Birds by Franco Moretti

Franco Moretti Ducks
 

Franco Moretti made several ducks with various decorations. He makes wonderful use of color with silver foil and aventurine spots. Moretti signs his pieces. The duck on the top left is 8.75" (22.2 cm) long. The one on the top right is 12.5" (31.8 cm) long. The bottom duck is 10.5" (26.7 cm) long. Photo of the duck on the bottom is courtesy of B. W. McEvers.
 
Franco Moretti Classic Birds
 
This classic form set of birds were created by Franco Moretti. They are signed on bottom. The larger bird is 8" (20.3 cm) long, while the smaller is 7.5" (19 cm). This bird design was made by several Murano glass makers. It is difficult to tell the difference without a signature. Photos are courtesy of Tami McCoy.
 
Franco Moretti Birds
 
These unusual birds were made by Franco Moretti. They have a lightly iridized finish. The crested bird is 6" tall and the stork-like bird is 7 1/4"(18.4 cm) tall. They are signed on bottom.  Photos are courtesy of Tami McCoy. 

Franco Moretti Swan
This lovely polichrome swan is signed Franco Moretti. The bird is 10.5" (26.7 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of Dave Bending.

Franco Moretti Bird
 
These birds have wingspans of 9" (22.9 cm). The red comes with a certificate of authenticity stating it was made October 24, 1985. The birds are signed Moretti Franco on bottom. The red bird is from the estate of a dentist that traveled the world, accumulating an impressive collection of art. Photos of the red bird are courtesy of Bill Hanlon, usdimestore.com. Photo of the green bird is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Franco Moretti Ducks
These lovely filigrana ducks were made by Franco Moretti. One has a  Vetreria Franco Moretti label on bottom. The tallest duck is about 8.5" (21.6 cm) tall. The one with the bowed head is 7" (17.8 cm). Photo is courtesy of Peter Coluccio.
Franco Moretti Toucans
 
Franco Moretti makes wonderful use of color and silver foil in his toucans. Aventurine spots are added as accents. The birds are about 8" (20.3 cm) tall and are signed on bottom. Photos are courtesy of Tami McCoy.
This delightful toucan is a bit different with mottled red on the back and silver beneath. It is signed on bottom and still has the Franco Moretti label. Note the wing grooves on the side. The toucan is 9" (22.9 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of David Hoffman.

Franco Moretti Owls
 
Franco Moretti made spooky looking owls using different techniques. The owl on the top right makes use of color and silver foil. The owl on the top right has a slight milky opaline cast to the glass, but is mostly clear. The colorful owl on bottom has a delightful addition of canes. The opaline and striped owls are 7" (17.7 cm) tall. All are signed on bottom. Photo of the owl on the top left is courtesy of Tami McCoy. Photo of the striped owl is courtesy of Conny E.
 
Franco Moretti Birds on a Branch
 
This impressive sculpture is 14" (35.6 cm) long and 12" (30.5 cm) tall. It weighs 8.2 (3.7 kg) lbs. It comes with a certificate of authenticity stating it was made October 24, 1985. The branch is signed Moretti Franco on bottom. The sculpture is from the estate of a dentist that traveled the world, accumulating an impressive collection of art. Photos are courtesy of Bill Hanlon. usdimestore.com

Franco Moretti Birds on a Branch
 
This pretty bird sculpture is 12" (30.5 cm) wide and 9" (22.9 cm) tall. It is signed "Moretti Franco Italy" on bottom. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Franco Moretti Bird
 
This lovely bird is a cased deep pink. It has a Franco Moretti label on bottom. The bird is 5.7" (14.6 cm) long and 3.7" (9.4 cm) tall. Photos are courtesy of Peter Coluccio.



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