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Offline Alsretro

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Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:22:29 PM »
An oddish one to me - I can't work out if this is a dog with a face a bit like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or a horse with a swishy tail and saddle. This is 5 1/2ins long and 2 3/4ins tall and weighs 80g.
Got hints of Pirelli Glass pieces to me but any information or questions as to what on earth possessed me to acquire this would be welcome.
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Re: Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 02:06:27 PM »
Got hints of Pirelli Glass pieces to me
I would say dog, although I like dorse.  It does not look so much like Pirelli to me as it does some of the ones I've seen that claimed to be Murano/Venetian in origin.

but any information or questions as to what on earth possessed me to acquire this would be welcome.
That's easy, you've obviously got the same desease the rest of us do.  ;D
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Re: Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 02:33:15 PM »
It looks like genetically modifed Pirelli - and you must have had your beautiful lady wife with you and simply been distracted, Alister. A perfectly natural state if she is anywhere nearby!
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Re: Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 08:37:14 PM »
That's easy, you've obviously got the same desease the rest of us do.  ;D
Phew - I'm not alone.
And Sue - a certain individual has smiled. Thank you  :)

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Re: Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 11:58:20 AM »
think the makers wife was next to him when making a horse after having an argument  got distracted  went back to it and finished it with a dogs head.

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Re: Lamp-work dog or horse or dorse
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 12:17:30 PM »
Fascinating discussion, interesting item, but not Pirelli.
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