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Author Topic: Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?  (Read 710 times)

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Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:54:56 PM »
Fabulous couple of Murano roosters...
Unfortunately they have several damages, but as I got them for free I won't complain ;)

Almost life size (the pink one 38 cm high, the green one 36 cm long) and weighing around 5 kg each.
Beautifully made, beak, comb, gills and feet in red and black pasta glass with applied gold foil.
Base sort of a grassy knoll, clear glass with lots of gold. The feet of both are surrounded by big leaves...

>> Here is the same design (with more details added) attributed to AVeM. But I couldn't find a reference or another one online.

Any help with maker and age highly appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael

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Re: Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 01:58:37 PM »
Great forms, caught in the act of crowing. Much more complex than your average birdie...

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Re: Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 04:12:13 PM »
Thank you John.
Yes, they look great when displayed together, as if some interaction was going on (almost a cock fight ;D )

Only problem is to find a spot to display two giant glass chickens...

BTW, I came across this auction of a glass nude, also described as AVeM, which seems to have a very similar base construction (including the leaves): >> Link

Michael

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Re: Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 09:16:37 AM »
There is another of those nude female figures on page 325 of Murano Island of Glass by Attilia Dorigato, it is dated to 1952 and AVEM is stated as the maker. I bumped into it while looking for clues on a recent paperweight purchase.

So AVEM does seem to be a good bet for your cockerels.

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Re: Two fabulous big roosters - AVeM?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 11:20:29 AM »
Thanks again! :)
The plot thickens.
1950s sounds like a reasonable date, too.

Let's see if Anita can confirm if she pops into this thread...

Michael

 

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