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Offline tam bam

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Re: request for date on Murano dish
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 08:12:37 PM »
Exactly,  I think I have some info on my home computer regarding Murano furnaces and if I still have it I will post it.  I sure hope I saved the site so I don't have to search for it again.  It took me two days just to find the right info. 

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Re: request for date on Murano dish
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:02:20 PM »
sorry, this bowl doesn't seem to have any inclusions of ash that I can see  -  there are, however, quite a lot of extremely small randomly occurring bubbles in the glass.    It seems that these can be felt more on the underside of the glass, but I might be mistaken.  It's just possible that there is some undiluted colour in one or two very smallish areas of the main rim (unless this is possibly the ash you mention).   

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Re: request for date on Murano dish
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 09:04:48 PM »
Hm-m-m-m-mm-m....I think there are some of mine that have Ash in them...and those are not Avem, but FT.  Does that make a difference at all as to date, too ??

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P.S. - One question though, does your bowl contain some black ash specs?  Mine does and depending on if yours does or not may helps us pin down if your piece was made in the prior to the 1960's. 

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Re: request for date on Murano dish
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 09:19:23 PM »
It is common for many glass companies to have ash specs in the glass.  My Dino Martins lamp has some on it and I know for a fact it was made in the 50's.  This doesn't just apply to one particular company.  Honestly, I like seeing the ash specs in older pieces.  It tells me the piece is legitimately old.  I also have a SVdA bird with ash specs in the glass. 

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Re: request for date on Murano dish
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2011, 03:17:05 PM »
I looked on my computer at home last evening and I hate to say but I didn't save the article I found on Murano furnaces.  It talked about the history of the furnaces and how they use to operate and how they operate currently.  It was a fascinating read and I had to dig really deep just to find it and I guess I thought I saved it for future reference, but I guess I thought wrong.  I'll see if I can find it again.  It also talked about when most companies in Murano switched to gas furnaces and I believe it stated that most companies converted to gas in the 1950's and some in the early 60's.  This is why a lot glass pieces have ash specs in the glass that are older pieces and why you don't see the ash in today's pieces.

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