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Offline SaintB

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« on: February 25, 2007, 04:22:13 PM »
Hello:
I was recently bought some glass while visiting Murano and I think I've developed a little bit of an addiction. I am hoping that someone might direct me to an Italian- Venice based website where I could purchase some items online.

I am from Canada but currently am living in Europe until the summer. As a result, I am eligible for VAT refund when I leave. So my specific question is, do you know where I could buy direct from glass makers of Murano without going through a middleman or importer?

Secondly, when I was in Venice I saw the stunning gates of the Peggy Guggenheim musem which have scores of fist-sized glass rocks which are weaved into the iron. I am contemplating making a similar gate formyself when I get home. Of course I would need first of all to be able to source a place where I could buy these glass rocks. Any suggestions are very welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 05:21:44 PM »
Secondly, when I was in Venice I saw the stunning gates of the Peggy Guggenheim musem which have scores of fist-sized glass rocks which are weaved into the iron.

I'm afraid I can't help you with any of your questions - presumably you've done a search for Murano online shops?  Also have a search on this site - I'm sure there are a few online Murano sellers who frequent it.   I really just wanted to agree with you about the brilliant gates at the Peggy Guggenheim museum and, of course, the museum itself - I had a great time there when I visited and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the island (my mother set off one of the alarms in there inadvertantly which was funny also!).

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 05:47:46 PM »
Hi,
One of our members, Alex, has a Venice based shop and a website for buying:
www.artofvenice.com
I also was given a card from a lady, in a shop in Venice, when I bought some pieces last year. They wrap extremely well too!!
www.venice-2000.com
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 02:24:36 AM »
Are you looking for new or vintage Murano glass? Any particular artist or type of design?  That will help you narrow your search.

Laura

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 08:54:52 AM »
I am contemplating making a similar gate formyself when I get home. Of course I would need first of all to be able to source a place where I could buy these glass rocks. Any suggestions are very welcome.

I am sure that you should be able to get help in such a project from a glass artist local to you.
Frank A.
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