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Offline johnfandmaryp

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Is this figure Venetian glass?
« on: December 19, 2006, 05:51:13 PM »
The gold specks in the clear glass make me think this figure could be Venetian glass. Can anyone confirm or otherwise ID it? Many thanks, John.
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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 07:47:05 PM »
Most definitely yes.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 09:00:28 PM »
Very many thanks Ivo. Must be getting a bit better at this now  ;D
Cheers, John.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 09:03:06 PM »
Franco Toffolo was/still is making these in Scotland. Not sure if his had gold specks or not.
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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 10:46:51 PM »
Thanks Frank. Do you know how long he's been making them? This one seems to have a bit of age to it. Also wondering about the colours ~ this one doesn't seem as colourful as the others I've seen on the internet.
Thanks again, John.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 10:04:25 AM »
Probably a long time.
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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 04:58:52 PM »
Thanks Frank. Will see what I can find out. Cheers, John.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 02:25:28 PM »
Hi again Frank,
I have tried to find contact information for John Deacons, but they all seem to come back to this board! Also, I don't seem to be able to IM him from here. You wouldn't have an address I can use, would you?
Thanks again, John.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 02:27:08 PM »
Forgot to say that I've found a postal address, but wondered if there was an email one that I can use.


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Re: Is this figure Venetian glass?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006, 04:06:35 PM »
I can't give out email addresses, particularly as he does not use his own, you will have to write.
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