Hi, I am brand new to the board. I have been buying what I think is murano glass and will try to get photos later to ask you about my pieces. Some I have found on other murano sites where they sell it so that may be a good thing.
I just got a piece from E-bay. It's a very heavy bowl in an unusual deep orange/cantaloupe color on the outside with some pretty nice large bubbles in it, with a dark green glass and light gold dust swirls inside. On the outside it is cased in clear glass. I'll post pictures of it later. Anyway, it arrived well packed but it has what looks like a 3" crack UNDER the clear glass casing on the outside. It is far from the top, inside the polish so you cannot feel or see anything at the top of the glass (like a crack line). I was really, really bummed out when I saw this. It wasn't in the description so I thought maybe it happened en route. I let the seller know and I am waiting to hear from him but even with the flaw, I don't want to send it back. It's such a pretty color. It's ugly and pretty at the same time. I doubt this is vintage though. While it is very heavy, I feel it is probably modern. At any rate, I would like to know WHAT you call that kind of crack. I called it a stress crack...It certainly stressed me out.