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Offline Shawna

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Murano glass ID
« on: November 21, 2012, 07:43:10 PM »
I have a small ruby colored glass tumbler that has a 24K gold border at the top and gold drizzles all around the exterior of the glass that are raised above the glass.  It has been passed down from my great grandmother and my mother told me it was Ancient Murano and was priceless.  I am trying to find out what type of glass it truly is and if her statement is even some what true.  Does anyone have any knowledge of a glass like this?  I can post pictures if needed.

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Re: Murano glass ID
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 08:09:53 PM »
Hi Shawna, you'll definitely need pictures for somebody to be able to assist.  Try to keep your pictures to the size allowed ) max. size 125 KB per image) .  I'm sure somebody on the site will have the knowledge to help identify the glass.


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Re: Murano glass ID
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 03:53:58 PM »
Thank you Neil,  I will post pictures next week as soon as I can get them.  The glass is locked in a safe at my brothers house!


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Re: Murano glass ID
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 04:10:04 PM »
here is a picture


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Re: Murano glass ID
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 04:40:03 PM »
here is another view of the glass


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Re: Murano glass ID
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 05:41:31 AM »
It does not ring a bell immediately as it is a rather simple tumbler in terzo fuoco technique - aka high rise enamel and gold. The time frame would probably be 1870s tnru 1910_ish. It could br Venetian - but doesn' t have to be.

I have seen similat things at Lobmeyr  Austria and at Dorotheenhuette in Germany .  In the lattr case it was a tea service for some moroccan despot.
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