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icedgold10:
How much does a chip on the nose of a Murano Picasso face devalue the piece?  I saw one for sale locally for a very good price.  Wasn't sure if it destroyed the value or just reduces it.  The piece still looks amazing.  Thanks.

chopin-liszt:
If it's a scarce and good piece, damage will reduce the value quite considerably, but not completely.
Often the only way mere mortals can hope to own top quality work is if it has been reduced in price by damage!

TxSilver:
Murano glass buyers are strange animals. Unless it is rare, even a little damage can reduce the value to near nothing. It is not that the value dips that much on paper, but almost no one will buy it. The good thing is the person buying the slightly damaged piece is buying it for themselves and not for resale.

Do you know who did the face? That will be what determines if it retains any value. (Appraisers say a small chip takes 25% off the value. That may be so, but it becomes very slow to sell, so it is hard to say.)

chopin-liszt:
The ball's in your court, really. If you think the price is good and you can handle the damage, because it's a piece you want to live with, perhaps you can negotiate an even better price...  8)

But as TKSilver says, finding out the maker would help you a lot in deciding.

Artofvenice:

--- Quote from: icedgold10 on December 01, 2012, 02:10:47 AM ---How much does a chip on the nose of a Murano Picasso face devalue the piece?  I saw one for sale locally for a very good price.  Wasn't sure if it destroyed the value or just reduces it.  The piece still looks amazing.  Thanks.

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Can you post a picture of this chip?
Not always, but sometime it is possible to polish a little bit the surface (it is normally a very reasonable cost).
Consider that often the new pieces, just made, pass by the coldwork studio to clean7fix the surface and some details.

Sincerely

Alex
www.artofvenice.com

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