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Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« on: May 21, 2011, 01:43:42 PM »
Hi bought this recently- just thought it was cute. Seller said it was 1960's Murano. I know nothing about Murano

- When it arrived I found it was neodymium glass.

It is 24 cm or 9 a half inches  long beak to tail tip. 8cm or 3 inches high at head.
has quite a bit of wear to base - a bit hard to photograph it though.

Has funny stubby wings. look as if they have been cut off, but there is no roughness at all, beautifully finished - I'd swear it is how they were made.

So what do the experts think? is it Murano? and is it possible to date it and name a maker? Any advice welcomed.

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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 01:26:42 PM »
Looks similar to Cenedese Antonio Da Ros work to me (but im no expert  :pb:)
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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 02:56:31 PM »
Hi Michelle, thanks for that.
As I said I don't know anything about Murano - I only have 2 other Murano pieces, but one of them is a labelled Cenedese paperweight (with a "bloodspot" ) which has also been possibly attributed (on here) to DaRos - and I did think this looked similar. I will be very pleased if it is.

Thanks for your opinion - are there any other views out there??

Thanks

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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 03:25:17 PM »
Hello Jack....your birdie puts me in mind of this pair of seals....have a look....

http://www.antiquehelper.com/item/341225
Rosie.

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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 01:16:29 AM »
Thanks Rosie - certainly the colours look a match, and there is just a similar feel to them - fairly abstract shaping, as is my bird. Although they didn't sell the guide price was a surprise - I only paid $20 for my bird  ;D  JUst liked his cute face and thought for that price I'd just enjoy him.

thanka for your interest

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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 01:26:19 AM »
Just did a google images search on Cenedese birds and found this

Sorry - thats huge and don't know how to change it. its aflickr photo of a bird in the same colours and the birds face is almost identical to mine. so I am happy!

Mods - any chance of help with the link please?  Also could this be linked to the Murano list to see if any of the"Muranites" know any more??
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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 04:05:17 AM »
Here's the link to the Flickr page directly. Daniel is a member here, but I haven't seen him post much.


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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 09:36:52 AM »
and here is my birds face - close up - looks as if it made by the same hand to me
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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano? - update -
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 12:11:22 PM »
Just an update

I have been bidding on other da Ros Cenedese pieces (unsuccesfully so far) but in the process have been in correspondence with this Ebay seller in Germany - and they seem to be somewhat expert in this field. (does anyone know of them??)  Design and Arts
I sent him a photo of my bird  - here is his reply.
 <<From: email address removed against spammers
To: jakgene ; email address removed against spammers
Subject: AW: possible Cenedese Da Ros Bird - Australia
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 13:28:49 +0200
Hello Jackie.
Congratulations. This is an very rare bird from the Sixties and designed by Antonio da Ros. Made in Neodymium Alexandrite glass and with inlaid glass ribbon. Best regards, Andreas  Team design-and-arts>>

I then asked him if he could point me at his source information or if he could just tell from his experience with da Ros' work.

he replied today: << Hello Jackie,  sorry for coming back late. We are short stuffed because of vacation time. I mean I have seen it in a book but cannot remember in which one.  And we have had it before but only one item, so it is very rare. Best regards,  Andreas>>

So (Mods please) I wondered if this could be moved to Murano and see if anyone on that board may also have seen it before and be able to help me pin point where? I would like to buy the book if it is in one somewhere. Thanks

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Re: Neodymium bird - is it Murano?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 01:18:40 PM »
That's great, Jakgene!!  :smg:  Your bird is wonderful!!!  I would trust Design & Arts' input.  They seem to be a reputable seller and only buy fine art glass (non-tourist type glass).   I would place my bets on da Ros also.   You have another one under your nose the whole time.  I am sure you are floating in the air to find out this info on your bird.  I know I would be.  Congrats to you!!! :rah:   

tam bam

P.S. - I wonder what Anita has to say about your piece. ; )

 

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