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Author Topic: Are these all Murano?  (Read 816 times)

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Offline rosieposie

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Are these all Murano?
« on: October 28, 2008, 10:08:34 AM »
These glass birds are all for sale on eBay at the moment.........are they all Murano, and truly worth up to £142.00 or is it possible that the swan is the correct description and most realistic price for all of them?????
Has anyone got any thoughts on this?

250307880115 crystal Clear Collectables Swan £7.99

190255345726 Clear glass bird. Anchor Hocking £15.78

110301895036 Dino Martens Murano bird £54.91

180137042303 Murano Bird Barovier and Toso £142.00

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Are these all Murano?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 10:42:20 AM »
The crystal clear swan is Chinese and not very good quality. Him and his friends seem to be current stock in collectables outlets. That price with postage is dear.

The same goes for the clear glass bird and all the others

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Re: Are these all Murano?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 01:40:50 PM »
People mistake these birds quite often for Dino Martens, even though they don't look a thing like his designs. The person selling the one listed as Martens probably thinks the ID is right. I don't think he is an intentionally malicious seller, though he makes some mistakes.

Crystal Clear, I believe, buys from different places in the world, including China. I have a couple of Crystal Clear pieces that are marked made in Italy and with a Murano tag. I've often wondered if the pieces marked Lavorazione Arte Murano are Crystal Clear products, or are at least made by the same company.
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