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Offline Leni

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Is this little bird Bimini?
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:55:50 PM »
After posting on the thread about Nicky's vase, I went to look at my little 'Bimini' (I think) vases again, and also did a bit of 'googling' (I know, "you'll go blind!"  :roll:  :wink:  ) and had a look at some Bimini glass on the internet.

When I went back to my cabinet where my great aunt's '100 year-old tourist tat' (as I call it) lives, I suddenly spotted this little bird.   :shock: http://tinypic.com/al3ghl.jpg

Just one inch high and an inch and a half across his wing-span, he's a bit the worse for wear, having lost his tail - or whatever he might have been attached to - and having tiny chips off the tip of each wing and the top of his beak, but he looks to me a bit like some of the Bimini birds.

What do the experts think?  

Leni
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 06:51:25 PM »
Niet
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 07:00:06 PM »
Hi Leni
He looks a bit upset at being pulled out of his cabinet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 07:27:18 PM »
Quote from: "Frank"
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Can you say why, please, Frank?  :?

Leni (just keen to learn :roll:)
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2006, 12:14:01 PM »
Not their style, nor quality.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 12:24:05 PM »
You've hurt his feelings now!   :lol:  :roll:

And I haven't really learnt anything!  :oops:  :roll:   I guess it's like Peter always tells me, "You have to see and handle the real and the fakes to compare, then you'll recognise true quality"  - or words to that effect   :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 12:52:43 PM »
Perhaps someone else will have an idea. - Amazing how many threads I have not given a response to a direct question in the past!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2006, 02:55:55 PM »
Hi Leni

I used to sell similar tiny glass animals, as you say no more than 1" long (some 2cm) and very cute (they seem to have dried up arounmd my area).

I love the opaque glass used in these tiny pieces. I used to get them in with a mixture of Italian, British (including Pirelli), animals.

I never found a match for them so sold them as simply Italian or Murano.



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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2006, 03:04:07 PM »
A lot of opaque ones are Japanese.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2006, 07:04:37 PM »
Hmmmm   :?   It's just the fact that my little bird is at least 60 and possibly as much as 100 years old that made me wonder  :shock:

Of course, I don't doubt that Japanese glass artists were making mini animals, etc. that long ago, too  :oops:  :roll:
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