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Ah! This beats Murano hands down!!! I want one!
  3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    I am awed, impressed and enamored! Just beautiful and wonderful.
  9. melaniej melaniej, 3 years ago
  10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Wow... This is so beautiful.
  11. nittygritty1962 nittygritty1962, 3 years ago
    very nice! I have a paperweight one shaped like a fishbowl but not very heavy
  12. Rick55 Rick55, 3 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, 3 years ago
    Rick, you did it again!! Wow!
  14. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much Lee.
  15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 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, 3 years ago
  17. Rick55 Rick55, 3 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, 3 years ago
    Rick, I can believe that, it's very realistic.
  19. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Even more so in person. Unfortunately, the camera cannot capture the clarity and detail of the piece. Thank you.
  20. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you Kivatinitz.
  21. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you Vetraio and Peasejean.
  22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Every time I come across this, I think how marvellous it is, you have a good eye.
  23. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for the kind comment Peasejean55.
  24. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    True striking piece! Love the blue glow and all the fishes and... tiny medusa!
  25. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you for the kind comment kyratango and thanks for the love Manikin.
  26. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    I agree with all of the above! Wonderful piece!!
  29. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much Nutsabotas6.
  30. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Just love it...who needs a TV!..:-)
  31. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Lol Inky. Actually, it sits right next to our T.V., so I can switch back and forth.
  32. inky inky, 3 years ago
    No!!.. competition for me..nothing could be on TV that!!!! good..:-))
  33. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 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, 3 years ago
    I'm with you on that shareurpassion, it's wonderful.
  35. Rick55 Rick55, 3 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, 3 years ago
    Wow, that's beautiful, and looks so real!
  37. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you upstatenycollector, your comment is appreciated.
  38. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thanks for all the loves!
  39. artglassfan, 3 years ago
    Fantastic aquarium!!!
  40. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    Thank you Artglass.
  41. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
    Wow, it's wonderful, I'll love again.
  42. surfdub66 surfdub66, 2 years ago
    This is so coooooooooool! !!!!
    Never seen one this good before !
    I love it ;-)
  43. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much for the comments and love Jean(again) and Surf, I appreciate it.
  44. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 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, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much Pease... Return comments and loves are always welcome :-)
  46. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
    Still love this sooo much! Do you sit and stare at it??? I would!
  47. Rick55 Rick55, 2 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
  48. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 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, 2 years ago
    @Rosie... LOL
  50. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 years ago
  55. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Thank you Nice, your enthusiastic comment is appreciated!
  56. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
    Wow, what a fabulous piece!
  57. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
    Thank you so much Courtenay, it's definitely my favorite piece!
  58. loriandkurt03 loriandkurt03, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Shareurpassion, I'm the same, love, love, love Rick55.
  64. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Right Jean!!!
  66. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
    I concur, shareurpassion. :-)))
  67. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year 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 buckethead, 11 months ago
    Wow...I mean...WOW!!
  69. Rick55 Rick55, 11 months ago
    Thank you so much Buckhead, I appreciate it!
  70. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 11 months ago
    I'm loving this again Rick.
  71. Rick55 Rick55, 11 months ago
    I'm thanking you again Jean :-) I appreciate the revisit :-)
  72. MALKEY MALKEY, 11 months ago
    wow Rick thats an outstanding piece i just love the quality perspective a joy too see
  73. Celiene Celiene, 11 months ago
    Stunning! I had to take out my measuring tape to understand just how big it is!
  74. Celiene Celiene, 11 months ago
    I love the little octopus & the Neon Tetra looks neon! Amazing artistry.
  75. Rick55 Rick55, 11 months 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, 11 months 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, 11 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months ago
    Thank you so much Hedval, I appreciate the compliment coming from another Murano collector!
  80. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 10 months ago
    Had to love this again :)
  81. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 months 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! ;)

  82. Rick55 Rick55, 4 months 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, 3 months 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 can and now will be done! YeeHa!
  84. Rick55 Rick55, 3 months ago
    Lol Susie!
  85. buckethead buckethead, 1 month ago
    Love it again :)

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