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Author Topic: Vintage Pink Murano in Gold Florentine Base  (Read 303 times)

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Offline kupkake50

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Vintage Pink Murano in Gold Florentine Base
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:32:02 PM »
I just acquired this gorgeous pink Murano Art glass piece which rests in a gold Florentine metal base.  I have never seen a piece of Murano Art Glass with this rough "grainy" finish on the outside. It has it's original sticker which reads: "MURANO - MADE IN ITALY" - Can anyone help me identify what this technique is called, the approximate age of the piece and perhaps the artisan.  ???

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Re: Vintage Pink Murano in Gold Florentine Base
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 07:38:20 PM »
Hello and welcome to the GMB.

I believe the label on your Murano bowl can be attributed to Fratelli Toso, for reference please see the below website for other examples:

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/glass_labels/glass_labels.htm

In terms of the technique, I believe your bowl would fall under the category of overshot glass. Another example by Fratelli Toso in a different shape utilising this technique, can be seen below:

http://www.rubylane.com/item/545225-RL-740/Fratelli-Toso-Overshot-Shell-Bowl

Hope this helps.  :)

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Re: Vintage Pink Murano in Gold Florentine Base
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 10:32:43 AM »
Welcome to GMB.

One web site for identifying Venetian glass techniques is here:
http://www.the-loschs.com/ittec.html

213 images, although some are duplicated due to subtle differences, it is still comprehensive.
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