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Old Murano Draft Horse
« on: October 27, 2010, 03:14:58 AM »
As promised in the cafe, this is my new horse. It is 10.5" (27 cm) long and 8.5" (21.5 cm) tall. It has great hooves and a mane made using a lattimo aurato technique. It reminds me a lot of Barovier and a lot of Seguso, and a little of other artists. It has a good nose, good mouth, and spooky eyes. It's heavy, weighing in at 7 lb 5 oz (3.3 kg). Does anyone have ideas who might have done this horse. It is sommerso amber blown with gold foil. I like this horse.
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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 11:04:37 AM »
What a great looking horse, Anita!  It is most certainly high quality.

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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 12:36:02 PM »
Thanks, Tami. The sommerso combined with the pasta makes me think it was made late 1930s to early 1950s. I think the horse would have been even nicer if it had a pasta tail and leg ruffs.
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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 03:59:41 PM »
I was going to say that it appears to be old.  I just think it is a great horse.  I don't see too many animals that were made like this on the market now a days.  Wonder who made it...

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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 10:57:26 PM »
Sorry Anita, I just don't get it. I have been looking at Seguso animals and I still can't bring myself to buy one - let alone a collection.

I have friends who buy those murano dancers etc and I don't get that either. I must be missing a gene somewhere.

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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 11:36:10 PM »
Quite okay, Ardy. Many people are into the sommerso vases and bowls that are so important in Murano. They've never been able to capture my interest. But twist one into an animal form and voila! I'm intrigued.

A little about myself -- I started college to become a veterinarian, but changed to wildlife because I like squirrels and deer more than dogs and cats. My politics are all about animals. If a presidential candidate told me that he/she believed in equal rights for all animals, my vote would be theirs. So it's not unusual that I should be drawn to glass critters. Fortunately, I'm not alone. Animals are a favorite among many Murano lovers. They particularly like the ones that fly.
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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 04:59:09 AM »
Love it !!!  Super !!!!  :hiclp:

Hi, as an animal lover myself -- and growing up on a farm....and having a horse (thoroughbred/quarter horse cross)......IMHO this horse reminds me of the Clydesdale horse.             http://www.mypets.net.au/flex/clydesdale/342/1


The Clydesdale horse was more sturdier, strong, used for work (plowing) and this glass horse reminds me of that -- as it does not look dainty, or a fancy dancy glass horse....it looks sturdy, and strong....Like a Clydesdale.  Most common color for a Clydesdale is bay or brown (though some other color are know).  So I am just thinking that since this glass horse is also a *brown* color -- might again, reflect on it as a Clydesdale horse....

....Just MHO

Here is a rearing Clydesdale horse (on Svazzo site) and I just wanted to point out that it too has those little *tuffs* of glass hair along the lower feet like a Clydesdale.  This on is designed with a base -- but I just thought I would point you too it

Rearing Clydesdale: http://www.trocadero.com/svazzo/items/1024389/item1024389store.html#item


....A donkey, but glass still...LOL:   http://www.trocadero.com/svazzo/items/952583/item952583store.html#item

I knew my farming background would come in handy.....someday... :spls2: :pb:

Edited to Add  *** Found it -- or was this the one that you bought??

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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 01:16:07 PM »
These early animals can certainly be difficult. Finding documented animals can be nearly impossible. I am sure it is because most didn't survive into the digital age, so there are few left for people to look at and wonder about. Svazzo's equines are nice. The hooves on the donkey do look like it could be Barovier, but it's hard to know for sure. I've seen other animals similar to the Svazzo's big horse, but I don't remember seeing any of them documented.

The eBay horse is mine. She also thought it was a Clydesdale. Belgians were also well known during this time. I'd rather have it a King's Horse than a circus horse, so Clydesdale is fine. Maybe I can find a little Budweiser wagon for it.
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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 01:18:38 PM »
Oh, and I thought of the word for the leg ruffs -- fetters. The glass horses just take a little artistic license. It would be hard to make them look like the real things.
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Re: Old Murano Draft Horse
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 01:46:06 PM »
No the word is still in the black hole. It's the feathers on his fetlocks.

 

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