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Offline rosieposie

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MURANO???
« on: August 04, 2008, 05:25:49 PM »
Can you help again please?  Amongst my collection of glass I have several Murano ducks, and I keep a watch out for new ones to add to them.
This has come up on my 'favourite search' list today, and although it has a very convincing title, with the maker, and place of origin, I am puzzled.  To me it looks like a Wedgwood 'tall duck', and would be grateful for some confirmation on this. :huh:
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Re: MURANO???
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 05:27:18 PM »
Sorry, senior moment!!!
Reference to the above is http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320282510814
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Re: MURANO???
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 05:43:41 PM »
I would have said Wedgwood too. It doesn't even use the sommerso technique!

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Re: MURANO???
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 10:08:02 PM »
I think the seller has agreed it is Wedgwood now...... :angel:
This is where I show my novice glass knowledge.....how would you define the Sommerso technique? I would have thought from a literal translation, that it meant submerged glass? Is this the same as cased glass??
Does anybody know when these Wedgwood Ducks were made or who designed them?  I used to have one, but not any more, and mine didn't have the 'Wedgwood England' etched mark on the base anyway!
Should I be buying another to replace the one I had??
Do I need any more dusting?   ::)
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Re: MURANO???
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 06:41:28 AM »
There's a whole range of Wedgwood wildlife that uses these coloured chips inside clear, but I know nothing about them. The unmarked ones are more likely to have come from the factory shop and are probably seconds - I've been picking them up for my sister and they do have very small "issues".

I think these are made by rolling a clear gather in coloured glass and then heating and working to smear the chips and then casing it all in clear; that's not sommerso.

Single sommerso is a clearly defined layer of coloured glass encased in a clear layer (or an outer of a different colour). You can also get double and treble. Here's a nice example of a double

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