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Offline Lily of the Valley

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330406049676#ht_500wt_977

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 05:53:56 PM »
hand blown  :24: :24: :24:
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 08:45:19 PM »
Hi ancestors on his father's side must have come back with Marco Polo and founded a chain of Chinese takeaways  :24:


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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 09:46:19 PM »
I thought perhaps the seller missed his/her calling (fantasy writer) but then I found this:

http://www.goshop2day.com/Muano_20_Glass.html

Click on the diving tropical fish for more, including a COA .... it must be authentic! :pb:

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 02:48:42 AM »
Unless it is just a trade name... rather than a person.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 12:45:07 PM »
Perhaps Alex of Venice could enlighten us more if I move this to Murano.

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Re: Interesting Item Description ... Alex can you enlighten us please?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 12:33:54 AM »
Pronouns involved are indicative of a person of male gender.  The description goes on to clearly state that the "hands of the maestros are extraordinarily skilled and "no nachines" can equal them."  My interpretation is this human being Dante Veni is a man (of Italian heritage) who is a maestro in the field of glasswork.  Perhaps I am not looking deep enough and do hope Alex of Venice is able to shed some light on these artists.  It would be interesting to learn what some of the auction pieces sold for.  One had a 22.5% Buyers Premium!

Thanks, Anne, for moving this where more Murano experts may see it.

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Re: Interesting Item Description ... Alex can you enlighten us please?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 01:47:36 AM »
"Hand blown" and "mouth blown" are often seen in descriptions of Murano, and other, millefiori paperweights. And the terms also appear on labels used on items that are clearly not "blown" in the normal sense. Those terms may be acceptable within generic "marketing names", or even "company names", but when seen in descriptions for solid paperweights, it is misleading.

Butterflies such as those linked to above are clearly lampworked, not blown in any way. Even the canes they are often formed from have not been blown. Probably the majority of GMB readers will have known that. But again, people new to glass, or its ways of being worked, can easily be mislead.

It's a pity, but it is one of the things that the 'wonderful world of the internet' makes so much easier to pass on without proper background or context. ::)
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Re: Interesting Item Description ... Alex can you enlighten us please?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 03:29:03 AM »
KevH, while we're waiting for Alex, there is something I've wondered about with paperweights. Many millefiori weight have canes that are set on a sommerso ground. The ground looks like it might be hollow. I've wondered if they are actually clear glass inside or if someone poofs a little air into them to form a small vessel. (Okay, people, stop laughing at my ignorance on these things.)  :-[
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