Vintage Murano Glass Fish Mid-Century Sommerso Blue Sculpture By Formia Vintage 053926474882

Vintage Murano Glass Fish Mid-Century Sommerso Blue Sculpture By Formia

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This vintage Murano Glass Shark sculpture is a mid-century Venetian art glass masterpiece crafted by famous artist Licio Zanetti. Zanetti is one of the best-known names in the world of artistic Murano Glass. Zanetti family boasts generations of talented Murano Glass masters spanning several centuries. In 1956 Oscar Zanetti opened up a company with his son Licio, and Licio Zanetti quickly gained fame for his beautiful and unique pieces, especially fine representations of animals and birds. This elegant shark sculpture features an exceptional translucency, graceful form, and a beautiful color that looks different under different lighting conditions, changing its tint from grey, to blue, to purple. This strong and muscular Murano Glass Fish caught mid-movement and frozen in glass is often dubbed the Queen Of The Ocean just like Venice is the Queen of The Sea. It makes a fine reminder of Venice and a memorable gift to a sea-lover, a fisherman, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of Murano Glass Art.
  • Measurements: This Murano Glass Fish sculpture measures 12 inches high x 15 inches wide x 5 inches in depth. Weight is approximately 6 lbs.
  • Note: This shark is crafted using a special technique and glass color will look different depending on the lighting conditions. It will vary between shades of grey, blue, and purple when observed in daylight, under artificial light, or under LED, fluorescent or incandescent light. This is not a defect but a feature of the workmanship of this particular sculpture.
  • This is an authentic vintage Murano Glass Zanetti sculpture. It signed "Zanetti" on the bottom. GlassOfVenice fully certifies its authenticity.
  • This is a pre-owned vintage 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, repairs, or areas of heavy wear.
  • This Murano shark sculpture is heavy and comes well packaged to avoid damage in transit. It ships fully insured.


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.