J-shaped Bird

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Object Name: 
J-shaped Bird
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 30.9 cm, W: 5.4, L (max): 14.3 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Blue-green glass with red and blue inclusions; blown, applied millefiori, soldered wire. J-shaped; stylized tubular body of transparent blue-green cased in colorless glass formed into a "J" curve, one end flattened and pulled horizontally at one point to create suggestion of a beak and the other end crimped to form a tail; lower half of body is decorated with three separated bands of alternating red and blue circular inclusions; two slices of black, white, orange and yellow millefiori are applied to two indentations on opposite sides near flattened top to create eyes; base with irregular opening approximately 1/4 way from tail end and next to two adjoining colorless prunts with ground ends; each prunt has been inserted with a copper cylinder which is, in turn, inserted with copper wire feet soldered to form flat, connecting wire feet.
Perrin-Royere-Lajeunesse, Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 172  (top, left); BIB# 32200
1950 Tableaux... (1984-12-16) lot #168; BIB# 5924