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What is the best Murano piece from your collection!?!?
« on: May 10, 2005, 07:51:12 PM »
Hi Everyone!
It has always been intresting to me to know what people collect and how they collect. I am all over the place myself, having many smaller collections within my Murano collection, but I did consider 1 piece to be the one that told me I should collect. That piece is the "Svazzo" bird scultpure by Barbini which is now used in my logo, id, etc. Before seeing that piece I really had no focus, I was collecting overall Blue Glass, and some odd pieces, without really thinking of collecting "Murano," but when I saw that piece I not only needed to have it, but knew it was meant to have it, lol.

It would be great for all of you out there to post that 1 piece or maybe that 1 artist that made you think, ok this is right for me! It was Barbini and his bird for me. How about all of you?
Hope to see some great photos!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005, 08:32:39 PM »
Well, for me I suppose it has to be a paperweight  :roll:

This one I know is definitely from Murano  :shock:   http://tinypic.com/51d6wl

Although if we were 100% sure 'Bernard's tazza' was Murano, I suppose it would have to be that  :D  http://tinypic.com/51d8k3

Look, Max!  Green!  Not Pink!  Green!   :lol:  

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005, 09:49:05 PM »
Hi Leni,
Is that an early paperweight? Do you know the maker?
I just started to collect many of the Fratelli Toso paperweights, going by what is in his book. Nothing as intricate as yours.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005, 09:48:15 AM »
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Is that an early paperweight? Do you know the maker?

Well, a while ago on the Paperweight site we had a discussion about this weight, and Kevin thought it might be "one of the "few" that came from Vetreria", or made "by Ferro & Lazzarini,... but with canes by Moretti".

Apparently lots of glasshouses use/d Moretti canes, so it's difficult to get a precise ID  :roll:

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005, 12:03:11 PM »
This is my favourite piece, it's similar to Campanella I think.  It was disputed that this was Murano actually, perhaps Javier can say for sure one way or the other?   :?   Sorry if you've seen this pic before btw.   :oops:

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 05:23:34 PM »
Boy this was tough. How do you pick a favorite? I have so many and decided to put them in categories. I am going to start off with my favorite murano birds. http://tinypic.com/53oegg  I love the color and also the proud carriage they display.

This has to be my favorite color combination http://tinypic.com/53oe51 this is by Alfredo Barbini. The lable reads "Venetian made by Alfredo Barbini for Weil Ceramics and Glass Murano Italy. A large piece it measures about 11 X 12 inches.

Now this is my favorite Murano Basket http://tinypic.com/53oec4 again the color is fabulous and the controlled bubbles, all lined with gold, it just looks so rich.

A Murano Collection to me should have at least one Fratelli Toso water splash. http://tinypic.com/53oevo I actually have two, but this one really stands out.

As with any collection I think, there is always one piece that you are not sure of. Is it Murano or not? http://tinypic.com/53of2u I love the shape of this and the color and as I said, I am not sure if it is murano, but still a favorite.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 03:31:41 AM »
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Boy this was tough. How do you pick a favorite? I have so many and decided to put them in categories.....


Hi Terry!
I am sure we can expand the topic to have a favorite of each artist, or a favorite example of animals, baskets, vases, etc. I know it is hard to decide on 1 piece that is a "favorite."

Thanks for the pics! Great pieces. I am a Barbini collector so I too love the pieces you posted by him. Maybe you didnt know, but the Blue Basket is also Barbini. I have 3 of them :D Orange, White and Blue.

On the Pink Compote or Tazza, I am not sure if it is Murano.
The foot and stem look mold made, and I really havent seen one before, so maybe someone can help you with it on the Main board.

Oh, the ducks are great too :)
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 11:52:39 AM »
What fun looking at all that beautiful glass!!! I'm just getting started but so far my favorite piece is this decanter. Thanks for asking.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2005, 10:44:56 PM »
this is my best piece, 18" high and weighs a ton , 3 colour sommerso, sorry for the bad photo a bit dark, will take a better one tomorrow



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here we go a better photo

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2005, 07:35:09 AM »
I have to add my wow to Cathy G and to Ray. Now I have something to look for since I do not have a decanter. My hat is off to Svazzo, I admit to using your site to help identify my pieces. Recently I purchased a bowl that could have been AVEM but with your site I discovered it was actually a Dino Martens. Hopefully more will share pictures and we could even have a category called "What were they thinking?" This could cover a multitude of areas including most bizarre, strange colors, and even weight. I have one bowl I purchased with three birds as a set. The bowl weighs in at 9.5 pounds. To me that is a serious pc. of glass. Looking forward to more pics and fun, Terry

 



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