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Rare Chalet art glass bowl/ashtray and bird by Gianfranco Guarnieri

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This bird and bowl is attributed to the late Gianfranco Guarnieri (passed away in 2013) and is an early acid-etched Chalet design. The bowl is just over 8 inches across, just over 5 inches tall and has a very pale lilac hue to the glass in the light with silver flecks throughout. The bird has gold throughout and is 5 inches long. Total weight is approximately 6 lbs. Italian glassblower Gianfranco "Frank" Guarnieri arrived from Murano in 1962 and at first joined Lorraine Glass. He had been blowing glass since he was 14 years old. This piece was not part of a production line and only a small number of pieces were created.

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      What a great piece absolutely stunning you wouldn't think it was that old but that's glass for you
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 8 years ago
      I love this piece Artglass! It's high quality is evident. He, as well as the others who came over, obviously continued the same quality work they learned in Murano. Great bowl (ashtray for cigars?)!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      So beautiful Artglass.. I have never seen one before.
      Just the bowl is great, and then there is the bird!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Seen a couple on the Net about these -- and YES, very Rare from my understanding. They are Chalet Art Glass from Canada.... and look more like Murano. When you look at this you think *Murano* then stunned to see it says it says *Chalet*.

      Very, very magical piece!! Thanks for sharing !!!

    5. artglassfan, 8 years ago
      Antiquerose.....I came across an article about these pieces, but I forgot where. Can you remember where you had seen this? I found one picture after I googled Gianfranco Guarnieri but I read about these pieces recently on the Net. I was trying to see how much these might be worth...cheers.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Hi AGF - I know we can't do valuations here on CW but yeah, I seen another image. I know Deborah has an image of one on her site (wait and watch for it to scroll by in the link)!__yes-its-chalet

      I think this is the one she has a pic:

      Is that one your thinking of too?
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Hi artglassfan, what a lovely item and great info on a maker new to me. Thank you :)
    8. artglassfan, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the great comments everyone.
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      this one too, for being Chalet is Amazing.

      I have seen now about 4 various types of them. They are RARE Chalet.

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