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Offline scavo

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art glass or trash tray? Murano good or not so good?
« on: September 04, 2011, 01:14:34 PM »
This ash tray seems to fall short for quality of swirling gold pattern on the high end Murano stuff (sorry don;t know correct term).

Base a little rough. From what I've read on other threads could suggest American?????

There is also a small bubble on inner surface of the bowl. All things together suggests pretty low quality item to me. An online purchase - none of the these mentioned in the blurb.

Comments? please ....


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 01:49:07 PM »
What do you mean by base a little rough? I would have said Murano. Quality is variable; Murano is not all high-end stuff.


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 02:01:09 PM »
The base isn't ground or polished. Rough- not polished or ground. Sorry, I really don't know the terms.


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 02:04:26 PM »
I would agree with Christine, looks to be Murano to me. From what i can see it does have a fair bit of wear to the base (I believe it is a polished base) which would suggest it has a bit of age not the it is badly finished or that its American.
Its probably from the 1960's, and personally I think it looks to have reasonable quality with the gold adventurine detail

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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 02:12:24 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts ...
I'm pretty sure the base is not worn.
The finish is pitted and even has slight look like plaster of paris that has gone off in a bag.


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 03:09:08 PM »
Handmade glass is likely to have bubbles in it, so unless the seller is being really fastidious in their listing or if the bubble is burst at the surface then most sellers won't mention one little bubble.  Your piece looks reasonably good quality with the gold leaf in it and not low-end at all.   :)

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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 08:03:09 PM »
hummmm, the bubble is right in the centre and very close to the surface.
I've left it too long to do anything about it now.
I need to have a go at photographing the base again in sunlight without flash so I can zoom right in. It isn't wear on the base it's a part of the production, 99.99% sure of that.


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 08:07:49 PM »
It could be a Murano second; the gold is rather blobby.


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 08:15:38 PM »
It could be a Murano second; the gold is rather blobby.

that is what I was thinking. Maybe I should start smoking again?


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Re: art glass or trash tray?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 04:49:22 PM »
globby looking aventurine ...
http://retroartglass.com/gallery/3qf.6,141/Murano_art_Glass_by_Venini_1950s_Italy.html

If this is Venini, then could mine be the same?

 

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