Venus de Milo Opalescent Crystal Art Glass Figurine by Sabino

I personally find this piece particularly exquisite & enchanting. It is also most probably unique in terms of its colouration. It is the Sabino catalogue number: ST92 circa 1970

As a piece that stands at just 3 inches high, the detail upon this figure is quite exceptional. From the fall of drapery which hangs from the lady's hips, to her facial expression or her sensual feminine curves and her tiny strands of hair, each has been portrayed with exacting definition, to faithfully capture the original statue of Venus de Milo which is 2.02 meters in height.

Venus de Milo still remains shrouded in mystery as to who she represents. Did she at one point before her discovery, hold an amphora for example, or perhaps a bow, an apple or perhaps a hand mirror? Was she once a part of a much larger statue and depicted as leaning against a wall? The missing pieces from the original statue have given rise to much debate and so this goddess is a constant enigma. Some would suggest that she represents Aphrodite, due to her half-nakedness and other attributes. However she may also be a representation of Amphitrite, the sea goddess who was strongly respected on the island of Melos (Milo) where the original statue was discovered circa 1820... Her arms were never found and she has intrigued scholars of classical Greek sculpture ever since.

. . . The colourization of this Sabino piece, also intrigues.

Only the pedestal base of this example is coloured internally with a whisper of opalescence whilst the remainder is pure clear crystal. The resulting effect is extraordinary and most pleasing and I have not seen another in this pattern.

It carries the Sabino signature etched in script to its base: Sabino Paris, and it is in mint condition for your collection.

Height: 3 inches Postage weight: Minimal at 400gms

Item ID: JJ741


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