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Is it Murano? ID help Please!
« on: July 12, 2008, 10:22:35 AM »


   Hi,

      I bought 2 Mdina bowls as a gift for my sister at a boot fair about 3 years ago, and the stallholder 'threw in' this unknown bowl as a freebie!

    it measures 7.25"(18.5cm) by 6"(15cm) with two folded in 'thumbgrips?' underneath its milky white and appears to be thinly cased in clear glass.weighs about 800g.

   any ideas? Murano?Chinese??!!


      TIA

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Re: Is it Murano? ID help Please!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 10:59:40 AM »
Murano, by Vetro Artistico Veneziano. Like this one, with label.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 12:58:37 PM »

    Ivo strikes again!!!!LOL!! Many thanks, Its not to my taste so I think I'll be putting it up for sale with the othe 100 or so items I am parting with to raise some much needed cash!!


         Thanks again,

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 01:40:34 PM »
we refer to it as "The catsick bowl"  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 02:31:43 PM »


  LOL!!! does it have any value? or will I end up 'throwing it in' as a freebie?
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 03:24:55 PM »
I'm sure you can get enthousiastic in your description (well you can try!) , and there may be someone, somewhere in this world who wants it really bad.... I think it is 1970s pining for the fifties and I do not think there are a lot of collectors to drive the price. But you never know....
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Could it be by Dino Martens?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 07:52:03 PM »

   Have seen several similar looking bowls on e-bay described as by Dino Martens for AVEM, is this a candidate? I can always hope!

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 08:07:46 PM »
Stick with the ID given above and forget about Dino.  We're not in the business of making suggestions  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Is it Murano? ID help Please!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 09:12:48 PM »
we refer to it as "The catsick bowl"  ;D

Steady on! There are a lot of cats on this board (by proxy) who would be mortified to think that their carefully prepared "offerings" were being compared to this!  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 11:32:19 PM »


    It can be very offputting to inexperienced members like myself receiving comments that seem to make fun of my lack of knowledge, the last time this happened I didn't visit the boards for over a year, seems nothings changed
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