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Offline josordoni

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Shear marks - would you expect them on a quality piece?
« on: September 30, 2006, 12:20:14 PM »
Looking at a large Murano bird at auction today, the Beloved pointed out a very distinct shear mark on the tail, which he thought was a chip.  When I said that I thought it was acceptable, he felt that if the piece had been a quality one, they would have smoothed the mark out.

I decided not to bid in any case, but would that be the case that only the mass produced stuff would have shear marks?


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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 01:53:12 PM »
Referencing my post below, Garage sale find. Fox? Fawn? Rudolph? Who made it?, the tail of the Murano glass critter in question - probably a deer - has shear marks at the tip of the tail. They are smooth - not a chip or chips. Perhaps this was a way of finishing critters by the Muranese glassmakers.


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Shear marks - would you expect them on a quality piece?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 01:54:58 PM »
yes, that is what I thought, but I wonder if it is the cheaper end that would be finished that way, rather than the better quality ones?

All part of the learning curve... :lol:


 

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