When I saw these pieces I was so happy to have found them as I knew the history of these wonderful pieces very well.
There are great maestros and artist from Murano, some are very well known Seguso, Barbini, Tagliapietra.
Roberto Camozzo is instead one that very few know. He and his partner Elio Raffaelli were the silent right and left arm of Livio Seguso. They become independent after Bisazza took over the company. They continued the style and the massiccio (sculptural) glass tradition from their Livio Seguso experience and worked for many artists.
It was at the turn of the Millennium that Oggetti was appointed by Wyland Galleries and Robert Wyland to make a collection of sculptures in Glass. I recall Roberto Camozzo and Elio Raffaelli making giant humpback whales with calf in the “First Breathe” based on Robert Wyland design.
The artist view, attention to details and anatomy, ability in mastering the casing of colors generated probably the best marine collection in glass.
Sharks were produced in Murano but were mostly diving or jumping dolphins with a shark face. These were on a total different field.
Take a look at the finesse of this piece. The casing sommerso of deep amber with Bluino. How the bluino highlights the fins. A rare piece, see also the other, the tiger shark.
Livio Seguso (Artist)
Height: 12.8 in. (32.5 cm)
Width: 18.9 in. (48 cm)
Depth: 5.71 in. (14.5 cm)
Modern (Of the Period)
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Date of Manufacture
Sliding scratches below the base, rest is immaculate.