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V. Nason & Co Murano 'Scavo' Glass Dolphin Sculpture

V. Nason & Co Murano \'Scavo\' Glass Dolphin Sculpture
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Product Number: WS07812

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Description

This is a magnificent Venetian sculptural lilac / smoky blue glass dolphin sat on a ball, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy, by V. Nason & C., and still bears the original factory label on the base. Made in very unusual and quite rare Neodymium glass (also known as Alexandrite glass), which changes colour according to different lighting conditions!! The sculpture appears lilac in natural sunlight or yellow artificial light, and smoky blue in fluorescent/white light (see pictures)! This is due to the presence of Neodymium oxide (Nd²O³) in the glass. The piece has also been given the 'Scavo' finish to the surface of the glass.

Size

Measures approx 5.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just a small area to the tail near the ball, where the scavo finish seems to have not been applied properly and is a little more "shiny" than the rest of the dolphin. I have tried to show this in the final picture.

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