Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (667) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 111578434216 Condition: Exceptional size, as new., Material: Glass, Details: An original Giuseppe Barovier murrina, going on with a subject developed by Ulderico Moretti in the half of the 20's: the symbol of Murano, the rooster. To represent Murano with a rooster was an act to protest against the decision to put Murano, that was an independent town hall with its own major, under the authorithy of Venezia in 1923.There are some kinds of rooster, made by famous glass makers as Moretti and Barovier; the rooster could have a snake in its bill, or a fox on its back, or both of them. These symbol have a meaning: the rooster is the alertness, the snake is the astuteness, the fox, the sharpness. This is one the of the four roosters created by Barovier family: it is unconditionally the most beautiful for the pictorical quality of the composition. It presents some small holes, due to air bubbles included in the glass. It is normal, considering the size of the slice.Please have a look to the pictures that have been taken perpendicularly to the plane to show the holes. This slice is polished just on one side: too many risks to break it during the polishing operation. See G. Sarpellon, "Miniature di vetro", Arsenale editrice, Venezia 1990, page 175, picture 1075. Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk.