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Toucan Murano Style Sculpted Art Glass

This art glass toucan was sculpted in a riot of colors that include red, green, yellow, black and white. The flared wings and 4 inch tall base are clear glass and the eyes are yellow with black pupils. The remainder of the bird is cased in clear glass over the body and beak. It is a beautifully handcrafted art glass piece probably made in Murano, Italy where glass sculpting is a very old art.

Since this piece has no label and is unsigned, we will not say it is definitively Murano. It is an excellent quality, heavy glass sculpture weighing 2 pounds 5 ounces.

The base has a few tiny bubbles and one 1/8 inch long narrow one. There are also two tiny flaws on the edge of the base which cannot be seen unless the toucan is completely turned over—they cannot be felt. This figure stands 7 ¼ inches tall, 7 inches from tail to beak and the bottom of the base is 2 inches across. 

We take our decorating seriously but we are always happy to include some fun.
This witty and elegant Murano style ar…