Reasonable offers are cheerfully entertained and often accepted! OnMyWatch is proud to offer you this truly sublime authentic Elio Raffaeli.Italian Murano art glass parrot bird. This stunning piece was created--circa the 1980s--in rich, translucent'virgin olive oil' and opaque white'lattimo' colors of hot-joined crystal glass. Mounted on a parabolic form base. Such subtle, expressive lines and clearly masterful knowledge of the medium. It is a very refined-appearing piece with sweeping, shapely lines and bears the original Elio Raffaeli signature. See' About the Artist', below. Pontil/base is ground-flat, very highly polished and is the signature location. It shows the expected minor signs of some 30 years display movement ('shelf-wear'). Inches wide and weighs in at 3-pounds, 3-ounces. This supremely beautiful hand-crafted parrot sculpture will certainly make an excellent addition to a high-end art glass collection, a future family heirloom, and/or a thoughtful gift for a special person.
High (26.7 cm) x 3. WEIGHT: 3 Pound, 3 Ounces 1,350 g. Free from any damage or restoration, perfect condition.
FULL CONDITION REPORT: We thoroughly inspected this piece and found that no cracks, chips, nicks, scuffs, flea bites, flakes, hairlines, scratches (located other than weight-bearing base), repairs, stains, residue, evidence of grinding or signs of restoration could be seen or felt. Any natural indentations, bubbles, tool marks, carbon/ash deposits, and/or any other natural textural features are all original and normal for hand blown glass. Wear to the base is normal and consistent with age. Please review all high-resolution photos, at full size, in forming your own opinions. We remain at your disposal for any further information.
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Born in Murano in 1936, Raffaeli went to a local school and at the age of fifteen, he began working with the Seguso-Dalla Venezia glass furnace. There he met Piero Scaramal, from whom he first learned the secrets of the magic art that makes Murano well known as the capital of glass making. During the seven years spent with Scaramal, Raffaeli developed his skills and his personality, advancing step by step in the traditional career of a glassmaker, from "Garzone", the furnace boy, to "primo servente", a first level assistant.
The second furnace Raffaeli worked at was also very famous, the Salviati's. There he experienced with different techniques, from glass blowing to "massiccio" glass, the working of a mass of glass that results in large, solid sculptures. In 1966 Raffaeli entered a new furnace, Briati's, where he became a glassmaster and realized the designs of Flavio Poli. Finally, together with his assistants and some friends, he decided to start a new adventure. Today Raffaeli, who has reached the higher point in his artistic career, can and must sign every single piece that he realizes.Currently, Ars Murano is still a small factory, but with Elio, his partners and all their associates, it will certainly find very soon its place among the greatest furnaces, those where the sacred fire of glass making burns. If over estimate, we will take care of covering any excess. PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY : Photos are considered part of the listing description. We try to give you as close to an "in-person" view as possible. That said, we shoot items in as best light and angle as shows their true beauty. Any unusual white or yellow spots you may perceive on a photo are usually glare, due to our photographic technique, unless otherwise noted. If necessary for accuracy, we color-correct photos to match the actual item to our computer monitor--yours may vary.
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