I am offering this listing and 2 others of a custom photo reproduction by Nell Riba (the wife of artist Paul Riba) of an original painting by Paul Riba. Signed by the artist. If you do not know who Paul Riba was, because he died in 1977 then you should go to his website "www.paulriba.com" and learn about this famous artist. His art is best described as "Magic Realism". This piece signed by both Paul & his wife is numbered 10/500 and is beautifully framed and matted...
A fine example of the beautiful items that are made by these great craftsmen from the area of Murano Italy. This cone shaped paperweight has shades of blue and white strands and also what appears to be gold flecks. This was a process used in their earlier pieces. I am not sure of the age of this paperweight but I believe it is not more than 20 years old. It still retains the original sticker measures 3-5/8" tall and is in mint condition...
Offering this rare Fenton Daisy & Fern Cranberry Tumbler/Water Glass. It measures 3.75" and is free from any damage. Condition is excellent and the coloring is bright & vivid. See all the many other great listings I have for your consideration.
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Offering this very attractive crystal paperweight produced by the Tyrone Crystal Co. of Ireland. They have been in business since the early 1700's. This paperweight was issued to a participant in the 17th Delray Dunes Pro Am Golf Tournament in 1986. The paperweight has been made with 5 bubbles in the glass. Still retains original sticker. There is a small flea bite near the back that is not noticeable from the front. Measures 2.75" tall x 2.25" across...
Offering this large heavy paperweight. When I look at this shape it reminds me how a cone of ice cream looks when it is swirled out of an ice cream machine. It is all clear except for a multitude of very small bubbles in the crystal. Measures 3.5" tall x 4.5" across. Condition is excellent. See all the many other great listings I have for your consideration and check out my testimonials of what past customers have said about me.
I believe the name of this picture is called Spring. It is in a frame that is obviously over 50 years old. Signed in the bottom right "Fritz Muller" a listed artist. Nice picture of a dirt country road with trees in blossom. Framed with matting and glass covering it measures 9 inches by 11 1/2 inches and with the frame 13 by 16 inches. It is in excellent condition but the matting has yellowed with age. My photo is showing some glare around the matting areas.
Very beautiful small older Murano candy/nut or anything bowl. Type of bowl that was made in the 1950's or 60's as it has silver flakes in the glass. Heavy crimped edge in a red on the inside with a clear bottom side. It measures 2.5 inches high by 5.25 inches across and is in excellent condition. Shipping weight would be 3 pounds. See all my many other great list of collectibles and vintage items.
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For your consideration I am offering this Fenton Art Glass vase. It is from their Rose Crest line, which features a pale pink ruffle edge (transparent) on an opaque white body. While the piece is not marked, it can be identified by its distinctive design and coloring. The Rose Crest line was issued only for a very short time in the 1940's. Piece measures 8" high and 5-1/2" across at the top. It is without chips, cracks, crazing, or surface wear. Condition excellent...
Murano art glass frog. Glass is clear with green waves in the body. It has red dots in the eyes. Not an old piece but a quality piece as all Murano glass is. It measures 5 inches across by 3 1/4 inches high and is in perfect condition.
This hand made blown glass bud vase is a work of art. The inside of the vase is a shade of pink (glare from camera flash does not let the true pink show), while the outside is in the color orange. There is a continuous ring of clear glass with an attractive design around the bottom section and the rim has a very well done crimping. All in all a very beautiful example of modern art glass. Measures 9" tall and is in mint condition. See all my many other great listings.
Offering this multi-colored Murano Swan from about the 1980's from the Venetian Isle of Murano. They are experts in this art glass. This piece is in pristine condition. it measures 6.5" tall by 5.5" across. See all the many other great listings I have for your consideration and check out my testimonials of what past customers have said about me.
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From the famous glass makers of Italy comes this small Murano Swan. The wings and the beak are clear with the rest in a light purple color. It has the original gold sticker still in place on the bottom with most of the lettering still readable. What can be read reads "Alviati & Co. Venice Made in Italy". The sticker dates the piece to about the 1970's. It measures 5 1/2 inches high by 4 1/2 inches across and except for a flea bite at the base it is in excellent condition...