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Cat Decanter... Italian?
« on: October 20, 2005, 06:22:58 PM »
I accidently posted this message in the Glass Market place..Duhhhh!

Anyways, Someone told me this was mid-century Italian..can anyone confirm or deny?

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 06:30:01 PM »
I've never come across a Murano decanter in this form, and the single colour would also be quite unusual since the majority of animal decanters that I've had have been sommerso with a couple of colours and Seguso made a few of these.
It looks more Scandinavian to me, but thats only a hunch.
Hope this helps a little
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 09:14:56 PM »
Paul, bang on. I would think this is from Gullaskruf, late fourties through early sixties. I have a pig decanter and a face mug of similar construction. It looks heavy and well made, as it should be.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 10:32:19 PM »
I seen these cat decanters in different colors with Balboa labels. I was told they were imported in the 60's.


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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 11:28:29 AM »
Quite possible. I hope you'll  manage to get a picture of it next time you see one!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 01:14:18 PM »
Balboa? is this an Italian manufacturer?

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005, 01:49:45 PM »
Yes Balboa is (or was?) one of the Murano manufacturers - that is ALL the information available.  :(
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 02:23:56 PM »
Any chance this cat decanter is Scandinavian? the smoky color doesn't look Italian to me....

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005, 05:53:43 PM »
First thing I suggested was Gullaskruf (Sweden) who made lots of handblown tableware (mugs, bottles, decanters) in the shape of both animals and humans especially in the 1940s. It is based on a tradition of such vessels in Russia and Denmark. They always used a single colour of glass, like amber, clear or ruby.
Murano makers have always been fans of multicoloured pieces - the more the merrier. But if someone (even anon) comes along with the information that this particular decanter has been sighted with specific Murano stickers, the question will remain unsolved until someone comes up with a picture or a proper attribution from a reputable source.

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This is the Gullaskruf pig - it is supposed to have a cork stopper with a pierced coin in its nose.
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Cat Decanter... Italian?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2005, 06:16:09 PM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
the Gullaskruf pig - it is supposed to have a cork stopper with a pierced coin in its nose.


I am intrigued by this as I cannot visualise it?

Letting fantasy run loose  :?  I come up with a cork with a nose and a coin hanging from it. Or was the coin on the end of the cork...
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