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Offline johnphilip

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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 04:36:15 PM »
Well i do take ebay attributions with a pinch of salt but thought it worth mentioning .
I have just looked on ebay completed listings , very interesting one guy has sold about 20 of them he says two of them have the Toffolo labels but doesnt show them nos 3208434223192 and 320844707252 there is one from another seller and other items as well listed Toffolo , i just put Tofollo into venetian murano glass . voila Have a look please and comments  . ps  He mentions G Toffolo and uranium or similar


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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 06:37:07 PM »
There's a little about three of the Toffolos at http://www.toffolo.com/en/curriculum_vitae/. Giacoma worked at Venini, so he did furnace work most likely. The son Florina turned to flame work, which Cesare also does. I wonder if Giacoma may have started his own company. I can't imagine someone working for Venini, then making the dogs, though. But who knows.

Franco Toffolo's middle initial is G. This sounds like a mystery that needs to be solved. Perhaps a Toffolo did do one of these dogs and we are seeing a lumping effect that comes from a single attribution.
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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 07:10:40 PM »
I know Franco has about 60 years of experience as a glassmaker - and he is finally, fully retired now. I don't know his actual age. Possibly a lot older than he looks. (He only looks about 60.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 09:54:45 PM »
Anita i am glad you have shown interest maybe we can solve it , i will contact the seller tomorrow to see if he has more info on the labels , you know as well as i do when times are getting tough if an item sells well it can be a Maestros bread and butter  and feed his family till times pick up .  :thup:


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Re: Murano Glass Dog?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 11:30:14 PM »
Some of the dogs look so awful that I have a hard time believing they are anything but pieces made for export. But then someone had to make those pieces, too. The shaggy dogs with the egg yolk eyes are so ugly. Many of the shaggy dogs are masterful and pretty, but some are just dreadful.
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