This stunning work of handblown work of Murano art glass design is by Vincenzo Nason's art glass studio V. Nason & Co. This piece brings with it beauty created by the exquisite execution of the Sfumato art glass technique.
Sfumato in art glass is curiously named as in the world of painting, Sfumato translates as 'soft, vague and blurred', blending the edges between colours so that there is a soft transition.
In art glass, and particularly in this piece, the edges are anything but vague. The core colour of this sculpture is a rich, deep Jet black and overlaid onto the core is a series of gradually rounding and overlapping White scales. Where each white scale is teased across the black, it is semi-translucent and creates the Grey tone. Each scale ends in a White tip and edged in a flourishing of minute bubbles. The end result is a spectacular presentation of the Sfumato technique that is finished with a clear glass Sommerso casing and the careful shaping of the fish body.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is very light use wear on the underside of the sculpture that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The sculpture is labelled with V.Nason's factory label.
Height: c. 4.7" / 12 cm (base to tail) x c. 6.5" / 16.5 cm length (across widest point) x depth: c. 1.7" / 4.3 cm. Base: c. 1.3" / 3.2 cm x c. 2" / 5cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 450 g.
Sculpture will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
V Nason & co was first established bu Vincenzo Nason as "Vincenzo Nason & Cie" (VNC) on the island of Murano, Venice, Italy in 1967. Nason previously worked at Venini for a number of years, mastering his skills in Murano art glass. The name was changed to V. Nason & Co towards the late 80s. The company is believed to have closed sometime around 2001.
V Nason & Co are known for their 'Avventurina' range, black glass filled with copper Aventurine inclusions as well as their creations of sculptures of animals and opaline glass.