Posted 5 years ago
This guy is pretty heavy at 5 1/2 pounds. It appears to me that there were a few separate processes to making this. If you see the bottom, it actually looks hollow, but it's not. It's solid glass, and looks like there are at least two more layers of glass as well.
I'm curious to know the answer to this. It appears to be encased on the outside too. Of course, I can see that the wings, eyes, beak etc...have all been applied, so I would love to hear about it and see if this truly is an old piece or new? Is this an old technique?
There's no signature and the pontil has been very well polished flat with not a rough edge anywhere. I purchased this in an antique shop and I know that does not always mean everything in there is old so I'm wondering. There's not even a scratch on the bottom!
Curious as can be...