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Author Topic: lions and tigers and barbini  (Read 803 times)

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lions and tigers and barbini
« on: August 29, 2007, 09:08:36 PM »
hi all,

i have a question about a barbini bowl (has label) and a lighter that matches in color and technique but looks more like seguso to me. i could be waaay off, though, so any opinions would be very helpful :)

the second photo is of an opalescent bowl with deep purple rim, again i suspect seguso... maybe toso? i really don't know lol but would like to very much.

thanks in advance,

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Re: lions and tigers and barbini
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 06:06:44 PM »
hi again,

i'm pretty sure that the ashtray and lighter in the first photo match so no more help needed there but the bowl in the second photo still has me flummoxed. i've not seen opalino glass with gold dust before? does anyone know what company might have done this?

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Re: lions and tigers and barbini
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 09:09:32 PM »
Hi Bidda.  :)  I'm no Murano expert, but that looks like white glass with gold inclusions added and then cased in clear.  It looks a pretty sophisticated technique and I wish I could ID it for you. Hopefully someone will be able to help.  :)

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Re: lions and tigers and barbini
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 09:32:20 PM »
Max,

that's the fault of my picture, sorry. it's actually translucent glass (opalino). i'll try to attach more pictures that show this better.

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Re: lions and tigers and barbini
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 05:02:22 PM »
this pic was taken with the bowl resting upon a crocheted doily. as you can see, the doily is easily visable through the glass.
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