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Author Topic: Is this a fake Murano Label? Thank you!  (Read 4052 times)

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Offline Cathy B

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Re: Is this a fake Murano Label? Thank you!
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 09:32:05 PM »
Hi Beth,

Wait for an expert here, but to me, your bowl looks like generic Murano tourist glass from the first half of the 20th century. I've had a small jug, a labelled vase and a fazzoletto vase with the same effect. Are there gold flecks in the applied rim?

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Re: Is this a fake Murano Label? Thank you!
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2007, 09:57:54 PM »
Hi Cathy, thank you for looking! Not really, looks like just the handles have the gold. I saw one like it on ebay but, that one was round, this one is square. I may hqave to throw it against the ebay wall and see if it sticks! LOL!  :o


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Re: Is this a fake Murano Label? Thank you!
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2007, 01:25:28 AM »
I frequently see this type of glass. I noticed that it doesn't sell well, so I thought it might be good looking generic Murano. Then I ran across the newsletter at The newsletter is written by some well-respected Murano experts -- don't let the "China" throw you off. :) The vases on page 15 made me wonder if Aureliano Toso may have made the fili pieces such as this one. The author wasn't sure, but apparently thought the fazzoletto of good enough quality to mention.

I think the mezza filigrana pieces are very pretty and very well made. The baskets are not well finished, but the vases look very nice to me.

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