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Title: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: Mister Loco on January 13, 2012, 09:31:09 AM
Hello.  We're going to back to Venice in April and are staying on Murano this time.  Obviously, we'll be visiting as many glass shops as we can and hope to bring back a nice piece or two.  Does anyone know of any any shops selling older (50's/60's) secondhand glass anywhere in Venice?  I've been there a couple of times before and don't recall any or have I just not been looking hard enough?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: Wayne on January 13, 2012, 12:21:15 PM
There are at least one or two, or there was about 5 years ago.  I'm afraid I don't recall the name or where they were exactly, we just came across them while wandering through the wonderful maze of streets.  I think they were somewhere between San Marco Square and Rialto Bridge, if that helps.  From what I remember they were a bit of a let down though, quite small, with not much stock, and VERY high prices.
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: langhaugh on January 13, 2012, 08:44:58 PM
I think I was in the same two as Wayne. One was owned by Rosella Junck, http://www.rossellajunck.it/venice_murano_glass/PUBB.asp?lingua=uk

And one was between the Academmia bridge and San Marcos Square.  Both were very expensive. The latter one was my favorite as the owner, a very knowledgeable gentlemen of at at least 75, gave me tour with translation done by a young assistant. I'm not at home right now so I can't locate the name (the store doesn't have an Internet presence). I'll look it up when I get home in February. I remember a fabulous Dino Marten's Oriente piece, and my favorite, a slightly irridized Scarpa bowl that I was determined to buy until I found out it was €12,000. Call me cheap, but....

Enjoy!

David
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: flying free on January 13, 2012, 10:18:52 PM
But wandering through the outer streets further from the centre a few years ago, I did come across a very small antiques shop packed to the gunnels with stuff, where I bought a pretty small oil painting and some old Murano glass chandelier drops (that was all that was affordable in the shop) - again I'm afraid I can't remember where it was, but it was certainly not dead near the square.  Last year I came across none though - mind you with two kids in tow I wasn't exactly looking for glass shops  ;D
m
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: rocco on January 14, 2012, 10:38:47 AM
There are some fleamarkets in Venice (professional dealers: Campo San Maurizio; non professionals: Mercantino Via Garibaldi, Polvere di Ricordi, Mercantino dei Miracoli), several times a year.
Here (http://venedig-ebb.blogspot.com/2011/01/termine-ii-2011_20.html) is a link to a German site where the dates are listed for 2011, sorry, couldn't find the ones for 2012.

I was once by accident at the Via Garibaldi fleamarket, which was really nice and not too expensive (but that happened some time before I was addicted to glass :))
Via Garibaldi is one of the nicest places in Venice anyway...

Michael
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: daniel2002 on March 06, 2012, 11:07:22 AM
Thanks for that info, that's brilliant.
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: MuranoArtGlassChandeliers on March 17, 2012, 12:24:55 PM
Hi Everyone
There are very few second-hand shops in Venice as they just cannot compete with the furnaces active on the islands (of which there are also only a tiny number). 
Dean
Title: Re: Secondhand Glass Shops In Venice?
Post by: Artofvenice on March 19, 2012, 04:15:15 PM
Hi, you can contact Giordana
She has a small shop in Dorsoduro 3276/A, very closed to Ca Foscari University (and very close to my home  :))
This is the telephone number
Tel. 041 5287896 Fax 041 5287896

She's very expert.

Sincerely

Alex
www.artofvenice.com (http://www.artofvenice.com)