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Murano and Italian Art Glass832 of 1550Licio Zanetti neodymium SwordfishItalian art glass bowl
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I have a thing about Murano blackamoor figurines. I don't know what it is, but I love them. This one is a departure from the classic candleholder as the figure is depicted holding a bowl of polychrome fruit. It's a good size measuring 12" tall and in pristine condition. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find an attribution. As always, thanks for looking.

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    1. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      There are several possibilities, but I lean towards Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso. Here's an example:
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Twentiethc. It's so hard with blackamoors as most share similar features. There are so few that are actually documented that it's hard to identify the particular details used by one designer over another. If we had more pieces that could be definitely attributed -either by label or reference book- it would be much easier to compare the specific characteristics from one to the other. I have considered Barovier, but being that so many are attributed to him, some correctly and most incorrectly, it's difficult to pinpoint specific elements common to each. The base on the example you provided, is similar to other Barovier's I've seen, but I just don't know about mine. I appreciate your help.
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Vetraio, it's appreciated.
    4. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I wonder if they still pull the type of money they use to do a few years ago
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Zowie. No, unfortunately the prices are still down from where they were some years back.
    6. artglassfan, 7 years ago
      A beautiful example ....great colors!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comment and love Artglass, it's appreciated.
    8. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      That's a shame because I was surprised at what they use to pull
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      That's the nature of collecting Zowie, prices go up and prices go down. What's collected today falls out of favor tomorrow. Thanks for the love Manikin and Aghcollect, it's appreciated.
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Love, and LOVED !!

      Stunning Piece Rick!! I love Figurines -- Such works of true Decorative Art !!!!!!!
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous, as are they all! As the figurine is offering the fruit, do you think you may, one day, find the receiving figurine? Just a flight of fancy!!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I am loving all of your blackamores Rick. They appeal to me more than the usual Murano figures...maybe it's the contrast? I just find them more interesting and get your love of them!
    13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      An incredible piece of glass ! The details, colors, and contrast in these figures always amaze me !
    14. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Ivan fully understand why you love this wonderful pieces of art glass, I have only one which is a kneeling candle holder and I love it, it sat next to my Murano lamp...I look stop and look every time I see one...and think ..shall I?...they are so beautiful...
    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      This is ART at Work.
      We can just close ours eyes, an imaging the glass master doing this piece, how skill they are and so many step in the process, every single pieces of glass individually place, WOW, Gorgeous, fabulous, amazing
      Now we know why they are Glass Master for hundred years.

      Czech or Italian ??, who really care, this is something :D
      I love it.
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Wow! Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments and love, it's so appreciated.
      I enjoy sharing art glass with you, and your comments and love make it worthwhile!
    17. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Yeah I know that much at least but sometimes it's a shock how much it drops
    18. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 7 years ago
      Cool find Rick!
    19. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks Yesterday and DD.
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Austro.
    21. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      you have so much beautiful glass, Rick!
    22. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much Ho2... I always appreciate your kind comments!

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