Here we are presenting a magnificent and massive Venetian art glass paperweight.
The scramble or sometimes called 'end-of-day' composition is extraordinary! We can see it best displayed on a revolving tableau with a light below it so you can enjoy it by the hour - just looking at all the many intricate techniques and nuances. Interestingly we have only seen one other in the last 20 years and it was listed on an auction site for over $2,500.00.
You will see that the base has a smooth ground flattened area but we were unable to capture the hole centered in it in the photograph. This small hole could even be used to insert a tiny lightbulb to illuminate it from within.
This has been hand-blown hollow (otherwise would be way to heavy). As it is, it weighs 6.52 pounds!!
In excellent condition!
The scramble design includes large cans, ribbons, latticino or latticework areas, gold-specked grounds, etc. All in all a very pleasing piece that you could say could become the 'mother' of your collection - certainly a rare centerpiece for it.
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