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Glass Art by Anthony Biancaniello

By: Pearl - Published: May 16, 2008 • References: guild and luxist
Other than a bowl of real, healthy fruit to eat, the fake fruit bowl as a decor item is so tacky most people would not contemplate having it in their homes. Even the better attempts at realism still fall far short of any artistic expectations. Until Anthony Biancaniello's Art Glass Fruit, that is. The simple lines and gorgeous colour treatments of his fruit sets make his work worthy of art galleries and discerning homes. As the artisan says himself, "It's more than just a simple piece of glass on a shelf."

It is not just the simplicity of the individual pieces but the groupings which makes these outstanding designs. The glass is hand-blown and left either transparent or coated with gold leaf for an opaque look. Prices range from as low as $150 to $1,150.