I thought I should post this on the Message Board, since I think it is a bit disconcerting....
I do not know how many of you are collectors of older Salviati and Artistica Barovier, but I have seen already 2 auctions on Ebay and 1 website with New "Classic" Murano pieces.
At least on the website they do say they are selling reproductions, but the pieces that are being copied are some rare pieces that I have seen on the Salviati books by Rossella Junck. Some with Seahorses and multiple dragons and swans, which to the inexperience would look to be the real thing.
I mentioned I saw 2 auctions on Ebay already of similar items that I think are being sold as the "old" stuff, while they are just reproductions. I am afraid that as people catch on, they will exploit the new pieces and sell them as old for tons of $$$.
I did notice that the colors being used, at least from the pieces at the website (which are sold as repro's) are extra bright. So this can be a sign that the pieces are repros.
I am wondering if anyone thinks the new items should be made at all? Personally I dont think they should.