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Offline casalibre

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Saint Louis or Murano ?
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:45:44 PM »
On eBay runs:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221185093577
I vote for Murano!
Any opinions?


Offline Nick77

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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 02:55:43 PM »
Murano for me too, a very nice murano but not St Louis.

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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:23:33 AM »
Murano all the way.


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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 07:24:57 PM »
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The seller keeps re-listing this weight. I have told him twice (in my best French) that it is a (very nice) Murano piece.  I have offered to get a second opinion from the Director of the Saint-Louis Museum, Bertrand Feuga, whom I know well.  No response.

I don't think the seller is interested in an accurate attribution - but then, there are plenty of people out there who are not!

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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 07:40:24 AM »
The seller wrote me:
"You know absolutely nothing.
Your little small collectors club did not afford the sulfide St Louis where your denigration of the sulfide.
First buy books from St Louis, learn to identify the crystal by radiation and after you and your little club of amateur collectors come and see me to give you some lessons on Baccarat crystal, St. Louis, Clichy, Sèvres and Murano.
AMATEUR SUNDAY."
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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
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Offline Nick77

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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 12:19:25 PM »
Some sellers just don't want to know, I had a similar response from this seller when I politely told her this was Vasart/ Early Strathearn not Whitefriars.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160974633820?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m159.l1634&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2661

She told me after pretty much saying that I and everyone else that had told her the same could *****, and that she had a receipt that said Whitefriars and that was what she would sell it as.
I did reply and sugggest she go back to where she bought it and ask for a refund but that didn't go down well either.

I think this is now the third time she has re listed it although Isee she does at least now state she "thinks" its Whitefriars.

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Re: Saint Louis or Murano ?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 01:27:42 AM »
I don't even bother anymore. People are happy when you tell it is something better than they thought but don't do anything to change postings when it's not what they thought. Most not all were this way. Plus educating people not interested in collecting only makes the chance of a deal that much less.

 

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