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Offline Gilead

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Glass Shell
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:56:25 PM »
Hi All
       while on my adventure's today i came across this tourquoise blue Shell but with white under tone,s it is 7ins in diameter between an inch and 1.5ins high pontil is polished please take a look and comment which are most welcome as per usual.

perfect for car keys and the like, just inside the hall way dont you think,

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 05:42:46 PM »
Hi
   Searched the net ages for this can not find anything, how about Murano?

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 07:01:59 PM »
It definitely looks like Murano glass to me - Probably by Fratelli Toso.
Shannon

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 08:10:07 PM »
Hi Shannon
                Thank you, for the in put, i was thinking Murano but not sure, will keep looking to see if i can pin it down cheers
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Offline Gilead

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008, 12:07:46 AM »
Anne
       Thank you i wonder if this an ashtray of some form which were produced for the tourist trade, just guessing at the moment,
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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 12:26:33 AM »
Steve,
if i saw this in a charity shop, i think i would buy it ;)
Andy
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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 12:32:10 AM »
Hi Andy
           cheers nice hey it, but struggling to find out who made it and when could be from the 50s am going on the fact i got it from same place as the two jug sets, if you have seen them, but all guess work at the moment,
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Offline Gilead

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 02:22:12 AM »
Could this shell be from the 70s it would not be a top to a split piece? clutching a straws now.

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 07:08:57 AM »
I think it's just a dish. As to date, it's really hard with many of these touristy pieces. People bought them and they just carried on making them for years and years. 1960/70s onward is probably as good as you are going to get - that's only nearly 50 years of package holidays to choose from

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Re: Glass Shell
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 01:28:46 PM »
I agree with Shannon that the bowl looks most like Fratelli Toso. The bottom ribbing looks like it could be one of their opalino pieces. I can't see a lot of the detail in the pictures, but it looks like something they would do. I attached a picture of the bottom of one of their rose opalino bowls so you can compare, Gilead.

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