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Offline bigskyrik

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Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« on: March 21, 2011, 02:14:45 AM »
I purchased this fountain from an elderly lady. She purchased it in Murano in '72. Included with the fountain was an unopened original shipping box with extra glass pieces. I have seen similar fountains in this forum but, not with Neptune. I am trying to verify the maker and value of this work of art.


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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 11:02:12 PM »
Check more info on this fountain.

http://youtu.be/onpG3iVLiOg


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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 11:36:34 PM »
 :hiclp:  Green with Envy  :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  Thanks for the Vid to see it working.  It is beautiful!!!

In fact, I am GREEN all over (http://www.gifanimations.com/GA/Image/ClipArt/Cartoons/Miscellaneous/clipart_cartoons_misc_011.gif)  Gorgeous!!!

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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 02:18:58 PM »
Just a question -- does any of it glow under a UV light?   :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Just wondering.... Beautiful, but out of my budget
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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 08:36:52 PM »
Cool link, Bigskyrik!!   :sm:  I wonder if Fratelli Toso made this one.  FT made a lot of fountains in their day.  I hope someone comes along and knows for sure. 

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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 02:52:13 AM »
Hi guys

I would be leaning toward the Frateli Toso side of things also althought, Barovier and Toso also produced stunning items such as these in the early 20th century.  What a brilliant piece!

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Re: Murano Fountain with Neptune and mermaids
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 03:28:59 AM »
Almost unbelievable piece of glass. Maybe it should be in a museum or at the very least a good private collection purely for its unique nature and condition.
Clean and Crisp a Murano twist.
Archimede tops my list.


 

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