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I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« on: October 12, 2011, 12:45:34 PM »
I just love this one

Murano millefiore duck, approx 5 1/2 inches or 14 cm tall - slightly wider.

Beautiful gold colour throughout, even the feet!

Bought from Design and Arts in Germany so I think it will be Murano as advertised , but no idea of maker or age. Any ideas or comments welcomed  ;D

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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »
Hi Jak,  what a gorgeous duck.  My first thought was Fratelli Toso.....the detail and the sumptiousness of all the gold makes me think that.  I wonder what Anita thinks?  Have you had a look in her Zoo to see if there is anything similar?
You are right about D&A,  I would trust their attribution.  I have also seen these in frosted glass...this may sound odd, but they actually look lovely and the frosted glass softens the millefiori and gives it a lovely satiny feel as well.
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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 11:42:41 PM »
The millefiori looks like Gambaro & Poggi. I haven't seen this duck before, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is theirs. In fact, I would be surprised if it wasn't them. It looks like so many of their millefiori pieces. I checked the canes against G&P pictures I have and each one of them is correct for G&P.
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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 12:53:37 AM »
Thanks Anita and Rosie

Rosie - sumptuous is the perfect word for her. I have pored over Anita's Zoo often recently and don't think there is one there like her - or the other two ducks either.

And thanks Anita for the Gambara and Poggi name. I have just looked at their website and stretched my one term of Italian language study to the fullest - until I noticed the Union Jack flag denoting an English language version Doh!  I just woke up- not had breakfast yet - that is my excuse.

Beautiful stuff. I have registered to see their full catalogue.
I might email them to see if they can confirm it is theirs.

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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 09:49:05 AM »
Good morning Jak.....and Anita as well.

Hee hee,  I was going to say Fratelli Toso or Gambaro & Poggi  (honestly Anita,  I really was!!) then I plumped for the wrong one!! :pb:

I think I will have to start learning the 'cane code' for these glass houses, because I really do like Italian glass animals.

Jak,  what a wonderful purchase.....you are one lucky person.  :mrgreen:
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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 11:40:02 AM »
Have looked closely at the Gambaro & Poggi site and although my duck isn't there, there are lots of similarities, so I think you are right. I will email them a pic and see if they can tell me for sure, and also date it for me.

Rosie I am hooked on the sellers; Design and Arts - I want just about everything they sell!  I now have them saved to give me a listing of their new stuff every day! Addicted I am afraid.

Cannot buy much of it - especially with the freight costs, but can enjoy looking

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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 02:07:17 PM »
Design & Arts is someone I recommend very highly. They carry nice glass at good prices. I wish everyone on eBay had the standards that they do. Someone told me they bought out the inventory of Seguso/Cenedese that was in a warehouse (if I remember right).
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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 06:53:37 PM »
Yes, Anita is most likely correct with the G & P attribution.  The gold looks evenly disbursed throughout the piece like their other works and the canes are defined and not sloppy.  Gambaro & Poggi it must be.  Good job, Anita! :hiclp:

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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 08:42:36 PM »
 :cry: Does that mean I sold a Gambaro and Poggi duck.....am I yet again to have sellers remorse?  :cry:
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Re: I've gone quackers! Murano duck 2 - maker unknown
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 09:08:53 PM »
I'm not sure if your duck is G&P or Campanella, Rosie. Both make very similar ducks. I am pulled toward Campanella, but I've been wrong about it in the past. There was a Campanella duck similar to this sold recently on eBay, but I couldn't enlarge the picture to see what the canes looked like.
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