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Offline shandiane78

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I don't know whether it fluoresces or not (don't have a black light), but is this bright greeny-yellow color right for what is sometimes called vaseline? Also, the yellow glass has bubbles, but not enough to be pulegoso. What would you call this? It also has a few little inclusions here and there. Any thoughts on maker? Because of the shape, the gold, and the thick glass, I was thinking Barbini...Thanks in advance!


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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 12:01:48 AM »
What a cool bowl! The yellow color doesn't look right for vaseline, which to me is good because I don't like the color of vaseline glass. I can't see the bubbles well enough to tell much about them. Do you think the glass may be bollicine? I see what looks like opalescent inclusions.

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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 07:45:02 AM »
Doesn't look like vaseline to me either. This sort of almost vaseline colour is not uncommon in Murano glass. Here's an example


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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 10:08:48 AM »
another example... the yellow does not fluoresce


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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 05:19:27 PM »
Shannon, if you can find a black light, try it on your bowl. After I wrote the message to you yesterday, I thought about something else -- it may be vaseline glass with something in it that gives a different color. You can buy a little black light on eBay for a few dollars. They are not so good, but they will definitely light up vaseline, custard, and uranium glass. I have one of them and they work fine -- I can pick up the pale green of old American glass.

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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 06:44:41 PM »
Thanks all! I had some help testing it (even without a black light), and it's not vaseline. It is a very loud color of yellow though.  ;D

I'm not entirely sure what bollicine is supposed to look like. I will try to get a better picture of the bubbles in the yellow glass. The inclusions are scattered and hap-hazard. They almost look unintentional, but I've never seen so many unintentional inclusions in Murano glass, so I tend to think they were done on purpose.
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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 10:57:26 PM »
Maybe it is just me, and I have looked at one bowl too many......but, when I look at yours, and then mine on my post of "Very Usual Murano Colored bowl/Astray"......I sort of see a resemblance here.  Both in the weird colors combinations, and the shapes are similar.....yours is a bit more irregular shape than mine, but the thickness seems to be similar....

Now I am just going out on a limb here as a Newbie.....but does anyone else (sort of) see the similarity of these two.....or am I just (xx) blind....

Sorry if I am wrong....but i (sort) of do..... :-\
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Re: Murano Bowl w/Unusual Color Combo - Electric Blue, and...Vaseline?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 10:46:55 PM »
I finally got around to photographing the bubbles. They are like small seed bubbles, and hard to capture. This is a funky looking pic, but hopefully you can see the bubbles and the little inclusions that are sprinkled here and there as well:




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