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Offline stew2u2

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bought this on a whim i can remember seeing something like it before but did not know where. i have looked online and in my books and the only name i can find is dino martens. i would be very greatful if someone could confirm or point me in the right direction please.
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 12:01:41 PM »
I think these are by Formia, Murano.  Not 100% though I expect someone will be able to confirm or deny.  :thup:
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 12:34:02 PM »
I think these are very modern and appearing in every "antique" and gifty centre with a variety of different friends.


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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 01:08:25 PM »
thanks for looking and the info
When i looked at it and saw the dates for dino martens i thought it looked to good but you do get them looking new sometimes. do you think it is still murano but new
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »
It's true Christine I've seen them too.  I did wonder about them but thought I'd seen this shape as Formia on here....although I couldn't find it.
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 01:45:04 PM »
I don't think they're Murano.


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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 04:50:32 PM »
I've been meaning to photograph the modern ones for some time...I'll do it next time I see them.  It'd be good to have a record of the different shapes.
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 08:47:45 PM »
Have a look at this  thread stew2u2, it might help.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42496.0.html
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 10:39:39 PM »
Sorry, but the bird is Chinese. They made a lot of different pieces with this filigrana pattern. Still pretty.
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Re: murano dino martens glass bird paperweight conformation please
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 10:59:50 PM »
I'm sure you are right Anita,  I haven't read it all through again,  but I think that was the conclusion we came to with that thread. But as Anita says, some of them are pretty and do seem to sell reasonably well.
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