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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 09:06:48 PM »
Well spotted Greg  :hiclp:


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 10:12:47 PM »
Unusually the label has a big letter 'N' on the left hand side but the label has faded on the Ebay one like it does on many others.


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 10:23:57 PM »
The label says Veritable Opaline de Murano.  Does this mean it's a Murano piece rather than Empoli?  or is that just the 'name' of the company as it were.
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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 12:05:35 PM »
Thanks all, that's helpful info.

Just found a label where the letter 'N' on the left wasn't faded. I understand that the letter 'N' is likely to stand for 'Nason'

Looking at 'V Nason & Co' I gather they traded under the names VNC and 'Veritable Opaline' up until the late 80s, which would tie in with the label.

So likely to be have been produced by V Nason & Co, under their previous trading name of 'Veritable Opaline', some time between 1970 and 1985.

The web is certainly a wonderful resource!

Thanks all.

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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 12:37:10 PM »
Even better  :kissy:


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 02:13:59 PM »
excellent  :sun:
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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 08:35:10 PM »
I don't think David was 100% certain that it was a V Nason label.

Just to confuse us, there's a label printed with 'Veritable Opaline Florence', and that label is the same shape as the 'VB Opaline Florence' labels. Both labels are currently unidentified. They probably just used the same labels as i'm sure if VB Opaline Florence pieces were by V Nason they would have used the Murano name, probably.  :thud:


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 10:27:38 PM »
Thanks TC -Its certainly a minefield! - So likely to be by V Nason, although not definitive.  :-\

The Florence labels are certainly another confusing factor, as you suggest, lets hope the omission of the Murano name on these suggests they aren't by V Nason!

Its a shame that V Nason are no longer in business as it would be well worth an email to try and definitively attribute these labels. I wonder if any other manufacturers / competitors would recognise any of these labels, that's if their still running!

Thanks for your thoughts.

Greg :)




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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, 06:30:34 PM »
I'll move this over to Murano forum and see if we can catch the eye of one of the Murano people.


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Veritable Opaline de Murano ?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 07:02:16 PM »
I just did an image search for "veritable opaline murano" and there is a diamond shaped dish/ashtray, black with copper aventurine, part of the Avventurina range by V Nason if anyone knows what I mean by that, and it looks to have the label mentioned here, "Veritable Opaline Murano" with the letter N.

Trouble is, it's a small thumbnail, and when I click it, the page that it is on has updated, and the pic is no longer there.  I've had a quick look around but been unable to find it, and have to go out now.  Just thought I'd mention it in case it helps, as it would confirm that this label is actually a V Nason label.

This link *might* show it  :X:: [Link]

 

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