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Author Topic: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info  (Read 13537 times)

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Offline Jurgen

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Re: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2010, 12:29:13 PM »
Hello Venice 1...............I was thinking of how nice it would be if you could give us the name of the glass house you worked for all those years and possibly sharing some details of the company with us!? And I would tuely be interested in knowing where you fit in! Many thanks for sharing your inside information on J.I.Co. I am looking forward to seeing anything else of the J.I.Co. relationship that you might provide for us. Again, many, many thanks..................................Jerry

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Re: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2010, 06:44:33 PM »
Venice1:

Many thanks for that information. Mr. Blanco's daughter said that he lived in New York with a partner who supervised the factory.  Was that your impression? I don't know if you've had a chance to looks at the JI glass on this site: http://gallery.blancoglass.com/main.php  Were all those pieces made at the one factory, including paperweights? I agree with Jurgen it would be wonderful if you could give us more detail about the factory.

Thanks again,

David
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Re: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2010, 01:42:28 AM »
Hi,
My position in the factory was supervisor of all exported merchandise. The owner of the factory started exporting with the J.I. Co. in the mid 1950's until the mid 1970's. The pieces that are on the blanco.glass.com/main.php were designed and fabricated by owner of the glass factory in Murano including the paperweights. The original factory is no longer in existance but the beautiful pieces that were fabricated there live on all over the world.

Mr. Blanco owned the export company that exported the glass from this factory  to the U.S., he was not the owner of the glass factory.


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Re: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2010, 02:32:47 PM »
Interesting information, thank you! We'd love to hear more. What was your boss's name, and what can you tell us about the factory?

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Re: J.I. Co label in Murano101 - new info
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2015, 04:32:36 AM »
My name is Bobby Blanco. I am Sylvia hamowy's brother and the son of Jack Blanco. My dad was the owner and sole designer for Jordan's importing company. Dad's nickname was Jordan. The factory was in Milan, Italy. Ive been to the factory and I was amazed of the artistic talent of the hand blower's. Most of their products wer under $3. Today those similar items sell fir upwards of $50-$100.
The union took over the factory in the early 70's and subsequently put J.I.C. Out of business.
I am the brother of Sylvia HAMOWY and the son of Jack a Blanco.
My dad was the owner and designer of Jordan's importing company. The factory was in Milan. The company was the largest Venetian glass importer in the USA. In the early 70's, a union took the factory over. Prices went up by tenfold and put them out of business. I've been to the factory in Milan and I was amazed at the artistic talent of the hand blower's.

 

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