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Author Topic: Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?  (Read 580 times)

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Offline Fisher Brookfield

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Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?
« on: January 29, 2010, 10:10:25 PM »
Hi, could anyone help me to identify this glass elephant?, the elephant changes colour depending on the amount of light that shines on it the elephant changes from a light greyish pewter to a bright pink i belive this to be alexandrite. The elephant is 4.25" in height and 2.50" wide. Is it a Murano piece? and if so who made it and how old is it. Hope you can help
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Re: Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 01:19:30 AM »
Someone will help soon,not me I'm afraid after one to many G&T's I've just put  the computer on and the first thing I see is a pink elephant so I'm going to bed,welcome to the GMB,Keith.

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Re: Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 01:28:55 AM »
Fisher, I have seen the design a few times before and, yes, I do believe it is Murano. I'll search through my files to see if I might have one with a label. It used to be easy to search my files, but now it takes a while. I need a better system.  :)

It looks like it is alexandrite. Alexandrite is a shade of blue under flourescent light and lavender under incandescent. Some pieces I have look more pink, especially as seen by the camera. Some pieces that look lavender to me are pink when I take their pictures.
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Re: Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 01:44:22 AM »
No luck finding one of these elephants with a label. It will have to remain a mystery a little longer.
Anita
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Re: Glass elephant pink / grey alexandrite is it Murano?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 08:34:06 PM »
Hi thanks to both Keith and Anita for taking the time out to reply to my post. Keith i know what you mean about too many G+T's and pink elephants but i would wait till they take flight before i surrendered and crawled into my bed. LoL. Thank you both very much and i appreciate your efforts. Be well
Fisher.

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