Vintage Murano Glass Duck By Formia Glass Vintage 053926474875

Vintage Murano Glass Duck By Formia Glass

$349.95 Sale: $314.99USD 349.95 USD 2022-10-19
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This vintage Murano Glass Duck sculpture is a mid-century Venetian art glass masterpiece crafted in the famous Formia studio. Now closed, Formia was a major art glass company on Murano island since 1962, where many prominent Murano Glass artists of the 20th century had a chance to polish their skills and shape their artistic vision. Formia quickly gained fame for its beautiful and unique pieces, including many animals and birds.

This Murano Glass duck sculpture with flowing forms and transparent glass design reflects major art trends of the 20th century, such as art nouveau and art deco. The elegant duck features an exceptional translucency accented by milky-white lines throughout its body created using a now-rare Filigrana glass-making technique which was in wide use on Murano in the centuries past. This elegant Murano bird is a fine reminder of Venice and a symbol of affection and fidelity. It makes a memorable gift for a wedding, birthday, or anniversary.

  • Measurements: This vintage Murano Glass duck sculpture measures 13 inches in length, it is 6-1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide, and weighs about 5lbs.
  • Authenticity: The duck sculpture is an authentic vintage Murano Glass sculpture handmade by the glass masters of Formia Company. It is signed "FORMIA" on the bottom. GlassOfVenice procures all vintage Murano Glass from the most reputable dealers globally and guarantees the authenticity of all vintage art glass that we offer.
  • This is a pre-owned piece. It is in excellent vintage condition but may show some slight wear commensurate with age. The sculpture is free of defects or damage. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs.
  • The sculpture is very well packaged to avoid damage in transit. It ships fully insured.

Workmanship



Larger Murano Glass figures and sculptures are typically made in the ancient factories on Murano island, where there is enough space to turn, twist, and blow the glass, move it into and out of the large furnaces, and cool it down properly. Making the glass mixture with the right color intensity and pattern is only a part of the job. The biggest challenge is shaping the glass just perfectly while keeping it in the correct state in between the bench and the furnace. This requires special skills rarely found outside of Murano Glass artist and artisan community. These Murano Glass sculptures of lovers, abstract art, and animals crafted in well-known Murano factories are top-quality art glass pieces sought after by interior decor specialists and collectors alike.