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Author Topic: Lampworked cockatoo on pedestal  (Read 247 times)

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Offline glassobsessed

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Lampworked cockatoo on pedestal
« on: August 28, 2015, 07:24:25 PM »
Probably a bit of a long shot this one!

The whole thing is around 15cm tall, any chance of identifying the country of manufacture? I wondered if the aventurine crest pointed towards Italy but of course aventurine rods are likely available for lampworkers to buy...

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Re: Lampworked cockatoo on pedestal
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:39:16 PM »
The art of making birdies is highly developed in China - I have been surprised on several occasions. I found that they often have a mischievous gleam in their beady eyes. So your cockatoo may be from there. But it may also be from Lauscha, of course.

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Re: Lampworked cockatoo on pedestal
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 09:00:38 PM »
Thanks Ivo, China I had not considered. For no good reason it struck me as made fairly recently, one of a pair apparently.




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Re: Lampworked cockatoo on pedestal
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 12:58:14 PM »
I did wonder very recent, because I know there is a recent and rather lovely little bird sculpture on top of a tall pole, by Tracey Emin somewhere. This might be a tribute to that. It is very attractive. :)
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