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19th C. Salviati Venetian Art Glass Dragon Candelabrum

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: Italian: Venetian: Pre 1900: item # 1059720

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Estate Liquidations and Consignments
South Central United States
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405-684-9922


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19th C. Salviati Venetian Art Glass Dragon Candelabrum
This is a rare and stunning piece of Salviati Venetian Glass, from 1890 to 1900...winged dragons, opalescent column, luminous (though does not fluoresce) chartreuse (a color rarely seen in surviving pieces), rolled-edge foot, and generous included gold everywhere. The top has at some point been lost or broken--it was either a candelabrum (probably removable) or tazza, and we observe that the professional who repaired it did an excellent job of salvaging the beauty of this piece. The top-knot, or crowns of the dragons appear to have been broken off and smoothed down, and the forehead of one being slanted indicates that possibly a chipped spot was repaired. The Dragon tongues are deep translucent pink, and the eyes are yellow with black centers. 7" high, 4.75" dragon-to-dragon, and 4.75" diameter foot.

We offer this for documentation as an historic, quite lovely, one-of-a-kind, documented piece of Rare 19th Century Salviati Venetian glass. Provenance is simple as this piece remained within the family of the original owners from the time of manufacture in the late 19th Century, until purchased by our company, in 2004. This was part of a large collection owned and cared for by the family of one of Oklahoma's First Territorial Congressmen (that's before Oklahoma became a state and was still a young territory!). The home where these pieces resided, in Oklahoma City's historical residential district, "Heritage Hills," was built, owned, and lived in by the same family until its recent sale. A Tulsa family now owns the bulk of the collection (about 75 pieces, brokered by Barclay Galleries), and they have plans to leave it to a museum. We hope you've enjoyed reading about this beautiful piece, and invite you to use our search feature for other Venetian glass.



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