Elio Raffaeli Dolphin Sculpture
Gambaro & Poggi Dolphin
AVeM Baleen Whale
This unusual whale has a Decora Import label. I have seen one of these that had a red AVeM label. The whale is decorated internally with a random scramble of canes and latticino (tutti frutti or end of day). It is immediately recognizable by the applied baleen mouth. The design is made with various colors and decorations. Photos are courtesy of Pam Townsend.
Bottaro Seal with Ball
Bottaro makes many pieces that look like the Vincenzo Nason pieces, both in form and technique. This Bottaro seal could easily be mistaken for the V. Nason seals that are shown to the right or below. It is not difficult to distinguish the work of the two, since Bottaro signs their things. Photos are courtesy of Chris Cooper.
Vincenzo Nason Seal
This seal has a V Nason label. It is so similar to the Bottaro seal that it would be difficult to judge the difference if it didn't have a label and the Bottaro seal were not signed. Designs are not copyrighted or patented in Murano, so you can run across similarities very often. The seal is 4.5" (11.4 cm) tall and 5.5" (14 cm) long.
Vincenzo Nason Dolphin
Seguso Vetri d'Arte Dolphin Sculpture
Licio Zanetti Dolphin
This clear glass dolphin is signed "Zanetti L" on the base of the head. The dolphin is 7.25" long and has wonderful optical effects. The back appears to be colored, but it is a reflection of the blue cloth the dolphin is set on.
Licio Zanetti Seal
This heavy clear glass seal is signed Zanetti L on bottom. The seal is 7" tall and was made in the 1960s.
Vincenzo Nason Seal with Ball
V. Nason made two types of seals -- one design with a ball and one without. This seal has a ball. It has a dorsal brown coloration. These seals were made in different colors. It is 5.25" (13.3 cm) tall and 6" (15 cm) long. Photo is courtesy of Antiquerose of Angela Bowey's Glass Message Board.
Archimede Seguso Sea Lion
Catisfaction's Glass Gallery
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