Posted 8 years ago
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.