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Offline Carterofmars

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« on: October 09, 2006, 02:30:43 AM »


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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 03:42:04 AM »
As I also posted in your thread in Glass: This is a very contemporary China-made imitation of Murano. Not sure if these are made on the island of Taiwan or in mainland China. Your clue to the provenance of these imitations is the brightness of the colors, as in too bright or too overly colorful. Hopefully, you only paid a few bucks for it, as they are mass produced on a massive scale and brought to the U.S. by the thousands by Asian-associated importers. Sold in places like T.J. Maxx, A.J. Wright, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Nana Dollar, etc. in the States.


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 07:18:01 AM »
Hi Carterofmars,

Have a look again at the main board, since there are a couple of people who  disagree that this is Chinese.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 09:27:30 AM »
Have a 'google' for Moretti, or Effetre, as they are now known, canes    :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 12:40:36 PM »
Hi,
during the last two years I have seen several reproduction of venetian glass made in china and always with less differences from the originals, but I don't agree that this one is china made. I think that it was an inexpensive murano glass, made in wide quantities, probably by Campanella or Dipi. Some of those items are so cheap, expecially if you find the right way to buy them, that they can be competitive in price with the imported ones (obviously considering the import costs).

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 05:52:47 PM »
If you want to see the Chinese milefiore and sommersos, seach ebay for seller thewesternart.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 06:41:06 PM »
I love the certificates of authenticity that come with the pieces! All by John Lee.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 03:47:05 AM »
They seem to have an Australian agent. See a1-allgoods and razzelldazzell (same family). No nifty certificates, though. :shock:

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006, 12:36:42 PM »
May be, may be...
A pair of weeks agoon the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, a public istitution in Murano, had to use chemical investigation to understand if a big stock of lampworks were made here in Venice/murano or from China. Due to the absurd quantity of arsenico (I don't know the english word, sorry  :oops: ) they recognize that the stock was from China.
The point is that, in my opinion, Murano glass makes sense if at an high/medium level. The simple and inexpensive works can be made with very very similar features in every country. The plus of Murano is on the pieces made by skilled masters.

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006, 07:45:50 PM »
Not everybody may be aware that there are factories in Murano who produce canes and millefiori or murrine to sell to other glass makers, in the same way as in the ceramics industry, there are print makers who produce "book" lithos and sell these to any number of producers.

I have often wondered whether some Chinese producers have simply gone to Venice and bought canes there.
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