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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 01:57:41 PM »
I sure wish I could live where you are Shugdens.  Where I live you are lucky to stumble across a generic piece of Murano and usually (if the person knows what it is) they want a lot for it because it is "Murano".  I saw a generic ashtray in an antique shop and they wanted $45 for it.  I looked at the lady and said any lower and she said no because it is Murano.  I wanted to laugh myself out the door. 

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I'm a full time dealer & out at fairs, auctions, flea markets & bootsales every day. I also do the ocasional house clearance & never drive past a good looking skip without having a rummage (i've found gold in one before now) :24:

Some of the funny coments i've hered from charity shop women about murano I could write a book on. ''its antique Merinio glass that'' ''Its signed Murano that, its got a sticker on'' ''its very valuble italian glass that, we want £3 for it, no less'' ect ect most of its chinese...


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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2011, 02:13:03 AM »
My one piece of Murano (as yet unidentified as to maker) was sold to me as Monart!  :sc:  :24:


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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2011, 07:23:20 AM »
Carolyn, why do you only have one piece of Murano???... :huh:


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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2011, 02:11:06 AM »
Carolyn, why do you only have one piece of Murano???... :huh:

Because, with all due respect to my best buds here at the GMB  :rah: , I don't collect glass, I collect Scottish  :sc: kitsch. So I did not know a Murano from a milk bottle (and apparently, neither did my step-mother-in-law). So I started to explore to find out if it really was a Monart, found the GMB and turned out to be a GMB addict!  :thup:

I later did buy two small baskets that are damaged, but the price was right.

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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2011, 06:29:46 AM »
Ah ok...LOL...you should be at least one really nice piece! So after all this time, still no glass addiction creeping in?


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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2011, 07:32:27 AM »
Only passive addiction: Carolyn is addicted to our addiction and now probably knows much more than she realises about glass.  :kissy:


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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 01:03:16 AM »
I know enough that it scares the pants off me to attempt to purchase any  :24: And I know where I will take any visitors that come to visit me from the GMB. New glass art, old glass, you name it.  :thup:

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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 02:14:22 AM »
I know enough that it scares the pants off me to attempt to purchase any  :24: And I know where I will take any visitors that come to visit me from the GMB. New glass art, old glass, you name it.  :thup:

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I say that G-d sent me an eye for glass, I'd been made redundant & sold my star wars collection on ebay to make ends meet. i went to a massive house clearence center looking for more bits to sell & bought a nice looking 60s vase for 50p & i found out it was ''scandinavian'' & it sold for £15. I did a bit more study & found out it was from a company called Riihimaki & a designer called Tammara Aladin. I bought a couple of cheep millers guides on glass & went back to the center & spotted a big vase with a leaping salmon mark that I recognised & worked out I could make a living at this... I'm still at it 7 years later.

The center is still there but they now have 'spotters' working for them because me & a co dealer were litraly getting %50 of our stock from there. One morning I walked out of there with a solid silver art deco cigar case for £1. I cant blame them to be honest...


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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 12:13:37 AM »
Hi Kane nice lamp. I guess the 3rd label is the stock label it is only white paper and goes early. I have a couple of pieces with the SL still intact. Nice buy in OZ as they mostly sell for about 100-140 depending on colour. I watched one about a year ago and was out to dinner when it didn't sell with a starting price of $15. Gave myself an uppercut for not putting it on bidnapper.

Hope Archimede Seguso lamps are selling as I am told I have to downsize my collection of lamps. Think I will just lay low and hope it goes away.

BTW did you see the large (14"?) waves with 2 red dolphins on Oz ebay that sold for $260? I thought it was beautiful and I don't go for animal glass.
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Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2011, 06:11:08 AM »
Thanks ardy, the 3rd label is the stock label. The label is still intacked but unreadable. I was expecting about $120 for this piece, so was lucky I got it cheaper. Didn't see the dolphin auction. I usually breeze through all the glass sections looking for 1 or 2 pieces at a time. Animals I seem to bypass although I am on the lookout for a huge SVdA dolphin to purchase. Preferably with a label. Guess I will be waiting years for that to occur!

The good thing it goes so well with my SVdA clear glass and gold foil bowls...they look stunning together!

 



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