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Offline Nancy128

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Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« on: March 09, 2007, 03:10:45 PM »
Hi everyone!  I'm posting this fish for a friend of mine who would like to know whether this is Murano or Bohemian.  Can anyone help?  TIA

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5530
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5529
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5528

The concave pontil is polished if that helps.......... ::)


Offline Andy

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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 04:47:58 PM »
Nancy,
my guess is Murano, Italian , I havent seem similar, but its really really nice,
and i am sure it would glow brightly under UV light!
Andy :D

May be worth posting on the Murano board :-\
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Offline Nancy128

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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 06:19:37 PM »
Thanks Andy, it does glow up VERY brightly!! 


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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 07:53:43 PM »
Nancy,
im not a great fan of Animals and Fish, i dont know why,
but this one i would buy and keep, i think its great! its got a happy expression ;D
and i hope someone can give you more useful advice, i would think its
a good maker, but may be anywhere(in my opinion) from 1900-1960 :-\
Good luck with it ;)
Andy
 
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Offline Leni

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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2007, 10:27:42 AM »
Wouldn't it be an idea to move this to the Murano board, where someone may be able to give more info on maker and date?
Leni


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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2007, 12:40:53 PM »
Thanks Frank for moving it to the Murano Board!!  Thanks Leni for suggesting it!! :D


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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 08:52:03 PM »
Nancy,
i found this and remembered your lovely fish :D

http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib4aa.htm

Salviati circa 1900s. Looks pretty similar ;)

Good luck
Andy
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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 09:35:04 PM »
Thanks ever so much, Andy.   :)


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Re: Got a Glass Fish that Needs to be Identified
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007, 11:17:25 PM »
Hi guys,
for sure it was made in a "Salviati" spirit, but it was made later and by a not high level master glassmaker. The shape is pretty strage for a fish to be sold alone. In general the fish is a very common subject, but not with this shape (expecially the body). I suspect it was made to be glued on a stem. Or may be a kind of exercise before to work on Salviati style reproductions.
Just an opinion...

Sincerely

Alex

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