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Offline shandiane78

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Who made this filigrana dove?
« on: October 25, 2007, 12:23:20 AM »
Does anyone know the maker of this and/or approximate value? Thanks in advance!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/shandiane78/dove1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/shandiane78/dove4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/shandiane78/dove5.jpg)
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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 11:11:06 PM »
Hi
It looks very much like a Archimede Seguso bird  try here   

http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib4a.htm

there are similar ones shown on this page. His pieces are top quality and some are expensive


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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 06:11:05 AM »
Hi,
I think this is a much newer piece.
Unsure of maker, but not Archimede Seguso.
Hope this helps
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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 06:32:02 AM »
Thank you both for your replies!

Javier, you're not the first to suggest this is a newer piece (unless you go by a different screen name in another Murano glass forum).  ;) I've looked and looked, but haven't been able to find anything similar. It's quite frustrating!

Thanks again,
Shannon

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 09:19:23 PM »
This is the first time I've seen a bird with similar modeling - Ebay item 250211807761. This one has a Barbini label. Anyone else think they are similar? Wing shape is different, I know, but this is the closest I've seen.
Shannon

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 10:17:04 PM »
Shannon, I don't see a lot of similarity beyond the wings being spread and the tail feathers open. The wing structures, as you mentioned, are particularly different. Sorry. We will probably run across your bird when we least expect it.

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 06:51:04 PM »
Hi. First of all as I've just joined, I would like to say hello to everyone. I have been badly bitten with collecting glass, in particular animals! I have a dove which is identical in every way to the one in photo, it has a label on which reads FRANCO MORETTI murano, also round edge of round label is written vetreria pescheria 15.
I also have a beautiful swanBUT this one has oblong label on base which reads FEDERICA , s.croce 711 venezia. Can anybody tell me more about them and their labels? When I've figured out how to post pics, will sort some out.  :huh: Thanks

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008, 08:09:16 PM »
Wow, breezybabe, thanks so much! I would love to see a photo of your bird and the label. I will start searching around with the information you've given.

Anita, looks like you were right...It came along when least expected!
Shannon

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008, 08:19:17 PM »
I haven't found much info yet. It's hard, because apparently there's a notable author by the same name, plus all the Italian glass by Carlo Moretti. I did find this bird that sold on ebay though, and the label is visible there: item # 320170757199 It's got that same distinctive wing shape.
Shannon

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Re: Who made this filigrana dove?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008, 09:15:43 PM »
Hi Shannon,
You cant just go by wings, since most birds will have wings and there really isnt that many ways of making a different wings, specially in newer pieces. I would rather go by the proportions and decoration.
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