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Offline malc57

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Bowl i.d.
« on: August 10, 2011, 09:06:47 AM »
Hi

Bought this bowl at auction a few days ago and was wondering does anyone know who the designer might be and which area it hails from

Any info greatly appreciated


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Re: Bowl i.d.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 09:24:43 AM »
Any chance of a close up pic of the label?  Also a base shot might help someone to ID it.


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Re: Bowl i.d.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 11:48:54 AM »
I would say Murano on the Yellow Sea or at least mainland Italy. I say two of these in an "antique centre" the other week. They have roughly ground bottoms and a red and gold label that says
Murano Glassware
Crystal Clear
Made in Italy

Whatever they are, they are pretty brand new and only of value as decorative items.


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Re: Bowl i.d.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 12:50:30 PM »
Once again, thank you for your input


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Re: Bowl i.d.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 06:18:33 PM »
My answer sounded a bit curt, it wasn't meant to be, I was posting during my short lunch break. There is a lot of glass masquerading as Murano. Made in Italy invariably means it's almost certainly not made in Murano. It might be made in Italy somewhere but there is also a lot of Chinese glass that is supposedly, according to the label, made elsewhere.

The Muranese are very proud of their traditions and put Made in Murano on their labels. It's a minefield out there because even Made in Murano is no guarantee. The word Murano without the Made in often means it's not from Murano, just Murano-style (if there is such a thing).

These bowls are not badly made but the label along with a base that looks like it's been shown the coarsest grinding wheel (plus the fact that I found two side by side) flash red warning signals.

Pix taken indoors on new phone so a bit wobbly


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Re: Bowl i.d.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 01:59:17 PM »
I have just posted exactly the same item ... so 2 in an antique centre, mine and this ... and crate load more from China! "You wana buy DVD!"


 

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