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Offline PAUL H

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Murano Pelican?
« on: March 12, 2007, 09:13:04 PM »
Hi can anyone identify this piece it looks like Murano, it came from a UK charity shop for £8
is it a designer piece or just tat... It stands 10.5" high and is very heavy. any info would be great.
I may put it on ebay. thanks Paul
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 12:33:56 PM »
It looks fairly Chinese to my untutored eye, but would you like this post moved to the Murano board?


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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 04:06:05 PM »
Yes please. Paul
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 08:17:05 PM »
This is a very new piece, mass produced.
Sorry to say, but you can find them on Ebay everyday.
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 09:01:30 AM »
Hi .. thanks for your info.. a few things concern me about the piece, I go to dozens of antique and collector fairs every year l have never seen one of these before. I have had the piece since early January and have searched ebay every week using murano pelican in search box and have never come across the same piece as this.. could you post me a web address where I can find one please. Paul
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 10:19:42 AM »
I would say it was Chinese rather than Murano. There is also a Chinese cat that has swallowed a goldfish that looks very similar

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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 11:19:49 AM »
I had that cat!  It got broken in the post sadly, despite being wrapped in enough bubble wrap to enclose Tuthanhkamun...definitely Chinese, and must have had a flaw in the side of its head too, to shear off the way it did.

got a picture of it somewhere, I'll pop it here when I find it.


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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 10:56:00 PM »
Here's 1, although a little different, still new and mass produced.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Unique-Pelican-w-Fish-Paperweight-Figurine-Murano_W0QQitemZ150101936401QQcategoryZ20QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have an actual vintage piece that I will post so you can see the difference.
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2007, 09:50:36 AM »
Here's 1, although a little different, still new and mass produced.

Do I take it that you are saying these are mass produced in Murano, Javier?  It's just that everyone seems to think "mass produced = Chinese" ::) 
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Re: Murano Pelican?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007, 01:23:27 PM »
I had that cat!  It got broken in the post sadly, despite being wrapped in enough bubble wrap to enclose Tuthanhkamun...definitely Chinese, and must have had a flaw in the side of its head too, to shear off the way it did.

got a picture of it somewhere, I'll pop it here when I find it.



Here it is!

http://clarkagency.co.uk/CAT%20WITH%20FISH.jpg

 

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