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Offline bat20

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Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« on: March 08, 2019, 12:50:26 PM »
Hi,this fish is 9" tall fairly dense with a slight lustre,it seems to have genuine wear to the base.This isn't my area really so any help gratefully received,thanks.

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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 03:00:35 PM »
Not the right colours for Mdina. The red is out of place, the blue is the wrong shade.
And the lustre isn't right, it's too shiney.
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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 11:43:39 AM »
Thanks Sue,i wonder if it's safe to say murano then?

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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 12:11:45 PM »
Doesn't look like Murano glass either to me

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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 02:15:20 PM »
Maybe not having a quick look at Great Barrier Reef of glass fish!,I'm moving on.Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 02:43:36 PM »
It is a nice one. The colours remind me a little of Karl Weidmann's work, but I am not suggesting for one moment that it could be, especially not with that very shiney lustre. (or the "ropey" trail which is reminiscent of some Mdina)
I tend to associate that very shiney lustre with Boheman glass, although this might be Japanese too.
It could come and live in my bathroom.  ;)
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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 04:14:35 PM »
I wouldn’t rule out Murano completely, I had a seal made by Vetro Eseguito with the same lustre finish and that rear fin looks remarkably similar to the ears on V Nason elephants. I wouldn't mind it in my bathroom either! ;D
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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 07:34:13 PM »
Penelope re Vetro Eseguito

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/152009-murano-labels

" ..... The last, is probably the most confusing as much of it is written in Italian. It reads "Vetro Eseguito Secondo La Tecnica Dei Maestri Di Murano", which translates to "glass was made according to the technique of the masters of Murano". You have to admit though, it looks awfully fancy. Obviously, all of these are meant to deceive. Unfortunately, it's not enough for us to be able to identify the glass alone, as there are many good quality pieces coming out of Asia, Venezuela etc. ..... "
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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 07:41:23 PM »
Don't ask me about Murano.  ;D
It's such a big and complicated field, I ran away without even peeking at it.  :-[

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Re: Murano/Mdina glass fish?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2019, 01:48:17 PM »
Is that the outline of a square sticker in the 3rd picture of the base?
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