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Offline Frank

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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2006, 11:46:40 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2006, 07:57:52 PM »
Maybe it's just me, but I thought this looked more like Chalet glass.

To pick up on Davids point, on the occasions when I've been selling pieces by a specific manufacturer say Venini, or Seguso I've had people say don't you have any Murano, or doesn't it look like Murano. Many times it's easier to refer to something as being Murano when dealing with the general public. The other problem with using specific factories names if the piece is not well documented is that you will almost certainly be told you are wrong by someone. Whilst there are some superb books on the more notable Murano houses and artists, many as yet remain quite veiled in details of their output.
Then when one takes all the generic pieces into account, the more notable studios were often reluctant to put their names to such pieces, although historically many were made as part of the education process or for orders by specific stores.
I think the Murano field although my first love, is quite possibly one of the biggest minefields in glass collecting and certainly prompts more discussion that any other.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2006, 10:00:09 PM »
I hate to say this, but I really don't think it's Italian at all.  I see a lot of this type of glass around here, in the Southwestern United States.  It is from Mexico, and contemporary.  



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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2006, 07:51:21 PM »
In my opinion it is a Murano glass. I have seen so many pieces made with similar style. My granfather had 4-5 centerpieces with that kind of features (as you can find them in every home of old venetian people).
As written in a previous message, they were popular during '50s-'60s, but they are still produced today from pretty commercial and inexpensive (at least for the Murano standards) glassmakers as Formia or Tfz.

It is true too that there are other glassmakers working with that style. I remember to have seen on the web a brazilian glassmaker of "Murano glass",
but I never have seen them in my hands so I can't tell if they feel as the old murano ones or just they look as.



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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2006, 08:09:55 PM »
Hi Alex,

It was lovely to meet you in your fantastic shop  :lol:
Thank you for sending us to the gallery. You were right, there was some beautiful glass on show.  :lol:  :lol:
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