Large massiccio sculptured fish made with the incalmo technique. The two sections constituting the incalmo are layered with deep aquamarine sbruffi casing over a cobalt core. Wonderful color combination. The whole sculpture acts as a lens and, when moving around, it looks like the colors are alive.
Base reads and other identifications, references: Signed by the artist. Rated 5 star. The transparency of the glass and lack of cords reconfirm that this is Alberto Donà glass. See my post on the Donà furnace.
Evaluation assessment: Based on the difficulty of execution and uniqueness of product.
Measurements: Height 20 cm, 8″; width 55 cm, 22″.
Weight: 4.2 kilos
Rating: ★★★★http://midmodernist.com/my-rating-system/★ (for rating details click here)
Creator: Alberto Dona (Artist and maker)
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin: Italy, Murano
Date of Manufacture: circa 2000-2009
Materials and Techniques: Massiccio, incalmo, sommerso casing and sbruffi, hand shaped.
Condition: Pristine. No aging signs detected.