I just found the results for the auction at http://lamodern.com/June2007_LAMA.pdf
. The horse in the Los Angeles auction sold for $1320. Whew! I feel much better about paying so much for the horse. It is the same as mine, but has the Poli-style bullicante and transparent hooves and mane. I like my horse better.
One thing I wonder is about the Poli-Seguso horse. Credit for the horse is given to Archimede in Murano Magic
. Marina Barovier gives designer credit to Poli in Animals in Glass: A Murano Bestiary
. She comments the horse was executed by Archimede. So I am a bit puzzled. Could Archimede be the designer and executor of the famed bullicante horse? I wish they were still alive so we could inquire personally.
I feel confident enough to put this in the zoo. If it looks and quacks like A. Seguso... well, you get the idea. Majorly cool.