This very pretty small vase is Italian made on Murano. The globe based vase is made of pink and white latticino canes that have been pulled up into a short neck with a flared top.. The vase has a shield shaped turquoise sticker printed "Murano" and "Made in Italy" in gilt, with a white rectangle and a gilt cockerel with a serpent in its beak and a small fox on its back. It is not signed.
Weight: 2.5ozs - 71gms
Height: 3.35ins - 8.5cms
Diameter: 2.68ins - 6.8cms
Murano comprises a cluster of small islands, connected by bridges and is about a mile across the water from Venice and was already inhabited in Roman times. Murano was independent until 1924. It boasts a coat-of-arms which is a cock with a snake in its beak and a fox on its back, symbolizing surveillance, shrewdness and prudence.
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