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Art Glass Green Fan Tailed Bird on a Paperweight

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Put a bird on it!36 of 209Émile Gallé faience container in Origami form, ca. 1884Stuart Crystal 1930s Cocktail Set
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    A recent find in a second hand store. It is 8 1/2" tall and weighs over 4 lbs. I haven't been able to find another like it anywhere. The tail looks Italian (to me), it has great symmetry, detail and use of color. Any thoughts?

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      You got my vote on this one, i love green in any form, and this bird in addition, made him desirable for me, i love bird to...:-D
      Gorgeous piece, i love it.
    2. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Thanks Alan. Lucky find.
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Yes i think so, one day someone here told me, the more important thing, you love it that's all, of coarse, if a" Seguso, or Jonasson", you know.... that's help, but i mean, what attract you, in the first place, it's the look of it.

      Happy hunting.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Love the colours but surely it is not a turkey! Something much nicer...a fan tail, or greater noisy woop woop or something!
    5. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Hey Racer, You could be right. I don't know. Whatever it is, it's fat!
    6. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the Love to, Inky, Trey, AghCollect, Melaniej, Racer4four, Ivonne, Vetraio50, GeodeJem, Alan2310. I appreciate you all.
    7. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Putting out the call to all ~ Best guesses as to what kind of bird this might be.
      I've asked some of my associates, most say it's not a Turkey. Turning to greater minds than mine on this. D.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      very beautiful!!
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      What a fabulous turkey!
    10. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      After consultation and the suggestion of Racer, I changed the name of the post to better project the worthiness of this piece. After all, only Benjamin Franklin thought the Turkey was worthy of being a National symbol. Fan Tail sounds better than Turkey. Thanks Racer., (btw, what's a whoop whoop?) LOL.
    11. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      Here is something I would so love to own.
      It lifts my spirits and makes me what to fly!!!!!
    12. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      ooops "makes me WANT to fly"
    13. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      It's a paperweight, isn't it??
    14. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Yessir. It's a big ole paperweight. Thanks for the love. I wasn't sure how ya'll were going to feel about the "Turkey Whoop Fan Tail Bird" LOL. So far it's gotten a fair bit of love.
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Ok, I'll chime in on this one! I say it's a 'Perkey'...That's penguin and turkey! LOL.
    16. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      I was nosing around eBay, found someone selling a pair of birds, exactly the same as this one. The seller has them listed as Venetian glass. I still don't know what it is, but I'll put the information on account and see what time brings.
    17. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      OMG! It's a KAKAPO!
    18. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Well - it sort of looks like a Kakapo, anyway!
    19. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Kakapo...hmm. Sounds like a Beach Boys song. lol Thanks for the link Celiene, I'm going to read up on Kakapo

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