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Offline adriana

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Italian glass help, please?
« on: December 13, 2006, 08:15:26 PM »
The first is a very cool lamp; check out the ribbon and the bow!  The glass alone is 11 1/2" tall.  I'm hoping for a positive attribution, if at all possible!
Next I have these six tumblers, each measuring 4" tall and holding eight ounces (I apologize for the American measurements!).  If they are recent imports, that's fine.  If not, I don't want to risk damaging them with every day use.

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Re: Italian glass help, please?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 10:40:10 PM »
Hello Adriana,
I dont think the tumblers are Murano.
There are a lot of Pulegoso (bubbled glass) coming from all over.
I have seen similar ones with Mexican labels before. I actualy bought a larger blue pulegoso vase about a year ago, but when I saw it in person the quality was too far from what Murano pieces look like.

On the other hand, your lamp looks like a real Murano Pulegoso piece.
Looks early in style, maybe 40's.

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Offline Artofvenice

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Re: Italian glass help, please?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2006, 01:14:02 PM »
I agree with Javier.
The lamp is at 99,99% Murano. Impossible to tell who is the master glassmaker, but for features, style and colours it was made here in Murano. If it would be of actual production I would tell "Geremia" of BMC factory.
The drinking glass... who knows? May be yes (I saw something very similar in a small unknow furnace few years agoo), but it can be made everywhere, Mexico or China as well.

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Offline horochar

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Re: Italian glass help, please?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 02:10:35 PM »
Not to be a contrarian, but the tumblers really look to my somewhat untrained eye like vintage Murano, maybe even one of the better makers (AVEM, Seguso) who worked in pulegoso.  Whoever made them (Mexican, Chinese, or other) would have not only been very intentionally mimicking vintage Murano glass -- pulegoso and murrines -- but would have taken the unusual step of innovating.  I personally haven't seen this combination.  Low-end copycats always lack artistic inspiration.  Has anybody ever seen this combination or something like it, on bona fide vintage glass, which would (paradoxically) support the assumption of new and cheap?  Or is my ignorance showing concerning combination and use of classic techniques by low-end producers?

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Re: Italian glass help, please?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006, 02:48:59 AM »
The tumblers are definitely chinese. I can recognize those canes anywhere.
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Offline Leni

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Re: Italian glass help, please?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2006, 11:58:48 AM »
Those canes are available for sale on the internet, as has been discussed in a previous thread, therefore in theory they could have been made just about anywhere in the world!   

However, I have seen (and made a video of) tumblers very like these being made in Murano a few years ago.  I don't think it's possible to say where these particular tumblers were made, unless the maker decided to mark them or put a label on, which, since they are not exactly art glass, they have clearly decided not to do. 


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