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    Posted 2 months ago

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    I bought this mad bird from Japan because it made me laugh even as I appreciated it's glassmaking technique.

    The chicken was made by Licio Zanetti who is part of a large glass making family on Murano Island. He founded the Zanetti Vetreria Artistica in 1956 and continued to work there until 1989 when he retired and allowed his son Oscar to take over. The studio also has grandson Andrea and master Arnoldo Zanella now working there.

    Apart from the fact the chicken is signed Zanetti Licio it shows lot of his signature creativity. The bird body is made from expanded foil covered glass as is the tail and head. The neck and legs are opaque black, and the beak, eye and comb are also opaque glass. It's the modeling that really tells the story here. Zanetti made lots of very quirky animals and seems to have rarely repeated them so this might be a one off.
    I think it is hilarious and delightful! She is a big bird at 66cm, and the body and legs are joined by inset brass pieces that fit together.

    I hope she makes you smile.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Extraordinary Murano chicken, love that head it's perfect!
    2. inky inky, 2 months ago
      Oh!..I loooove this!..everything about, how lucky you are have this!..wonderful!..
    3. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 months ago
      Very cute- her ruffled head comb looks really skillfully done. I love her blue colour which is the fIrst time I've seen in a chicken. She's a great find too :P
    4. Wow22, 2 months ago
      :) Smiling
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      I LIKE it!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Interesting combination of techniques. The head looks like corroso and the body and tail are foglia d'artgento, though that is about as much as I know about Italian glass.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
      I'd say that's one magnificent ostrich, with wonderful presence. Made my day!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Oh wow what a fabulous piece . This gets a double love :-)
    9. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Wow, thanks all for your love and excitement!
      Appreciate it and your comments.
      Peggy. And
    10. HappyHourOwls HappyHourOwls, 1 month ago
      66 cm?????????? Gigantic!!!!!!!!!!! That bird is an absolute spectacle. If she were mine, I'd have to name her Fanny Brice, and just give her her own room. I know, I know, I'm gushing, but, good glory: she's a marvel!!!!!! How fabulous that you know so much background. Thank you for sharing.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 month ago
      Thanks HHO she would go well with some of your hooting friends!
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 month ago
      Of course I smiled!
      How could one not?
      I do believe he is one of a kind, with the wonderful rooster comb on his head, ( but no waggle) and the long sleek neck of an ostrich! His tail? Something he’s proud of for sure!
      Best post I have seen in a long time!
      He is a wonder Karen!!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 1 month ago
      Woohoo Eileen! Smiling is good for us all. Thanks!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 days ago
      I love this!! It did indeed make me smile:)
    15. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 5 days ago
      Nice Yard Bird

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