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Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:17:12 PM »
I could use some help with the ID of this cat figurine.
It has a Murano label (which is certainly not put there afterwards) on the bottom and is made of pressed glass.
The color reminds me of Sabino.

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 06:34:21 PM »
It's hard to tell exactly what it is like with just one photo, taken from just one angle.
It does look a little like cat figurines made by an american company called Mosser, and I've searched under images to try to find an opalescent one, without luck.
You could try searching yourself, and see if what comes up looks the same as your cat.
(you might have to insist your search engine puts the double ss in the middle, it tends to default to Moser, a completely different glass company.)

I would personally be suspicious of a label reading "Murano glass" on any pressed piece.

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 07:11:22 PM »
Thanks! I'll dig.
I've also seen Fenton cats, but they all have another face. And they are sitting the other way round. :)
And we have that label on the bottom of mine ....

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
The label is one I'm familair with, although I don't know if it is attached to a particular maker.
I just cannot think of one single pressed glass maker in Murano.

But this is not my area of glass!
There are plenty of other people here who I am sure will be able to help you a lot more than I can.  :)

Thank-you for posting your great images directly to the board. It's much appreciated.
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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 07:38:55 PM »
Thanks again, chopin-liszt.

This is what I found @ pressed Murano:
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-murano-pressed-glass-chess-set-by-6013731-details.aspx

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 08:28:47 PM »
That surprises me, thank-you for teaching me something! ;)
As I said, I'm sure somebody else can help you a lot more than I can. :)

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 02:16:23 PM »
I found a few examples of pressed glass in the corners of Murano (esp in the age of internationalisation) but they are very few!
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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »
You found them too, Jay?  ;)
I have only seen Cesare Toso's dogs and a chess set and up to now.
I don't know if these figurines are made of pressed glass:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Murano-Alabastro-Opal-Glass-Art-Glass-Greek-Figures-by-Cesare-Toso-amp-Labels-/191600710125

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 02:49:49 PM »
What's confusing me is you are both posting the same photgraphs of the same cat.
It's not two cats, one from each of you.
(I get confused easily.  :-[ )

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 02:56:18 PM »
it's MY cat, chopin-liszt!
But I talked about it with Jay. Didn't know he would post my pics here.

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