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Offline DeanoGlass

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5 large birds
« on: April 02, 2015, 08:18:43 PM »
Hello to all.  New to this forum.

I'm toning down my posting on Muscle Mustang forums, and moving into another love, glass of many types. 

I recently came upon some beautiful art glass birds.  3 similarly styled birds, (the triplets) I think they are "Dino Martens".  Also up for ID are 2 large swans, (the twins).  After exhaustive research, I am now considering that all 5 are "Dinos".  That would be nice, but not necessary for me to continue enjoying these pieces.  I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, where I found a large collection.  The pieces were collected by an older lady who liked the nicer things, making it entirely possible that these birds are "the good stuff.  I'm hopeful.  I've had many of the other pieces ID'd, with many ID'd as genuine Murano, and other noteworthy companies.  I will be posting basic shots of the birds, and am prepared to post any other requested shots.  As the "program would only let me post 4 shots, I posted the four that I have the most questions about.

This is my initial post, but it won't be my last.  All comments are appreciated, I can take the bad news as well.

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 10:36:18 PM »
Hello Deano and welcome to the board. If you want to add more images you can simply reply to your own post and add 4 more, and so on. :)  But, we do prefer that each item is a separate topic please, that way we don't get muddled as to which one we are discussing, and it also helps us "file" the topics in the correct discussion forum after they've been identified. Hope this helps. :)

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 12:11:29 AM »
Ok.  thanks for the tips.  I appreciate it.  I'm starting off with my most burning question.  I am fairly sure the lined one is a Dino Martens.  Many other "Dino" tendencies lead me to believe the Swans are "Martens" as well.  I hope to get that question out of the way fairly quickly, then there won't be this kind of question to be answered involving 3 pieces.  I can run separate threads for each of the birds after classification.  I also have another line in the water, so to speak, trying to find out who made these five.  When I find out, I'll pass it on.  Hopefully this thread could end up being classifiable as "Dino Martens".  That would be nice.  Some more comparative photos.

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 07:35:35 PM »
I suspect the stripey one is actually modern Chinese and possibly the other two with him. The striped ones are found in every "antique" centre, but they are new and generally misidentified on a well known auction site

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 09:47:51 PM »
Cool. thanks, not ready to concede.  Thanks for the opinion.  I've has some strong signals about the triplets, so I'm still working it, the swans, i'm not surprised.  Thanks.

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 10:13:34 PM »
Hi Deano,

I have moved your message to the general Glass forum so we can get a wider audience for views.
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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 05:34:02 PM »
The white stripey one and the blue are likely Murano. It's the triplets that are Chinese - not Dino Martens

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Re: 5 large birds
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 10:07:59 AM »
As an avid collector of glass animals and birds, I am very much in agreement with Christine about the 'triplets'.

I have seen these over and over again  being described as Dino Martens, whereas in fact they are most likely Chinese.

That said, I collect Chinese glass birds, not this type,  but the little 'Feathered' ones, and they give me a lot of pleasure.
My only objection being that they are misrepresented either intentionally or innocently by sellers, so if these give you pleasure and sit well in your collection, then enjoy them for what they are.  :)
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