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« on: June 22, 2006, 06:14:06 PM »
Hi Everyone,
Thought we would get a little different interaction here for a while, so lets see what has been your best Murano Bargain!

2 of my best bargains would be buying a Murano bird on Ebay for $15+shipping, that turned out to be an Irridescent Barovier & Toso Pheasant, signed underneath! and the other buying a Cornucopia vase for about $65, which turned out to be signed Venini Murano Italia underneath and by Bianconi!

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 11:31:04 PM »
Hi Javier,

Well, the Seguso cornucopia I bought for $AUD 45, and the little bowl was $AUD 10 - I don' t know how much of bargains they were.

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2006, 01:38:06 AM »
Good idea, but how about some pictures!!! 

I'm afraid I don't have much to add to this, because I overpay for just about everything I buy.  I'm exiled here in Minnesota, a glass wasteland.  I think my presumptively Bianconi Venini clown decanter may qualify for this topic (assuming that is, in fact, what it is), $100 from a "clown collector" in Iowa.  Here's my prior posting, for those who haven't seen it yet: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3921.msg30572.html#msg30572


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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 03:45:39 PM »
Hi Javier, this is a really tricky one for me because I haven't a clue about Murano values however that pink Barovier & Toso aventurine shell thingy you ID'd for me the other day only cost me £5 (I'm assuming it's worth a bit more than that!) - my daughter loves it because it's pink (typical girly girl) so I'm keeping it for her.


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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2006, 05:23:28 PM »
Well, I don't have a 100% ID to say it definitely is Murano, but ....
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2384   :D
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 08:38:11 AM »
Quote from: "Pip"
....that pink Barovier & Toso aventurine shell thingy you ID'd for me the other day only cost me £5 (I'm assuming it's worth a bit more than that!) - my daughter loves it because it's pink (typical girly girl) so I'm keeping it for her.


For £5 thats a great buy!
You cant buy one like it in the US for less than $100 or more.
At least from Ebay, if its described accurately.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 09:29:57 AM »
My best Murano bargain would still be my Salviati birds.  I was going to sell them, but I just can't bring myself to...yet!  They're beside the TV in the sitting room and I really love their fluidity.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1495

Good luck on the Venini attribution Leni...looks like you've gone as far as you can with tracing it...if Venini aren't sure, who will be?!  :x
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006, 09:47:29 AM »
Those are astoundingly gorgeous, Max, well done!

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006, 10:11:48 AM »
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Those are astoundingly gorgeous, Max, well done!


Thanks Cathy!  I don't know if I'll ever be able to sell them, and there's very few pieces I can say that about.   :o  :D
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006, 04:57:58 PM »
Thanks Javier - that's great - I'll keep it well out of my daughters reach for the time being!  Max, those birds are divine - I can totally understand why you'd want to keep them, I bet they’re lovely to handle.

I have another Murano bargain to add to this thread (assuming it's not a Chinese copy) - hubby bought it just a couple of days ago and I posted a query in the main glass section earlier today asking for an ID - Pete has already kindly ID’d it as a Carlo Moretti Satinato vase.  It was priced up at £2 but the shop was having a half price day so only wanted £1 for it  :shock:

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