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Author Topic: Sold as Murano, is this true?  (Read 2082 times)

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Offline Jeroen

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Sold as Murano, is this true?
« on: January 26, 2006, 11:15:10 PM »
Hi everyone,

Today I've bought this glass vase, the shop owner told me it is Murano.

I've searched all over the internet but I can't seem to find any objects that look like the one I bought.

Does anybody have any information about this vase?

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5060/000000069bf.jpg

(sorry for the not too good looking background :D )

Thanks in advance!

Greetings,

Jeroen

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Sold as Murano, is this true?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 12:19:46 AM »
Hello Jeroen,
Thanks for your post.
Can I ask that you try and resize the photo?
I tried to open the link and it took a really long time, and it stoped loading half way. I think if it was much smaller it ould be easier to see.
Thanks again,
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Offline Jeroen

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 12:45:11 AM »
I've resized it, sorry for the inconvenience.

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6042/000000068ks.jpg

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Jeroen

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Sold as Murano, is this true?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 06:42:19 PM »
My first instinct is not Murano, what sort of age wear is there to the base, it is conceivable that it could be 1930's Murano, but with the colouration and style I suspect Bohemia area.
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Offline Jeroen

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Sold as Murano, is this true?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006, 01:08:50 AM »
I don't know what wear to expect from a thirties' Murano vase... I'm kinda new to glass objects :oops: ...

If it would be a Bohemian area piece, how old do you think it is?

I've paid fifteen euro's, is that too much?

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Jeroen

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006, 07:59:17 AM »
It is a nice vase, as far as I can see it was made quite recently in Romania, and 15 Euros is a fair price.

Offline Jeroen

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006, 10:48:32 AM »
Thanks everyone!

I still can't seem to find anything that looks like it. I've spent hours googling but no good results turned up...

Ah, well, I keep trying!  :)

Greetings,

Jeroen

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 09:34:47 AM »
I would suggest you ask someone who knows about Whitefriars glass, perhaps there is a section on this web site - they are well known for using the teardrop motif and there are also a couple of good websites devoted to this - google will bring them up!  I am not saying that this is Whitefriars, but it would be a good area to explore - hope that helps!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 10:08:28 AM »
The WF 'teardrop' range dates from 1900 and 1932 (as far as I know).  I don't recall seeing a teardrop in this vivid cobalt blue before.  It looks modern to me too.  :)

If you want to see WF catalogues, www.whitefriars.com is a good place to start.  :D
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