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Two cute birds - Made in China
« on: September 01, 2012, 01:01:13 PM »
I have these two birds, think they are same maker as they look alike - one has brown, red, blue and white striations the other lemon yellow and white - not marked but both have remnants of an oval paper label - My thinking is Murano but posting to see if anyone has ideas, both 2.5" high.

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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 01:24:42 PM »
I believe they might be Chinese Adam.
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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
Ah, now when I look more closely the quality isn't there? They were quite cheap, are the labels generic or can we pin a factory down.

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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 01:42:47 PM »
There's something dinging me memory that these were sold by one of the charity shops as new a couple of years ago...  labelled as Chinese... anyone else remember them?


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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 02:16:51 PM »
Labels mean next to nothing anymore when it comes to Murano/Chinese...not since 11 to 14 milion glass objects were found (number depends on which report you read) in Venice warehouses 5 years ago that carried Murano labels in Chinese shipping crates. Since that time here in the U.S. even good Murano prices have plunged significantly. Currently we are now dealing with Deco McKee nude triangular vase repros coming from China in Jadeite & Black. Ken

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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 11:01:13 PM »
Hi Adam, I can 100% guarantee they are Chinese. 

I have a large collection of them and some have their labels on....Oval, 'Made in China'. 

Pretty feathering effects but neverthless Chinese. 

I have a posting here on the board somewhere discussing them, I will see if I can find the link.

In the meantime here are some of my collection with an IOW intruder!!
Rosie.

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Re: Two cute birds
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 10:29:28 PM »
Thanks Rosie - Yours look lovely in a group

Adam

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Re: Two cute birds - Made in China
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 10:37:27 AM »
HI

It is indeed unfortunate that the Chinese knowingly copy brand on the planet that has been a success.  Unfortunatley for them, nothing matches the quality of authentic Murano Glass regardless of how hard they try.  You cannot mistake the skill of a master glass blower who has earnt the title of Maestro over at least 15 years minimum.  I am contstantly bombarded by the Chinese trying to get our business to sell Chinese knock-offs and I won't touch them with a barge bowl.  If collectors wish to go this way, that is of course their choice.

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Re: Two cute birds - Made in China
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 10:42:53 AM »
 :)

The important thing to remember about glass is that no matter what you call it, it IS exactly what it is.
A good piece of glass is always good, a bad piece always bad.
When you hold a bit of glass - that bit IS it's own unique self.
And if you like it, that is all that matters.
There is good Chinese glass, there is bad Murano.
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.

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Re: Two cute birds - Made in China
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 11:26:03 AM »
Hi Sue

I totally agree.  What gives people pleasure is their own choice so purchase, relax and enjoy

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