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Offline kennyg

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Murano Glass Dog?
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:21:12 PM »
She's 7" tall and 6" long....anyone recognize the maker?

Thank you!

Ken



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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 06:04:40 PM »
I suspect it's unknown. But that looks like uranium glass to me.


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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:08:49 PM »
The dog is a familiar style - I've seen these in neodynum glass too, but I don't think a maker has been pinned down.
There's an image of a blue one on p.57 of Nigel's "Glass of the 50s& '60s; A Collector's Guide", from the Miller's series of Collector's Guides. Only id'd as Murano.
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 07:12:45 PM »
I knew i'd seen something similar somewhere Sue!   :thup:
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 07:16:58 PM »
It's rather distinctive, isn't it, Max? Not something you could miss if you tried!
The fringe bits remind me a little of somebody's massive neodynum horse head which was posted here a while ago. (sorry, can't remember much about it - not my area and I didn't like it, so I didn't persevere with reading the thread).

There's on a little bit like it on the Miller's site. (I think this one is a devil-dog. It looks quite evil.)

http://www.millersantiquesguide.com/items/33667/1950s-60s-murano-glass-scottie-dog-with-black-glass/
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 09:56:13 PM »
I saw a white one of these from an Italian seller about 6 months ago. He had it down as Martinuzzi from the 1940's. Might be a start even if not correct.

I was actually going to buy the dog but unfortunately it went out of my price range at the time.


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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 05:43:28 AM »
I don't think anyone knows who did most of these dogs. I have a feeling that many companies did their own versions. Archimede Seguso may have done the original dogs, but they were distinctive with their long noses and hanging heads. Trying to find attributions on them is very difficult if not impossible, so most just call them Murano glass. ICET does some of them, but they are easy to pick out. Yours looks like Murano glass to me.
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 09:55:15 AM »
There have been a few listed on ebay the last couple of weeks , at least one listed as Toffolo i believe it said signed ? i  must have a look at completed listings .  :-\


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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 02:47:20 PM »
I saw those on eBay, but I don't remember if any were signed. The Toffolos of Murano do/did lamp work. Cesare, who still makes glass, does elegant forms unlike these dogs. These dogs look like furnace creations to me, so I wouldn't have even considered the Toffolos. There may be a Toffolo I haven't read about, however. Maybe the one that set up shop in the UK? I don't know a lot about him beyond the human figures they made.
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 03:04:27 PM »
I only know of Franco Toffolo - (who has been in the uk - at Caithness here in Scotland and latterly, in retirement, with Willie Manson and "a Scottish Glassmaker", also in Scotland) but he is now fully retired and living in England. I know his work can be very exhuberant, and that he has tremendous skill, but I never considered him for these dogs. Never say never, though!
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