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Offline beckslayer

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polar bear
« on: May 09, 2007, 08:11:32 PM »
Im not an expert on murano my collection is whitefriars

However i have had this bear for quiet sometime hes huge over 10" and very very heavy. unfortunately my hubbys making me get rid of some of my collection of glass and hes had to go on ebay :-\

i havent seen anything like him especially the size

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Re: polar bear
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 09:40:53 PM »
At the risk of offending quite a few cat lovers, and probably one or two polar bear fanciers, I have feeling that your polar bear is actually meant to be a cat! ;D

But since I have neither a cat or a polar bear in my menagerie at present, I could be wrong! ;)
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Re: polar bear
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 06:42:16 AM »
Tony has one but we didn't get very far with him either. See here

Is the bottom shiny or matt?

Adam I think you're better at signatures  :-*

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Re: polar bear
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 08:38:54 AM »
Hmm :-\ ....I printed the picture and also Tony's picture. Showed it to four people in my studio. The first guessed "cat" and the other three (independently) said "giraffe" and when they realised this was not perhaps the expected answer, ventured cat. When informed collectively that it was supposed to be a polar bear, they all fell about laughing.

So maybe we should have a poll?

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Re: polar bear
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 09:14:07 AM »
I have seen several shapes in this white inner glass, and all were classed as Polar Bear on eBay... one actually looks like it and its pointed head is forward. not high like this.
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Re: polar bear
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 12:13:07 PM »
its shiny polished base

everyone i asked said polar bear lol

must be a regional thing pmsl

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Re: polar bear
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 03:41:12 PM »
Shiny might rule out China but...

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Re: polar bear
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007, 04:03:31 PM »
I picked up another one not long after...

Ahem
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As you can see, one is bigger than the other. One's 24cm and the other 27cm high. One base less matte than the other.  ???

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