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« on: August 30, 2006, 09:54:33 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I know most of you have seen these labels before and have the same question as I do. What is the difference in these initials? Is it meant for a year date? different makers?
I have seen these labels on a few pieces, and all have been different. I have 1 on a Barbini Fish sculpture, another was on a Venini leaf dish, and these 2, 1 from a piece I think is Cenedese, and another with a G.F. label.

I have also seen the initials AB and AQ before on these, along with the ones pictured.

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(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/starAF.jpg)

Anyone have an idea?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 01:43:16 AM »
I don't know the meaning of the letters Javier, but I'm struck by the fact that these are yet more labels with chickens on them... chickens and Murano... what's the link?

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 04:12:17 AM »
You think its a chicken?
I always thought of the center part as kind of star or starfish.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 07:47:23 AM »
I think the chicken appears in other forms, so this modernistic symbol could very well be this. It also looks like a claw gripping a tube at the bottom.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 07:51:45 AM »
Jackie gave the history of the Murano cockerel here

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,4804.0.html

Starfish indeed - your imagination is getting the better of you Javier!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 11:56:48 PM »
Lynne, well done and thank you for finding this link!  I missed Jackie's post earlier so hadn't picked up that there was a rooster connection with Murano's history, but was puzzled by the number of labels I'd seen with roosters on them.

 

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