Italian Murano Glass Aquarium Pair, Fish Blocks, Bookends, Paperweights. This is a lovely pair of Murano glass aquariums, or fish blocks. Each contains one fish, and they have similar colors and sizes. It seems likely that they were intended to be paired together as bookends or something similar. They are not labeled, but based on the style and theme, it seems likely that they were designed by Alfredo Barbini, who was also associated with firms like Salviati and Cenedese at different times in his career. It’s difficult to say which specific firm was involved or during which time-frame the pieces were produced, but they most likely date to mid-century or slightly before. They are in very good condition, with mostly minimal wear consistent with age. One of the pieces has a slightly rough spot, as shown in the photos. It is very small and unnoticeable, primarily detectable by touch. They are very sturdy and well-balanced. The overall dimensions are (for each piece): 4″ wide, 3.25-3.5″ tall, and 1.5 deep. Please let me know if you have any questions! The item “Italian Murano Glass Aquarium Pair, Fish Blocks, Bookends, Paperweights” is in sale since Monday, January 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian”. The seller is “night-owl-emporium” and is located in Champaign, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Montserrat, Ukraine.
- Subject/Theme: Fish
- Object Type: Bookend
- Material: Glass
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Type of Glass: Blown Glass
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- City of Origin: Murano