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Offline wolkenreb

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Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow - possible Murano / Gambaro?
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:36:17 PM »
I was wondering if anyone could help me to ID this rather nice duck?  It is a very heavy piece although the body is hollow.  It looks and feels 'quality' to me and I'd love to know more about it.  The body is 6" long.  The base is flattened off (have tried to show this in the last photo).  There are no markings.

Nancy


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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 05:19:10 PM »
I saw a similar shaped duck on ebay uk yesterday with the cut off hollow end , i dont think they ID i will look later . cheers jp  you may find it quicker tho .


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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 05:25:55 PM »
Thanks John.  I'll have a look - couldn't be as nice as this one though!?

Later: I've found the one I think you mean on Ebay.  It is certainly very similar.  It is described as new.  I have emailed the seller to ask if a maker is known.  The main difference is that the one for sale isn't ribbed.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110841444337
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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 07:52:37 PM »
Hi Nancy i believe there was another one much brighter colours tho . it may have finished try completed listings .jp


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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 08:15:41 PM »
Thanks again John!  Found this one in completed listings, made by Luciano Gambaro.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Murano-Glass-Handblown-Duck-Sculpture-Venetian-Artglass-Venini-Style-Collectible-/180838990831?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1ad803ef

The head is shaped differently and again, it's not ribbed.  However, I checked out Anita's Murano Zoo for Gambaro and found 2 similar looking ducks (similar to mine that is, but NOT RIBBED!).  http://sites.google.com/site/muranozoo/birds-9

Maybe Anita will be able to throw some light on this if she pops by.

To the Moderators:  Any chance of the title of this post including 'possible Murano / Gambaro?'
Nancy


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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 09:20:27 PM »
I am scratching my head at the eBay auction. Who is Luciano Gambaro? I know of Mario Gambaro. I'll have to check on Luciano. Can anyone make out the signature on the duck? To me it looks like scribble.

wolkenreb, your duck does look a lot like Gambaro & Poggi's duck except that yours is hollow and ribbed. Rosie knows a lot more about this style duck than I do, so she may be more help. Another company, Campanella, makes a similar style duck.

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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 09:28:25 PM »
I checked the G&P website at http://www.gambaroepoggiglass.com/prodotti_visualizza.php?pos=30 and saw they do make some gold hollow, open tailed ducks. The ones they have on the site are smooth and gold with a murrine. I like the open bill on these ducks. They look similar to yours to me.
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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 09:50:28 PM »
Thanks for looking Anita.  I tried to make out the signature on the Ebay duck but couldn't.

So, I think we can say that my duck is possibly by Gambaro & Poggi. That would be a nice result.  :)

Hope Rosie sees this!
Nancy


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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 10:30:14 PM »
Hello Nancy....I did see it,  and I would definately attribute it to Gambaro & Poggi.  I did see a ribbed one a couple of years ago, and missed the bidding(!), and that had a G&P label on it.

Very nice Nancy....dare I ask, are you thinking of sel........maybe not. :(
Rosie.

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Re: Teal & Gold ribbed duck, hollow
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 10:38:41 PM »
Oh that's great Rosie!  Thanks!  I'm really pleased to have an ID.  Isn't it lovely?  I'll be sure to let you know if I decide to sell - quite probable as no job in the offing! 
Nancy

 

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