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Offline ardy

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If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« on: March 21, 2011, 01:30:08 AM »
This would be it. Love it and have no idea who made it but it is already at $226.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300536471070&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 02:52:56 AM »
WOW I agree Ardy, what a stunning item- I would love to own it (note to self-win the lottery first)
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 08:21:07 PM »
She is beautiful and so unusual.


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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 12:47:13 PM »
And so damaged!
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 07:10:38 PM »
I didn't realise this but there again I was never going to bid on her. You have to look at the print and the pictures closely. Even then you can get it wrong, guess that is why ebay is cheaper.
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 07:22:04 PM »
Beautiful figurine but I too noticed the damage.  I wonder if some kid snatched her hands off or something playing with it. 

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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 07:59:32 PM »
Tam Bam - my greatest fear is moving.

I plan to do this in a couple of years and think I will have to have it wrapped by the removalist's as they do a better job than me and then I will transport it.
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 01:09:58 PM »
I know what you mean, Ardy.  I moved about 3 years ago and I worried about my collection.  Luckily I was only moving a couple of blocks away so it wasn't that big of a deal.  I also told the movers not to move the boxes marked glass because I wanted to move my glass myself.  All my glass made it safe and sound but thank goodness I didn't allow the movers to move my glass because they broke half my china because they threw my boxes on the floor.  I was not a happy camper but at least my glass collection is still intact. 

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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 03:48:55 PM »
For anything important at all, do it yourself.

I once hired a seperate removal firm, specialists in piano removal, to shift my piano rather than trust the normal removal folk with it.
I warned them it was an extremely heavy piano, told them it's one which had been specially made from a cast iron Bluthner frame inside a heavy Welmar casing. They should have known from those makes that it weighs a lot more than most pianos.

They sent a couple of scrawny teenagers who couldn't shift it at all.  :thud: :thud:
They had to phone in asking for a couple of far more musclebound Mr. Universes to come and help. Even they struggled with it.
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Re: If I was ever going to buy a Murano figure
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 01:13:17 PM »
HI Ardy

These figurines are known as HARLEQUIN and they mimic 17th century venetain folk and the clothes they wore.  
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