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Offline KevinH

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An Original Creation by K B - Made In Italy
« on: July 04, 2006, 04:07:58 PM »
Hi folks,

The title of this message refers to a blue and silver label that is shown on a couple of Murano paperweights discussed in the Paperweights Forum:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6187.0.html

I am sure I have seen the label in a message somewhere in the GMB and I thought it was in the main Murano Labels thread (with images now in the Yobunny Gallery), but no luck there. General searches have been unsuccessful.

I think it's an importer or distributor label, but I have no idea of who the "by K B" could refer to or when they were active. Could somebody please take a look at the message in the Paperweights forum and comment.

Thanks.
KevinH

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 09:29:15 PM »
Kev I'm pretty sure the KB was either an importers or maybe even a retail label. I've seen it on Fratelli Toso pieces in the past including some of the later millefiori vases.
Hope this helps a tad.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006, 05:11:17 AM »
Hi KevH,
I've also had some very nice Barovier & Toso pieces with the label, but I dont know when they stopped using those labels, or if they actually are out of business, or have just kept going through the years.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006, 03:52:09 PM »
Thanks for the comments.

From a response in another message somewhere (can't locate it right now) I have now also seen examples of the KB label on weights in an online store. I have emailed the store owner to ask if they know of any info on this label.
KevinH

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006, 05:32:00 PM »
Can we keep this discussion in the one place please, gets confusing.

Here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6187.0.html

If you disagree, we can swap over and unlock this and lock the other :wink:
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