LICIO ZANETTI ITALIAN MURANO GLASS JUMPING DOLPHIN Golden Arc Sculpture Statue, signed Licio Zanetti on the black glass base next to factory sticker, raised by an hammered gilded metal semi-circle stand this monumental jumping dolphin is an impressive purple and pinkish white to clear art glass, has impressive color and superb modern lines and would make a fabulous gift or addition to any fine household or collection.
- SIZE: 23 In. Height x 23 In. Width.
- WEIGHT: 17 Pounds.
- CONDITION: Excellent, no chips, knicks, breaks, repairs or restorations.
The Zanetti Vetreria Artistica was founded in 1956 by the glassmaster Oscar Zanetti and his son Licio. The furnace quickly distinguished itself for the artistic quality of master Licio Zanetti’s glass sculptures, and soon took its place among the most prestigious companies on Murano. In 1989 master Licio Zanetti stepped down in favor of his son Oscar (named after his grandfather), who had been working by his side since his youth. From his father he inherited his artistic talent, which he learned to express through the ancient glass techniques of Murano as well as through new techniques invented in the furnace itself. His predilection for naturalistic subjects is reflected in a lively collection inspired by the flora and fauna of his beloved Venetian Lagoon : blown or massive glass objects, all executed rigorously by hand, in the best tradition of the great masters of Murano.