D and I chanced upon this beautiful pair of seppie when visiting Pauly & C.’s administrative office on the island of Murano. It was the first rose-colored acquario we had ever seen from Barbini, so we were initially unsure how it would look next to our collection.
Luisa who was our lovely host knew us better. “Let’s try this angle”, she took the heavy glass block and placed it on the window ledge overlooking the waterway. Under the bright afternoon sun, the seppie suddenly came alive with shimmering rainbow hues.
Up to today I could still vividly remember that moment in time when I was mesmerized by the unexpected change.
Right side view
Left side view
Front view (close-up)
Information on this piece.
Artist: Alfredo Barbini
Series: Acquario / Aquarium
Dimension: 21.1 x 24.9 x 8.8 (cm)
Signed ‘A. Barbini Murano’ (left side)
Photo-certificate of authenticity from Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Italy)