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Offline atruheart

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Have a Glass bird I could sure help with is it a Murano? tia
« on: April 28, 2006, 06:35:23 PM »
wondering if you lovely people can tell me for sure if this is Murano? Also what name of bird would you call it? It is heavy and has copper colored aventurine swirls inside. Measures approx. 7" in H.
tia
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 02:39:48 AM »
Shooot...Im sorry will this pic of the bottom help? and the piece is approx. 7-8" in H.

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 08:08:01 PM »
I'm thinking Italian/Murano or Chinese.  I'm also thinking it's a relatively recent or new piece.  

Can anyone tell me, what's the conventional wisdom on the base being NOT polished?  Does that automatically disqualify it as being Murano?  If not, does it signify that it's made by a low-quality producer?  A Formia bird I posted last week doesn't have a polished base, but is (in my opinion) very high quality.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 08:55:33 PM »
Irrespective of the base, I don't think the features of the bird are either clearly enough defined, of abstractly stylised enough for it to be one of the better Murano workshops and if it is Murano, then likely to be a more recent generic piece.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 11:54:26 PM »
Thanks! respect your thoughts! :-) So Murano but probably new...it's ok I bought it for my research purposes and didn't pay too much. Just leaning about Italian glass and Newer art glass.

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 08:24:25 PM »
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conventional wisdom on the base being NOT polished

In vintage Murano, conventional wisdom is that it indicates non Murano production ....
In contemporary and new Murano it could well just be than indication of cost-cutting or could indicate production elsewhere (outsourced) and served up with a Murano label. We know this happens. We just don't know to what extent.....yet.
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