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Author Topic: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?  (Read 187 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:46:12 PM »
Lots of these around and described as Murano, but I'm not convinced. 
Am I correct in thinking mine at least could be of Chinese origin or maybe elsewhere?
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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 04:55:15 PM »
I remember seeing these with a Made in China label but I don't know if this design was originally Murano and they're copies or just a Chinese production presenting it as Murano, if that all makes sense.

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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 12:35:11 PM »
Thank you Anne ;)  I'll settle for Chinese for the moment.
I'm sure I've seen these, or something similar for sale (new items) in the British Heart Foundation ??? shops in the past. 
Not my cup of tea but I know someone who would love it ;D

 
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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 01:09:30 PM »
I'd go with Chinese. Loads of these used to be found in TKMaxx with Made in China labels on. The plinth is the one I'd expect for that origin.
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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 06:12:56 AM »
I have seen many similar "Koru" which were designed in NZ an Made in China.  The Koru is an important Maori symbol based on young fern fronds.  They all had the block base and so every time I see one I am immediately needing to be convinced it is NOT Chinese.  So my guess is Chinese.  Don't you wish they would properly mark such a well made item!

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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 10:41:34 AM »
They are good quality. They fooled me before I saw enough in TKMaxx. This was before they did really start improving the overall quality, so that didn't help either. ;D
But the plinth is a bit short, really. It's enough to sit on, but not enough to elevate it.
We don't tend to find much NZ glass here.
I do know that the significant Maori and other indigenous designs are precious and very closely guarded, and should not be exploited by outsiders.
I did not know this knot shape was based on one. ???
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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 12:54:52 PM »
I did say similar Sue not identical.  If you look here - https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Koru+Glass+Sculpture&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi97sWMmdbdAhXYF4gKHQ96CqQQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1701&bih=935  -at the end of the first row here you will get a sense of what I meant.  Originally the Koru would have been carved from greenstone in most cases.

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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 01:28:56 PM »
 ;) Similar is quite enough to confuse the ignorant - like myself. :)
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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 01:45:30 AM »
Wilko's had them as well a few years back, nicely made attractive decorative pieces.

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Re: Freeform sculpture - Chinese or Murano?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 09:55:50 AM »
This is mine which I purchased from a car boot sale a couple of years ago. The vendor said that it was her grandmother’s and that she had owned it for a ‘long’ time - it certainly had a few years worth of dust attached to it! I only paid a couple of pounds, so she certainly had no reason to fib. It stands at 15” inches tall and is quite heavy and good quality. I would like to think that it is Murano, especially with the ‘provenance’ but like everyone else, tend to think that it is more than likely Chinese...love it all the same.  ;D
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