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Vintage Murano Glass Hand Blown Sommerso Amber and Brown Glass Bird Sculpture / Egret, Hoopoe, Heron Art Sculpture Made in Italy UCAG Co

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Vintage Murano Glass Hand Blown Sommerso Amber and Brown Glass Bird Sculpture / Egret, Hoopoe, Heron Art Sculpture Made in Italy UCAG Co


The origins of glassmaking in Venice go back to the times of the Roman Empire. One of the earliest furnaces for glass on a Venetian island was discovered by archaeologists in 1960.

A law passed in 1291 laid the ground work for the establishment of Murano as a premier glass-manufacturing center. This law required that all furnaces used for glassmaking be moved to Murano to avoid the risk of fire from the furnaces spreading through the mainly wooden structures of overpopulated Venice. However, many historians agree that the true motive for this law was to isolate the glass craftsmen to a location where they wouldn’t be able to disclose their trade secrets. A subsequent law passed in 1295 forbidding the glassmakers from leaving the city confirms this theory.

By being confined to a specific geographical location and passing trade secrets only through the family for generations, the end result today is simply gorgeous pieces of art to accent your life. This wonderful bird is a testament to that!

Sommerso (lit. "submerged" in Italian), or "sunken glasses", is a form of artistic Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colors (typically two), which are formed by dipping a gather of colored glass into another molten glass and then blowing the gather into the desired shape; a popular technique for vases and sculptures.

A lovely piece to grace for a prized location, this graceful bird sculpture will be a treasured heirloom for generations! Imported sometime between 1945 and 1958 by UCAG CO. (United China and Glass Company) and made in Italy the artistic expertise of Murano glass making was made available without the cumbersome travel of the period. This beautiful piece stand 10” tall x 3-1/4” across the widest part of the base.

The items of note are a small flat sliver is missing (or possibly a production error - not sharp) from the tail and each side of the base has a thin scrape line – all of which are only noticeable when pointed out. For being between 59 and 72 years old it is an amazing piece!

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful piece will be a lovely addition to your Murano or art deco glassware collection !!

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net
Vintage Murano Glass Hand Blown Sommerso Amber and Brown Glass Bird Sculpture / Egret, Hoopoe, Heron Art Sculpture Made in Italy UCAG Co


The origins of glassmaking in Venice go back to the times of the Roman Empire. One of the earliest furnaces for glass on a Venetian island was discovered by archaeologists in 1960.

A law passed in 1291 laid the ground work for the establishment of Murano as a premier glass-manufacturing center. This law required that all furnaces used for glassmaking be moved to Murano to avoid the risk of fire from the furnaces spreading through the mainly wooden structures of overpopulated Venice. However, many historians agree that the true motive for this law was to isolate the glass craftsmen to a location where they wouldn’t be able to disclose their trade secrets. A subsequent law passed in 1295 forbidding the glassmakers from leaving the city confirms this theory.

By being confined to a specific geographical location and passing trade secrets only through the family for generations, the end result today is simply gorgeous pieces of art to accent your life. This wonderful bird is a testament to that!

Sommerso (lit. "submerged" in Italian), or "sunken glasses", is a form of artistic Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colors (typically two), which are formed by dipping a gather of colored glass into another molten glass and then blowing the gather into the desired shape; a popular technique for vases and sculptures.

A lovely piece to grace for a prized location, this graceful bird sculpture will be a treasured heirloom for generations! Imported sometime between 1945 and 1958 by UCAG CO. (United China and Glass Company) and made in Italy the artistic expertise of Murano glass making was made available without the cumbersome travel of the period. This beautiful piece stand 10” tall x 3-1/4” across the widest part of the base.

The items of note are a small flat sliver is missing (or possibly a production error - not sharp) from the tail and each side of the base has a thin scrape line – all of which are only noticeable when pointed out. For being between 59 and 72 years old it is an amazing piece!

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful piece will be a lovely addition to your Murano or art deco glassware collection !!

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net

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Shipping: Shipping/handling rates are calculated with the USPS shipping calculator from our location to your location. The majority of our shipments are packaged with new boxes. Parcels will normally be shipped next business day after receiving payment. I take pride in taking the utmost in care in packaging your purchase to ensure safe delivery of your package. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Combined Shipping: I can combine shipping and reduce fixed shipping/handling costs on additional purchases as long as there is no risk to ensure safe delivery

International Shipping: Please contact us for international shipping rate if not shown in the Shipping Calculator.

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up; do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit us to do so.

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Vintage Murano Glass Hand Blown Sommerso Amber and Brown Glass Bird Sculpture / Egret, Hoopoe, Heron Art Sculpture Made in Italy UCAG Co

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Glass, Murano Glass
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