This lovely hand blown art glass figural apple paperweight was made in Italy by Franco Moretti. The piece features jewel toned multicolored glass infused with 24 karat gold and 925 silver foil. The one-of-a-kind decoration gives the piece visual interest regardless of the angle in which it is viewed. The apple is finished at the top with an applied cobalt blue glass stem and leaf which echoes some of the coloration found in the body of the piece.
The apple is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The piece stands 4.25" tall and is 3.75" across at its widest point. The foot is 1.75" in diameter. The 1lb apple rests flat and is perfectly stable, making it a great paperweight. The artist signature appears on the base and has been executed in diamond point pen. The piece also retains its original foil label from high end Roman retailer Modigliani reading "Modigliani Via Condotti Roma".
This unusual hand made art glass apple displays beautifully and would be a great addition to a collection of Murano glass. A very pretty piece with striking variety and depth of color.
Vintage Franco Moretti Murano Art Glass Apple Paperweight with Modigliani Via Condotti Roma Label