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Offline rosecottagesales

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Horse Ashtray - Is this a Murano piece?
« on: October 28, 2012, 10:17:52 AM »
Hello all

I was browsing at a second hand shop today and I saw this rather unusual piece. It looks like an ashtray with a horse? sitting on top. The base could well be uranium but am not 100% sure as I don't have the uv torch to check. I bought it anyway since it was quite cheap. It was over 20cm tall and quite a heavy piece.

I'm not a collector of this type of glass, but I bet it will look great with my other uranium glass. My question is, is this a Murano glass? Would love to hear more about this piece.

Cheers and thanks in advance

Brenton


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Re: Horse Ashtray - Is this a Murano piece?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 10:26:21 AM »
Here are a couple of photos:-

Cheers
Brenton


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Re: Horse Ashtray - Is this a Murano piece?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 03:23:26 PM »
Unusual. Murano would seem a good bet to me.


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Re: Horse Ashtray - Is this a Murano piece?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 03:01:30 AM »
I have a feeling it is Italian, but perhaps not from Murano. It may be one of the Arte Murano type creations.
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