Hi, I found this really cool looking decanter today at an antique/collector item type fair,
the swan inside is incredible!
Could anybody point me in the right direction as far as who made this?
I'm thinking early Venice due to the style and light weight/delicate make?
It's one piece, ie the decanter was blown around the swan
from what I could tell, the swan is hollow and filled with fine white sand!
The color is light amber, with a rainbowish tint when viewed at an angle.
The thing is light as a feather, very thin glass, the wings are dark blue.
The stopper is completely hollow.
When I saw it today I knew I had to get it, but since I had no idea about who made
it or what it's really worth I was a bit apprehensive and bargained hard
- I may have made a very good deal or overpaid a tad :wink:
Wifey thinks I'm mad.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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