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Offline artyroy

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Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« on: July 04, 2010, 05:42:09 PM »
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Could any of you kind and helpful people tell me if this Swan is a Murano figure , It stands 10" high it is of kingfisher blue in colour and encased in clear weighs 900grams and has some air bubbles trapped within , I look forward to any responses , Regards artyroy (Roy) :thup:


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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 07:01:13 PM »
IMHO YES . JP


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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 08:18:54 PM »
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Many thanks to John for his input with this question  :hiclp:


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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:14:49 PM »
Yes, it is Murano. Birds with this type 4-lobe vase have the red or green Genuine Venetian Glass label on bottom when they have a label at all. So they are considered generic Murano. I've always thought that they were well made.
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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 10:17:47 PM »
I just realized how English-centric I am. The "Genuine Venetian Glass" labels are probably only used for pieces exported to English speaking countries. I've become aware lately that I have no idea what labels to other countries look like.
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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 02:42:54 AM »
Yes, it is Murano. Birds with this type 4-lobe vase have the red or green Genuine Venetian Glass label on bottom when they have a label at all. So they are considered generic Murano. I've always thought that they were well made.

Just wanted to add this, so it is Not confused -- That Lorraine Art Glass (from Canada) May also have 4-lobes on the bottom.  I just wanted to point this out, since some *newbies* (as I  ;D) might be thinking that only Murano has the 4-lobes on the base.

The Good news though, the Lorraine Glass from Canada was also made by Immigrants from Murano, but here in Canada.....just that it is not *technically* Murano glass.

See Link of a Art Glass Bird (Lorraine Glass) with 4-lobe base:  http://antiques2jewelry.com/glass_chalet_canada.htm

 :spls: I just wanted to add this tidbit -- for newbies, and the 4-Lobe thing -- That is all.  

Easy to get confused by everything, and all the different makers, that is all..... :thud: and IF a Newbie..

Lovely Murano Bird  :thup:  and could we have a *base* picture too for this Post?  Thxs.

:fwr: Rose
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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 07:10:39 PM »
Hi Please a base photo as requested , hope this helps ...
Regards Roy


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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 08:15:05 PM »
It is the Murano type. This swan design is very common for Murano glass. The four lobes of the Canadian piece are more elongate, so noticeably different.
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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 02:59:47 AM »
It is the Murano type. This swan design is very common for Murano glass. The four lobes of the Canadian piece are more elongate, so noticeably different.

Hi TxSilver - I agree with you about the Canadian piece base being more elongate....but I just wanted to point that out still.  Cuz like me (still as a newbie) we sometimes think that every *bark* looking piece of glass is Whitefriars -- and we know it is not.

Us Newbies still learning glass, do not have as good as eye  -- but due to both of us pointing that out, and this board -- it is a learning process for any/all other Newbies.

I only hope that I can have as good of eye (someday) as TxSilver.....   :kissy: (with all these different types of glass.)  :spls:

Does anyone know who made these (almost exact) type of Swans but with a thick Swirled glass base?

Thxs
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Re: Is This Glass Swan Murano ???
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2010, 03:29:02 AM »
...I only hope that I can have as good of eye (someday) as TxSilver.....   :kissy: (with all these different types of glass.)...

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