This is a unique piece of Murano Glass. Murano glass was made in Italy, and I would date this piece at 1950's to 1960's. I have searched by books and on-line and I cannot find another piece even similar to this one. This one is in the shape of a duck or maybe a goose. It stands 4-7/8" tall and is about 4.25" front to back. The body is unique in that it starts out yellow and fades to white at the bottom. His legs are formed from the body with pink webbed feet attached. His beak and thing under the chin are pink, eyes and top knot are bright orange. The body is hollow with the back of the opening formed like an ashtray, to hold the cigarettes. There is a ground pontil mark on the bottom. No signature.
It is in excellent condition, NO CHIPS, CRACKS, STAINS OR REPAIRS.
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