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.
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...