circumstantial information so far:
Modernist glass have a paperweight on the site that is attributed to Riccardo Licata for Cenedese 1950's. The fish in that weight appears to have similar
eyes and mouth to mine. They state that the fish should have a yellow surround to the eyes (mine does) and that the fins should be filigree. I don't know what that means. I thought filigree was delicate strands of gold or silver
. Mine has gold leaf in the fins but not what I would call filigree. Also my fish eyes have a red lining to the yellow surround which glows v. brightly under UV light. I have a Bohemian vase with opaque red splotches in and some of those glow brightly like that (I've just tested it) I'm not for one moment suggesting it is Bohemian btw, just mentioning this odd phenomena because my fish eyes are curious. I can't see whether any of the fish I have looked at that look similar to mine, whether they are or aren't Cenedese is questionable, actually have this red lining inside the yellow eyes. They all look as though they have a black interior to me including the ones in this paperweight.
I have found labelled Cenedese aquariums. All of the fish in them seem to have a filigrano type fins or are made of strands of colour, but there was one fish in a complicated aquarium that appears to have clear fins with possibly silver or gold leaf in them.
I haven't found anything that has totally convinced me. Does anyone have any definite Cenedese glass with fish in at all please?
Something else curious about the eyes, I just assumed it would be two pieces of cut off cane, one stuck in one side and one the other. I n fact it is one piece of cane pushed right through.
any further thoughts very much appreciated. p.s. I've come across some amazing contemoprary style fish on the way - gorgeous.