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Author Topic: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label  (Read 757 times)

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Offline Fuhrman Glass

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »
Skill is definitely a prerequisite for any glass production. I've seen some molds that even in the same factory could only be made by a unique "shop" of men. Other molds have been moved from one factory to another and have proved to be too much of a challenge for one over another. LIkewise, the design of the molds is very important, not every mold shop is equal to others. Some molds if made wrong will not support decent production. I know, I own some =that I bought when some factories have closed. In addition, the person ion charge oif doing the batching and the melt is crucial. Making some of these phosphate and fluorine glasses can be difficult to me3lt for decent production.

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 11:22:47 AM »
I'm positive we have archived a highly detailed description of mould-blown glass-making from a former Davidson's worker, Adam.
I can remember reading it with my chin bouncing off the floor. :)
It's difficult and complicated and requires a great deal of skill.

Found it. It's well worth reading all of Adam's comments here, if you have an interest in mould blown work. He's a wonderfully clear and descriptive writer too. :)

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,570.0.html
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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 05:55:25 PM »
Thanks, Sue.
VERY interesting.

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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2017, 06:52:22 PM »
 :'(
It's just a real shame the diagrams vanished, but Adam's writing is so clear you still understand what he means. :)
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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2017, 04:20:00 PM »
Completely different cat, I think.
Look at the faces. This Toso one is more cartoony and evil in it's facial expression, the first one is demure and much more cat-like.
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Re: Opaline opalescent Pressed glass cat figurine with Murano label
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2017, 06:59:21 PM »
Absolutely not the same, but at least we've got  Pressed Murano Cats in the crosshairs
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