Here is a beautiful Venetian glass tortoise sculpture, made on the island of Murano
, near Venice, Italy. Made by the famous Cenedese
glassworks, and signed to base "Gino Cenedese, Murano"
. In a stunning combination of clear glass filled with gold leaf inclusons, and a wonderful controlled bubble Bullicante
Measures approx 2.75 inches tall by 7 inches in diameter at widest point.
Excellent condition, no chips or cracks other than a small faint patch of frosting to the side of the tail, which could be the indication of a really tiny chip being ground out (there doesn't seem to be anything missing), or could simply be a manufacturing flaw. Shown in final picture.