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Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« on: August 07, 2011, 03:01:57 AM »
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After a little rough start to today, I decided to buy myself a gift.  I have been admiring these for a while, and the guy is selling his building so the price went down on these.  Please tell me they are Murano  :X:  ......I am not sure who as I have not seen any like this.  I would *** guess Barovier ?  maybe ?

Anyways they are between 6.5 inches and almost 7 inches.  There is gold foil in them, and they are just clear glass/foil/green glass/ and a iridescent to them. The Green has NO glow to it (rats  :cry: ) but I checked.  Pontil scar on the bottom, and a different base from my other figurines (2) here.  Anyone have any idea on the maker or the age.  The Price tag at the store just said the price, and called them Art Glass from the 40's BUT I do not think they are that old.
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Any info on these would be Greatly appreciate.  I really like them!!!  I hope they are Murano -- and that I do not have any more bad days here ... LOL  :thup:

I think I got a Good Deal on them !!
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 04:44:35 AM »
** Some bigger, and (maybe) better pics ?  :X: Can you see the iridescent in these??

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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 06:39:14 AM »
Yes these must be Murano - with al the gold dust in them. Whodunnit is another matter, of course.
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 08:09:03 AM »
Yes these must be Murano - with al the gold dust in them. Whodunnit is another matter, of course.

Thanks Ivo  :kissy:

I have been digging ( ...and digging, and digging .... ) here.  These are the only things I have found (kinda) (maybe) similar - if not at all, as I dunno what to call these.  So just trying simple google words.

Here is some other glass things that Kinda ?? have the same finish ??, and the glass figures in the one link kinda has a similar base -- but this is just my digging around looking for other (http://www.gifanimations.com/GA/Image/Icons/Camera/cam13.gif) pictures of some sort:

Here, figurine - base similar
Here, Glass Elephant
Another Figurine
Glass Donkey

That is all I have found (so far) with kinda that type of finish --  (http://www.gifanimations.com/GA/Image/ClipArt/Cartoons/Miscellaneous/clipart_cartoons_misc_010.gif)  I am still hunting
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 09:26:35 PM »
Yes these must be Murano - with al the gold dust in them. Whodunnit is another matter, of course.

.....and just wondering (silly question) as not sure if I ever asked this -- but is the Gold Dust ever *Real Gold dust* in item?   

Sorry if a Stupid question... :spls2:
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 10:35:50 PM »
Scroll down to number 2 on this list Rose.  Although these are candle holders, they look very like the same maker.....problem is, they don't say who made them, but you could ask!!!

http://www.burchardgalleries.com/auctions/2001/oct2101/oct2101r.htm

Have a look anyway, see what you think.  :sun:
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 12:51:11 AM »
Rose, I wondered if your figures might be either Seguso or Archimede Seguso because of the color and finish. The figure at Molta Bella is a Seguso one, which reminds me most of your two. I would say that it is the best guess. The size is right, too.
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 06:28:08 AM »
The gold is real gold, but the quantity used is tiny as a little goes a long way. I think they use gold leaf and the heat causes it to look like a powder,


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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011, 01:36:14 PM »

Thanks Txsilver, and Lustroustone for your responses.

I have been digging (just about all night here )  :sleep:  Would this finish be called *Iridato* ??  As I found this one on Ebay with the same kinda looking glass, but I do not know.

**Here is the Link, Ercole Barovier



Rose, I wondered if your figures might be either Seguso or Archimede Seguso because of the color and finish. The figure at Molta Bella is a Seguso one, which reminds me most of your two. I would say that it is the best guess. The size is right, too.


Also I had read on Trocadero that less detail in a face means that they are older?  Does anyone know IF this is true or not? 

**See the info here (Molta Bella):

The glass Figurines I have --almost have a *haunting* look to them because of the finish.  The more I look at them, the more I am falling in love with them.  I got the 2 of them for $100  :thup: which I think is a good deal, and I am (very) happy with that price as I know they were more before, as I saw them about 2 years ago in this Antique store and almost bought them then.  I decided to go see IF they were still there, and sure enough they were.  They were priced at $120 for the both and upon talking to the owner he is now selling his building (so stuff has to go).  I asked for the best price they could give, and they knocked off $20 -- so I took them.

I am so Glad  ;D they were still there !! :smg:

Anyways, anyone know if this is Iridato finish ?? , as I have found on the Net --- and IF older glass figurines have less detail in the face?

Thanks  :kissy:
:fwr: Rose
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Re: Just tell me these are *MURANO FIGURINES*.........Please ??
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 06:37:43 PM »
Iridato means iridescent

 

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