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Offline Nicholas.

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Murano newel post finial?
« on: September 01, 2009, 01:13:27 AM »
  I've been offered this newel post finial as French and antique, however on first seeing it Murano sprung to mind immediately, although someone has suggested Clichy, presumably because of their latticinio vases.
  Has anyone seen such a finial before? or does anyone have any ideas as to it's origin?
  I would be grateful for any ideas.
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Re: Newel Post Finial, French or Murano?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 02:00:22 PM »
Absolutely modern Murano without a doubt. They come up on ebay with regularity.


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Re: Newel Post Finial, French or Murano?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 06:18:16 AM »
I've seen those pink and white ribbons in Fratelli Toso weights.
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Re: Newel Post Finial, French or Murano?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 02:32:45 PM »
Thank you both for your opinions, which confirmed my initial feelings about the origin of this piece. Although, as my knowledge of Murano is very limited, I was only taking a shot in the dark.
                               Nicholas.
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Re: Murano newel post finial?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 12:28:33 PM »
I would say Murano too. Dino Tagliapietra, for example, blown several items very, very similar (in shape, size and Zanfirico canes) during '70s and '80s

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Re: Murano newel post finial?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 01:59:47 PM »
Two identical topics merged.  Please don't start identical threads on different boards, it makes things go very wonky!  If you've chosen the wrong board or want to swap over for some reason, just reply to your thread with a note to a Moderator.   :thup:

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