Author Topic: Is this a Franco Moretti bird or a copy by someone else , signed, but who ?  (Read 1587 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Thanks Tam Bam , I missed the cat , how cute ! How does he change colour !?

I guess I'm not really a collector and have only become really interested in glass recently (in the past 5 years or so). My real interest lies in Whitefriars glass but I also love outrageously flamboyant Murano as well ! It is all the detective work and researching that I like most of all , that's why I need so much help here and at Whitefriars.com because sadly my knowledge is lacking  !!  I will try to email you some photos of Bluebird from here if it is possible  !  ;) Cheers, Mike.

   


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I just noticed that both Mike's and Tami's birds are big ones -- both 7.5" or bigger. If anyone sees any of the small ones of this form that have company labels or signatures, let me know... that is, if you don't want to buy them yourself. Then you can always send a picture for the zoo. There are some that will just have an Oggetti mark. I'm not sure who makes all of these. Maybe Livio Seguso or perhaps several people. The ones with Oggetti marks won't be any good unless they can be attributed. Oggetti is just an import company located in Florida. It buys from several people.

I saw a Livio Seguso sculpture on eBay a couple of days back that had a mother bird shaped like this feeding her chick in the nest. I was tempted to buy, but the pale coloring wasn't to my liking. It might have looked better in hand... I don't know.
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Will do, Anita.  Is this the Livio Seguso piece you were referring to?  http://cgi.ebay.com/MURANO-LIVIO-SEGUSO-2-BIRDS-BRANCH-ITALIAN-ART-GLASS-/300516723509?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f8314b35

@ Mike - the pictures on Rubylane show the cat as being an orange-like color and then under a different light the cat's color changes to green.  I thought it was a pretty nice effect.  Does anyone know what kind of glass it is?  Just out of curiosity.

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That's the Livio Seguso bird I was talking about, Tami. The pictures make it hard to see. It seems to be very interesting. I looked more carefully, and what I thought was a chick was just a second bird. They're just looking at each other. I thought one was a chick.
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