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Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« on: October 07, 2012, 06:11:14 PM »
Sommerso Bird on clear pedestal. Red/pink with yellow, clear crest. 7" high. Was thinking Murano but am not 100% sure. I do take risks I know but that's part of the excitement, quite often I turn up something special so it's worth it. When I do buy a bit blind its usually for pounds, I will only pay big money for signed, labelled or attributed pieces.


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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 07:10:59 PM »
The form looks quite Seguso-ish but can not see enough detail in your photo, below is one of the Luxardo examples.

This pair got the 'full' treatment: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/MiscellaneousGlass#5628382581291330786

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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 07:37:25 PM »
Thanks. Here are some more detailed pics.

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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 08:00:56 PM »
Colour combo looks ok too.  I think Anita's experience would be useful. Have you had a look in the Murano Zoo?


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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 08:11:56 PM »
Thanks the bird you show has a much more sophisticated base than mine. Also mine is joined to the base quite roughly with a tube of glass and leans a bit.

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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 08:23:53 PM »
The base on the 'Luxardo' pheasant was hollow and came filled with wine or liquor, Luxardo was a liquor company, the various animals used were made by Seguso though.

I would not rule out Seguso for yours yet.

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Re: Sommerso Bird. Murano?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 08:26:22 PM »
Thanks John. I just saw the Seguso birds in the Zoo and the Luxardo bottles. No I won't rule out Seguso, you never know.

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