Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!

Author Topic: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?  (Read 803 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1290
Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« on: June 21, 2007, 11:28:18 PM »
Evening (well it's evening in the US anyway) I picked up this Opalescent Duck today & am a bit puzzled. The bill looks more like a  Whitefriars product rather than Murano, but I'm a bit in the dark as to how to tell the differences. I know it looks blue & it is slightly blue, but it's Opalescent all the way & it reacts like crazy to black light exposure. It has decent size at 8 1/2" heigth & 6 1/2" length. Any assistance is most appreciated. Thanks, Ken

http://www.glasstreasurechest.com/catalog/images/opalescentduck.jpg


Offline Della

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1249
  • Gender: Female
  • happy, happy, happy....... ;-)
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 11:33:28 PM »

Hi Ken,
To the best of my knowledge, he is definitely not a Whitefriars duck.
This is a great site to visit to find out more about WF ducks: http://hometown.aol.co.uk/jillwainman/index.html

 :D
Enjoying being in the Midlands.......some people are just amazing....
xx


Offline Tigerchips

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1618
  • Gender: Male
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 11:48:56 PM »
Looks like Murano or maybe even Czech?


Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1290
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 03:57:39 AM »
Thanks Deltab & Tigerchips. I started looking at Murano Ducks & the triple tail is a Murano trait. I found a couple of early 50's Seguso Opalescent pieces that although not Ducks were a perfect match for color. I appreciate the help. Ken


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 10897
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 11:58:27 AM »
Very nice one! BTW, they're his wings and his tail  ;D


Offline Cathy B

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 2767
  • Gender: Female
    • The Crown Crystal Glass Company of Australia
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 12:14:13 AM »
Hi Ken,
Would you like a moderator to move this to the Murano forum? You might get more information there.


Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1290
Re: Opalescent Large Duck, Murano or Whitefriars?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007, 03:35:09 AM »
Hi Cathy. I didn't want to trouble you so I moved it over, but thanks for your suggestion & assistance. Ken


 

This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand