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Offline Simone

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 12:03:50 AM »
all Murano? I do think YES
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2006, 01:23:43 AM »
Hi

I wouldn't ID 1 & 2 as ashtrays - these are called 'Zanfirico' items.
 
They were mostly decorative trinket dishes - many companies from Venini all the way down to modern Venetian ventures made these - I don't know the company that made either of yours.
 
1) Shallow bowl and the more desirable I think, it is beautifully crafted.
 
2) I have a few of these in many shapes, the pontil is usually roughly snapped off on old and new - the blue colour is very attractive.

(http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/3017/latt2copy6xl.th.jpg)
From my own collection

3) is Murano even though it could be taken for Czech - the colours and the form are a give away - I have a similar one but with a silver Murano Importers label only - this shape goes in all sizes and all directions LOL
 
4) Looks like a nice controlled bubble ashtray - smooth base, well made, I love the way a bubble has been placed in each applied holder.
 
5) The rough base worries me, even the cheapest Italian glass is usually well finished - this could be of Eastern origin.
 
So I think two 'Zanfirico' dishes, two Murano ashtrays and something from Eastern shores.
 

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Offline Simone

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2006, 03:18:08 AM »
Thanks for that info. They were all pretty cheap, and very pretty, but are a Godsend for someone who needs to put things somewhere.

Why are 1 and 2 called Zanfirico? Is it the latticino stripes?
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 03:38:50 AM »
Latticino or Filigrana (stripes) is what I know it as - that is not a direct translation though LOL

My translator gives me 'Zanfirico' back when I put it in

Adam P
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