is it my imagination or are the face beads on the first two pictures or at least the first one on the left, the same cane as one of those in my plate?
These are being sold as vintage (c 1970s ) Indian beads.http://estatebeads.com/Glass/glass_mixes.php#.VhAj5_lViko
I've added some more pictures of the plate as I think there are two faces - the one with dark nose and red mouth and another in pink.
I have a question as well: The rim of this bowl is cut and ground not polished. Very thin really and quite uneven. Is that typical of Murano makers?
And how was the bowl made to create a thin cut rim? I'm curious because of another bowl I will post separately on. I made a bowl earlier this year and it ended up with a fire polished or rather, rounded rim with the pontil mark on the base where I cracked it off.
I can't image how you would make a bowl with a cut rim? is it blown, cracked off the pontil rod and then where cracked off, opened out flat over a shaped support?