Thankyou for the reply .
I can recommend Dino Martens Book, by Marc Heireman, I brought it last year for my husband for Christmas. I think you will enjoy the book when you receive it in the mail.
I like his Zanfirico ,Filigree and his Oriente works, as I am privileged to see these techniques used everyday I appreciate the skills needed by the glass makers to apply these difficult techniques, but what I personally see in Dinos Work is an artist exposed to a new medium, the fascination of the end of day waste bucket, the endless possibilities of colour, and the need to experiment with everything. I believe he is one of the most important Murano designers of the 20th century.
My glass collection is small. I will take your advice and check out the sites you suggest, and follow my own advice and wait till the right piece for me comes available. As for the bank manager he will have to see it as a good investment.
I would be interested when you get your book to know which pieces you find appealing and why. I think the bowl on page 151 just beautiful.
I would like a piece of Linos work one day, at the moment I only have signed posters.
I do have a Richard Marquis piece which is my pride and joy. ( American artist)
I love my glass books, but feel ready to make the next step into collecting.
Thankyou for the good advice.