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Very Striking Glass KITTY - ID = Made in China
« on: February 09, 2010, 01:00:56 AM »
Hi there:  I also bought this today.  It is very, very heavy.  About 8.5 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and to tail (measured across) it is about 4.50 inches across to tail.  I find him to be very striking colors, and I like the way the spots (?) catch your eye.  He has a home here with my other (glass) kitties, and (real) kitty  ;D

I like it, but have no idea who made him.  Obviously, it had a label - and all I can say was that it was *square shaped* which does not help us much....

Thanks, for any info.  I find him so STRIKING....
:fwr: Rose
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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 01:02:15 AM »
...and the bottom photo HERE:

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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 05:06:39 PM »
Could he be Chalet? Altla Glass? Murano? ...or (hopefully not) Chinese? 

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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 06:57:25 PM »
ive got a feeling it may be chinese, they do something very similar over here in the UK charity shops, mainly the british heart foundation charity shop, who do a brand new range of glass, all of which is chinese import made to look very similar to Murano glass. some of it is very nice.


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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 07:18:01 PM »
I still like it, and I always thought that Chinese glass had a less of a weight (cheaper imitation) - this piece is very, very heavy.  Not that that matters at all.

...and I still love it...
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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 08:04:06 PM »
Some of the Chinese pieces I've seen in the BHF shops and in TKMaxx have been seriously heavy, Rose. So much so I've struggled to lift some of them!

I love your kitty though, wherever he was made - he's just so nice! 8)


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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 08:09:52 PM »
if you like it thats all that matters, ive got pieces that cost hundreds and pieces that cost pence and i love them all, prime example my IOW blue swirl charger, my most expensive purchase and a little glass mole which cost me about 50p are my 2 favourite pieces and if it came to saving just one in a fire i would have to think twice (although it would be the charger, i would cry for the mole  ;D).
 I will say i may be completly wrong though and it may not be chinese at all
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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 11:13:46 PM »
Rose, I saw several giraffes in this same style and colouring yesterday. They were being sold new in a charity shop so I'd guess they are Chinese production as was suspected.  They were incredibly heavy but really nice!


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Re: Very Striking Glass KITTY
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 05:57:08 PM »
HA - I was looking around some for TXSilver Cat with the hole in it (the arched cat) -- and LO, and BEHOLD look what I spotted....

http://www.jafgifts.com/ART-GLASS-CAT-FIGURINE_112896.html

Looks like this MYSTERY here on this ONE -- is totally solved, and all were Right.  MOD can ADD that to the Title if they wish....
:fwr: Rose
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