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Offline petet63

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Glass Birds - ID = Chinese
« on: May 09, 2013, 02:33:29 PM »
I have these two pieces that  I can't ID. I thought Scandinavian but turned up nothing. Also been through the Murano zoo and other sites. I have seen a similar piece but that was not ID'd either. (Im sure this will be easy for a certain lover of glass Birds) They are 19cm in height. No marks to be found.  Any Help appreciated. Thanks. Pete
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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 02:37:37 PM »
That matte base looks very like it's a Peking duck  :'(


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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 02:43:11 PM »
I came across one of these birds earlier today virtually identical, although had a small hole in the middle of the base, whilst the rest of the base was matte, the seller also thought Chinese.


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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 02:45:16 PM »
They're also found in black(ish) and white stripes


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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 02:45:56 PM »
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.

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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 02:47:11 PM »
Christine,  you are a tease!!  ;)
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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 03:16:01 PM »
Thanks all, I knew it would be easy for you rosie. In teh other threads it seems I followed the same trail of Formia etc. It is true that the detail is not quite there and I should have realised with the matt base but maybe I just didnt want to see them as chinese. Luckily  they were in my price range lol. You win some :-) Ebay it is then.
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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 03:31:07 PM »
Actually Pete, I think Christine told you before I did!! 

The oval label remnants on the base were a dead giveaway as well as the poorly formed beak. 
These are often listed as Dino Martens, but once you have seen his work,  there is no mistaking it.  :)
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Re: Glass Birds
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 03:49:59 PM »
My apologies Christine, I am very busy and just scanning and typing on quick breaks and have to keep logging back in  :) The way my mind works is that I see something really nice, Dino Martens pieces for example, but never remember where or who, so on seeing these two I thought they were something they weren't. I was getting nowhere and even did the GMB search but didnt get the links you gave me. Learning at a cheap price is good and a little knowledge can sometimes be costly. Fortunately I am not at the stage where I can buy expensive  pieces with confidence and I thank you all for the lessons I get on here.
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