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Author Topic: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?  (Read 934 times)

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I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« on: October 13, 2008, 02:22:08 AM »
I have just done a trip to the antique shops in the West of NSW Australia and picked up a few glass pieces. This one I discarded as Chinese then came back to have another look. The store owner said the consignment was from a reliable source and the base looks like it has some age. I was concerned about the moulded looking base lacking the pontil of Murano.

It was covered in dust and had been their a while so I argued to myself that I liked the colour and would live with it anyway.

Weight 1.45 k's (3.3 Ibs) Size 34cm (13 1/2") long, 14cm (5 1/2") wide, 14cm (5 1/2") high.

Any ideas anyone about this.
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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 03:04:39 AM »
Sorry, but it doesn't look like vintage Murano to me. I haven't seen this color or texture in their good vintage glass. Maybe it is vintage from another place.

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 04:22:11 AM »
Hi Anita maybe the Oom's have it. I had never seen a base like that either, I guess you win some and lose some!

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 06:39:18 AM »
It's certainly an odd piece, needs moving to glass

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 06:45:10 AM »
Gee, reminds me of my piece....a bit.  Unknown too. http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22954.0.html
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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 07:00:49 AM »
Hi I can see the similarity in the side edge clear but the base is entirely different mine shows a oblong from the top . Wonder what it is? maybe the glass area is a better place for it.

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 06:19:39 PM »
Could it be chalet? That would explain the murano-esqueness of it. Mind you, from Canada to Australia is a very long distance. But it's been known to happen (with humans anyways, so probably their belongings as well.

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 09:48:59 PM »
Hi Carolyn

Many Canadians came to Australia in the 60's for mining and construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro scheme as it was the largest in the world at the time.

I looked through a lot of it and you could be right. The colour matches and the clear edge (although in Murano as well). I didnt see the style of mine but that is not too surprising. Couldn't see many of the bases so still not sure about that but I will continue looking.

Will accept this as Chalet until I see a piece similar.

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008, 06:29:03 AM »
I think the clue is in the base, it's been made in a mould (Rose's blue one too). In fact it looks like it's been pressed, then hot worked rather than blown into a mould then hot worked. I think Chalet has the more common flat bases you find on Czech and Murano pieces. I could be completely wrong of course

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Re: I oom'd and Ahh'd then bought. Red Bowl Murano or Chinese?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 07:06:31 AM »
Hi Christine I think the clue to these pieces is in the base. Mine is certainly worked from a mould and is very smooth on the inside of the mould.

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