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Offline adam20

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Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« on: July 21, 2012, 10:48:50 AM »
Hi - Looking for an ID with this stylized clear textured glass bird with black/white eye on black wire legs, is 8" high

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 11:12:29 AM »
I know nothing  ::)  ;D but at a guess its a homemade one as in someone who does leadlight.
Speaking of which i may make some in different colours,its very,very cute.

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 11:17:18 AM »
Thanks - the glass is over an inch thick and textured with an eye that is in the blowing not applied, it doesn't look home made but I may be wrong, if I were to guess I'd say Pukeberg or a german maker 70s or 80s.

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 11:27:44 AM »
Hi Adam,see i started with "i know nothing"  ;D so i am happy to be wrong too  ;D

It looks like the foil is coming loose or lifting on the side abit,its copper foil then lightly soldered over.
The hole in the glass is done with a diamond drill bit,carefully,as far as the silver around the eye goes i have not done that,but will be willing to have a go.

As i said its cute & someone with knowledge may say otherwise.

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 11:35:52 AM »
Thanks - some close ups ....

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 11:47:52 AM »
hommage to Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi? This was a bit of an icon for the 1950s. No flatbirds sighted as yet, however...
http://www.artfact.com/artist/pianon-alessandro-lepyffuyya

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 11:50:20 AM »
Adam20:
Do some research on this.  There is an Italian artist, Alessandro Pianon who made a whole series of birds in the 1960's with stick feet and I believe that this is part of that series.  I once saw one that was a cube, with added eyes and feet.  I also have seen when they are properly identified, they sell for big money.   Do a google image search for VISTOSI BIRDS and you will find smiliar shapes, plus a whole lot more.  I have seen a bird sell for $3500 USD.  Not all birds sell for that kind of money, but in a good contemporary modern glass auction with good coverage, your bird could be a money bird!

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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 12:11:33 PM »
Yours is very cute, but I really do not think it could be Vistosi - the legs are attached differently - there are no glass " trousers" at the top. The Vistosi birds are well known, I think it highly unlikely there is an undiscovered flat, clear, trouserless one - far less two of them! (yours and the ebay one)
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Re: Glass Bird on Wire Legs
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 12:15:14 PM »
My opinion is that the legs are wrong. I would consider a Scandi copy. I could be wrong. But these 2 pieces, yours and the ebay listing look wrong for a Vistosi.


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