Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!

Author Topic: Are these Murano?  (Read 1164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline whitefriars 007

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Are these Murano?
« on: November 29, 2006, 10:45:02 PM »
Any idea of the maker of these items would be very much appreciated thank you, Approx 2.5" tall and just under 3" across.
 

http://i11.tinypic.com/2nqz7mx.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/29becfr.jpg



Regards
Trudy :)


Offline Pinkspoons

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2993
  • Gender: Male
    • UK
    • Wilson & Coleman
Are these Murano?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 11:28:37 PM »
I'm sure I've seen some very similar ones with 1950-1965 Holmegaard labels before, but I think a lot of factories have made similar pieces and if they were Holmegaard then they'd likely (but not necessarily) be signed.


Offline Cathy B

  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 2767
  • Gender: Female
    • The Crown Crystal Glass Company of Australia
Are these Murano?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 12:41:52 AM »
Hi Trudy and Nic,

In addition to Nic's info, I'm sure I've seen a similar design, same colour, with that generic red foil export Murano label - which concurs with Nic that there were probably many factories doing the same sort of design. You might like to copy the request to the Murano board.

All the best,
Cathy.


Offline whitefriars 007

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Are these Murano?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 06:41:05 AM »
Hello Cathy & Nic

Thank you very much for your comments very much appreciated  :)

Regards

Trudy


Offline Ivo

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 7457
  • Gender: Male
    • old website
Are these Murano?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 07:36:51 AM »
In addition I may add that very similar items have been made by Sasaki of Japan, by Leerdam in the Netherlands and by Rigolleau in Argentina, so the chances of attributing these with any certainty have just gone down.
Ivo
► BLUE HENRY ◄
 New Book: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Blue Glass Sputum Flask

all texts and pictures (c) Ivo Haanstra.


Offline whitefriars 007

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Are these Murano?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 12:40:06 PM »
Has anyone looked closely at the small uniform controlled bubbles in WF's pattern number 9777?

http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=1013


Regards
Trudy


Offline whitefriars 007

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 69
Are these Murano?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 05:15:59 PM »
I posted the pictures of these vases/ink wells? for a friend. I notice he has now posted them on the Whitefriars site and it is looking as if they may be Whitefriars. Thank you all for your help. :D

http://www.whitefriars.com/isit.php

Regards
Trudy


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 11117
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
Are these Murano?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 06:38:14 PM »
Nobody's voted yet  :shock:


Offline vidrioguapo

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1178
    • England
Post subject
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 09:09:27 PM »
Hi, well even though a respected member of the W/F.com site has voted them as early William Wilson, I have my doubts.  Those very small round bubbles are not in the Wilson style.  I have lots of William Wilson glass - the real deal - and all the bubbles are usually more elongated and spiral around the glass.  I stand to be corrected, but at the moment I am not convinced.  Emmi


Offline Pinkspoons

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2993
  • Gender: Male
    • UK
    • Wilson & Coleman
Are these Murano?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 10:41:28 PM »
I'd be cautious about putting them down as WF too, considering how well documented WF patterns are - and if they have indeed popped up in a variety of colours, as mentioned on WF.com,  then they'd almost certainly be in the catalogues.

 



This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand