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Offline aslan7

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Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« on: November 25, 2009, 04:17:32 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150391341109&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Hello--I am getting away from my usual ducks and branching out into a giraffe as a gift for someone. This (see link) looks suspiciously like a non-Murano glass giraffe available on the Internet. Does anyone out there have any ideas as to the correct origin of this piece? The giraffes are hard to get and I missed a nice one in a store.

Thanks, as usual. rt


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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 06:40:10 PM »
Hi Aslan,

A number of countries could have made the giraffe but I am very suspicious as well that it is not Murano.  It could be but I am placing bets that it is not.  I wouldn't hold me to that but that is just my opinion.  It is a nice giraffe though especially for a gift.  I would just call it a glass giraffe with unknown origins. 

tam bam


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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 08:24:47 PM »
Thanks for the response. It seems that Murano giraffes are not that common. I only saw one that had a newish label in a Philadelphia store and my lady friend  really liked it. Someone else bought it and that was that. rt


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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 11:45:20 PM »
i have ny doubt's to, the frill of the mane looks ok, but I would normaly look for it to be longer,
however, the head just doesn't look right.  too small.
I know various murano factories produce variations of the same model, even so my feeling is its not murano.

good luck :chky:
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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 02:28:43 AM »
I agree that it's not Murano. Does the giraffe you're looking for have to be Murano? Vicke Lindstrand did some nice ones for Kosta and I'm sure the Marcolin brothers must have done a giraffe at some time.

Good luck.

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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 08:20:33 AM »
On EBAY UK there are quite a few glass Giraffes the Langham ones look nice . jp


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Re: Is this a genuine Murano giraffe?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 05:17:01 PM »
Hi,
Sincerely I think that giraffe says 主要翻译   

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