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Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2005, 08:20:31 AM »
:shock:  :P  :shock:  :P  :shock:  :P To both Cathy's and Ray's decanters!!! I've never seen anything like these - if I had I'd have bought them.
I have very little in the way of Murano. Just my pink dragon facon-de-venise bonbon dish (cracked badly) an ashtray in the same style as Max's vase and a set of facon-de-venise (finger?) bowls. I'll post a picture of the bowls later, but here's the bonbon dish.

http://tinypic.com/55qx60

Does facon-de-venise count as Murano?

TTFN, Sue.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2005, 04:41:04 PM »
Javier?   :?   Rays decanter stopper is the shape I'm familiar with for these Poli-esque decanters - is Cathy's decanter stopper unusual?  At first I thought hers might have been ground down, but it looks perfect and untouched.   Or does the shorter stopper denote a different identity?  I'd love to know!   :D

Sue:  Love your dishy-dragon - I've seen him before on here and think he's very delicious!   :D  :D
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2005, 08:26:34 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words, It's great to see everyone's favorite pieces.

Max...if you have the book Italian Glass Century 20 look on page 118. A similar decanter with the same stopper as mine is featured there. It's because of that book I knew what the decanter was. I don't have much of a collection, but here is a couple of pictures of what I do have. Of course the striped vase is unidentified for now but I strongly feel it's Italian

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/glass47/italian004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/glass47/AllItalian.jpg
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2005, 11:09:37 PM »
Geez.....I'm sorry I seem to always do this (getting old I guess) the  sticker says Venetian Art Glass

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/glass47/sticker.jpg
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2005, 11:32:13 PM »
Here's the photo of my 2 favorite decanters....



The large White and Orange one has gold flecks throughout the entire body and stopper and measures 25 1/2" tall  :D
But even though the Blue one is smaller, I've decided its my favorite.
I collect the color and its just an excellent shape.

The taller one I am not sure about, but the Blue one is pictured in the Fratelli Toso book, so its well documented.

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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2005, 01:13:17 PM »
http://tinypic.com/5bblev

My favourite piece of Murano - not that I have many, is this green tricorn bowl.  It's quite modest compared to everyone elses, but I like it.  It sits on my bedroom window ledge along with other green pieces (a mixture of Scandinavian and Italian) and looks cool when the sunlight streams through.  It reminds me of a big glob of suspended liquid - lime jelly springs to mind! (pass the custard!)  I think it's by Flavio Poli (according to ones seen on eBay)  but not too sure, so would happy to be corrected.   It still has the remains of its original gold label sticker on the base.  
Just love looking at everyones' glass.
Enviously yours,
Anne.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2005, 12:23:33 PM »
:D  :D Hello, I've finally got my act together to photograph my facon-de-venise finger bowls. I don't know anything about them, I just liked them. I thought I could use them for floating candles, until I discovered that we don't actually like candles, they're smelly! These bowls are all different and are different colours, something to do with the thickness of the amber glass used in the clear. They're very fine, and don't appear to be cased, but they must be. In some of them, there is a completely clear bit on the base and in others there is a "lump" of amber. The feet are turned in from the original bubble of glass, they're made from one bit only. In one of them, there is a small gap between the foot and the bowl, which I discovered when the foot filled up with water :oops: ! They do not go green with a little UV light, but in daylight do seem to have a greeny-yellow glow - well the paler ones do anyway. This actually shows up quite well in the pictures. They have broken pontil marks. Any information about these (or my pink dragon bon-bon dish) would be gratefully recieved. I'd love to know even a ball-park figure for their age.
Here they are!

http://tinypic.com/5bwl5x
http://tinypic.com/5bwl8x
http://tinypic.com/5bwld4
http://tinypic.com/5bwlfm
http://tinypic.com/5bwlkg

Cheers, Sue.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2005, 10:18:12 AM »
I think my Murano wine glasses with the gold aventurine in the stems http://tinypic.com/5cgmz5 go really well with the Baroque, but we tend to use the Waterford 'Seahorse' glasses all the time now  :roll:  :D (except they're packed away while the dining room is awaiting redecoration, so we are currently drinking everything out of the 'kitchen' wine glasses - utilitarian son would approve!  :lol: )  

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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2005, 07:22:24 PM »
Max's Campanella
Max I have seen these online with stickers saying Mandruzzato..... a company not listed in Murano Magic but I think your shape is shown on their website here tp://www.mandruzzato.ve.it/ProdPerFoto_Eng.asp?IDFoto=1&Cat=50
but I can't check at the moment as your message is too far back for me to access.

Cathy G's decanter
I have seen this one attributed to Cenedese in fact it's in Pina's Century 20.

Terry
Your ducks look similar in style (well duck attitude) to one on Javier's site here http://www.trocadero.com/svazzo/items/415366/item415366store.html#item

Javier
The Barbini which captured your heart is the one shown on your website masthead ? Could we see a pic of the whole piece ? It appears to be only a neck and head showing there. Thanks

I'm still trying to decide on my favorite Murano piece .... I'll take some pics soon
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2005, 06:20:00 PM »
Hi Terry,
On your ducks, I just bought 1 in the same color with a "Hand Made Venetian - J.I. Co. - Made In Italy" label. Now that I can handle it and see it in detail I would say it is closer to a Fratelli Toso piece in the design, than Seguso.

I do have to post a full pic of the "Svazzo" duck by Barbini. Will get that in here by tomorrow hopefully.

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