Thank you for the info. I understand that there are Chinese copies; however, is there any way to distinguish the actual Murano from the Chinese copies? Aside from the removable sticker? I find it difficult to see any possibilities that this vase is not Murano...the quality is excellent and the lines of color are fabulous...nothing like I've ever seen in a Chinese copy. If anyone can provide additional information how to distinguish real from copy and any possible value, I would greatly appreciate it.