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Offline tam bam

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Re: Tiny Murano Dish
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 07:48:23 PM »
Vinciprova also uses a "M" murrine.  I think the they use blue and Moretti uses a clear "M" murrine.  Not sure why Vinciprova uses the "M" murrine or what it stands for.  If appears that Vinciprova doesn't use it on every piece they make though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MURANO-GLASS-MURRINA-MILLEFIORI-DISH-ITALY-4-72-/220723245451?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336421718b

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Re: Tiny Murano Dish
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 09:47:02 PM »
It may be worth noting that Moretti murrine (cane slices) are sold worldwide. One example retail outlet is ...
http://www.alpineglass.com/shop/moretti-millefiori-coe-104/

So, if an item has Moretti murrine but there is no "M" (or other) identifier, then it could be almost any maker, anywhere.

However, I do not agree with ideas that the Chinese, or other makers, could easily produce lots of items that look just like the Murano products. It takes a lot of skill to work murrine into a pleasing form of a vase, bowl, dish, plate etc. without having gaps and distortions. It's not just a case of adding some murrine to a glass gather then blowing or forming the shape! Visual quality counts with these items.
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