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Offline langhaugh

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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 07:30:35 AM »
They are similar to pictures of Seguso candleholders I've seen. The label doesn't help (at least, it doesn't help me) as it seems to be from the store that sold them. Look to be very well made.

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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 11:29:14 AM »
Thanks for looking David.  I really appreciate your taking the time to write!!  I assumed that's probably the name of the store on the label, but then again it could have been the maker.  Don't know much of anything about Murano, and don't have any books.   Allie


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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 05:01:54 PM »
The Blackamoors look more like Barovier to me, i had a Barovier bowl with a Blackamoor each end but could be wrong.


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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 09:03:52 PM »
Barovier and Toso was my first guess, too, but I couldn't find any pictures of similar candlesticks attributed to them. Pina's oler book,"Fifties Glass" (p. 87), shows a similar pair to the pair on this thread and she attributes them to Seguso. However, she doesn't show anything similar in her latest Seguso book. I'm pretty sure that a number of companies have created something similar over the years.  The key is that they are Murano and they look to be good quality. Certainly, I'd covet them.

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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007, 10:34:36 PM »
Thanks again David, and you too John.  I went into Ebay, and someone has a figurine listed as a Murano Cavalier in crystal with the gold flecks.  The clothing looks similar but no black faces arms or legs.  His is inscribed Seguso Murano it says,  maybe on the coat.  I couldn't get the close up to come up for me in his ad.  Are all the pieces inscribed?  I cleaned these off, but wasn't looking for anything in the glass.  I thought the labels told the story!  LOL  I've got them all wrapped up in bubble in a box, but maybe I should get them out again and look them over with a magnifying glass.  Allie


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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 05:36:34 PM »
I ran across these candleholders that are attributed to AVeM: http://www.treadwaygallery.com/5-7-2000-sale/catalog/modern/lot1025.html. The design is different, but they are similar to yours in color. AVeM often copied popular designs, so I don't know if they did yours (or if the auction attribution is even correct). I wanted to show you the auction link.

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Re: Help with old Murano candleholders
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 07:45:14 PM »
I could be way off (experts, feel free to correct me!), but if you are looking for an attribution in order to sell these, I would say they will sell incredibly well no matter which glass house in Murano produced them. It sounds like many made pieces similar to these. Of course, it's always nice to know the maker, but in this case it might not be necessary in order to achieve a good selling price.
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