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$ 15,000

Anzolo Fuga Large Hand Blown Glass Bottle with Colorful Murrhines 1959-60

Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Murano Glass - Hand Blown
H. 19 in; Diam. 7.5 in;
H. 48.26 cm; Diam. 19.05 cm;
Condition Good. Excellent Condition
Creation Date 1959-60
Description Large hand-blown glass bottle from the "Murrine Incatenate" series with polychrome murrhines and tiny mouth by Anzolo Fuga for A.V.E.M., Murano Italy,1959-60. Etched on bottom “Luciano Ferro 1955”. Luciano Ferro was Fuga’s primary glass blower who executed most of his works. After Luciano passed away in 1972, Ada Ferro, his older sister and owner of the glasshouse, had some of the pieces in his personal collection posthumously inscribed like this, some with the incorrect year of production. This vase was made in the ca 1960. The skill involved with blowing such a large piece with such a tiny mouth is extraordinary.

Reference Material:

Rosa Barovier-Mentasti, Anzolo Fuga, Murano Glass Artist, Designs for A.V.E.M., Acanthus Press 2005, section titled "Murrine Incatenate" starts with a description of the series on page 122 and examples through page 160. There are similar pieces shown on pages 144 and 145.

Marc Heiremans, AVEM Artistic Production 1932-1972, a similar piece to this one is featured on page 149.

Provenance: Private Collection United States
Styles / Movements Art Glass, Mid Century, Studio Craft
Patterns Modern
Dealer Reference Number fuga60
Incollect Reference Number 440493
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