Maybe a few finger prints on it from taking pictures. I will gently clean it for the new owner!
The detail is so breath taking on this piece. I really love the ocean floor view with the sea anemones. They look like they change size when you view the piece from different angles and distances. Now you really will understand the difference between low-end and high-end art glass if you are the winner.This is as good as it gets. Satava is an extremely talented artist!!! Also, not that many of these pieces exist compared to the somewhat taller and elongated Jelly's. This is such a better piece than most of those. Those don't have an ocean floor with other sea creatures except for maybe the most expensive of them. The Jellyfish itself is very delicate and graceful looking. I always preferred the Moon Jellyfish over others because it is translucent in the most beautiful deep sea life looking bluish silver color! The size of this paperweight or sculpture is over 4 in diameter. The best I could measure is 4-1/4" tall and 4-1/2" wide.
It seems like it should be so much larger because it looks so large in person. I have many paperweights and I have a 4 Glass Eye Paperweight called Wormhole that is not even close to this size in appearance. The larger a round piece is, then the greater the difference even a 1/4" or 1/2" can make in it's appearance because even small changes to the diameter make a huge difference to the circumference! It is very heavy at about 4-1/2 pounds!!! I was thrilled when I opened the box and beheld this amazing work of art!!!
I have never seen one in person before (only pictures). It was much better than I could have ever hoped for.
I seemed to have lost the registration card, but I'm sure the Satava studio could make another one from the information they have in their database since the registration number is marked on the base of the piece near his signature. I don't understand the necessity for it anyway. I'm not aware of any other studio, high-end or otherwise that does it. Use the zoom feature to view all the pictures.
God Bless and Merry Christmas!!! I describe any and all issues that I'm aware of. "As is" always raises a red flag for me because it really means there is probably something wrong with the item that may not be disclosed. The term is widely misused today.
You can never ask too many questions or the wrong ones. I have a lot of good stuff to sell. THE "FINE PRINT": I start most of my auctions at a low or reasonable starting price. However, I do consider myself a reasonable person and will consider all requests.My pictures are quite good and if the color is off I will mention it. I also describe the smallest problems that I notice such as scratches, haze/stain (common in vintage glass), wear, cracks, chips, repairs, or defects of any kind, etc. I will accept a return for significant issues I didn't notice and/or disclose that are valid issues (something that's not part of the design or manufacturing process). Please feel free to ask any questions or if you want more pictures.
The pictures are part of my description so please look at them. Item not received, or not as described, etc. So far this has not been necessary because all of my buyers have been satisfied buyers.
We will pack your item(s) with the utmost care. I know how fragile they are and have been "broken hearted" one too many times when receiving a rare or "one-of-a-kind" item only to open a box full of broken pieces or glass shards.
It can be enough to make a grown man cry! It can ruin your week, month, year, hopefully not your life though, which is far more precious than any materialistic item. I have many more items to list, so stay tuned. The item "SATAVA SIDESWIMMER MOON JELLYFISH MAGNUM PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED ART GLASS SCULPTURE" is in sale since Friday, December 09, 2016.
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