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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 01:33:57 PM

Title: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 01:33:57 PM
This is a lovely big clear cased Murano elephant, unusually with tusks.
He is approx 10" high and is signed.
Can anyone help identify the signature please? 
I think the second word is Murano,  but am at a loss with the first word.
As always, grateful thanks for any help given.  :)
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: chriscooper on June 19, 2011, 02:45:25 PM
Hi Rosie it reads.... fake murano :ooh:

Chris :kissy:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 02:48:30 PM
 :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: Baked_Beans on June 19, 2011, 02:51:45 PM
 :24:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 02:53:54 PM
Well Mike, that's the last time I help you....and Chris,  you have reduced me to tears....I am devastated.  :cry: :thud: :ac1: :usd:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: chriscooper on June 19, 2011, 02:56:02 PM
While doing a search for 'Silver flecks' this came up now that will bring tears to your eyes :-[

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48267969@N07/4422005435/in/photostream/

Chris :sun:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 02:58:43 PM
That was made by St. John's Crystal, Isle of Man, and I was outbid on eBay for one of them!!!
You see, I know a little about glass........and stuff!!

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/5130702413_4cc8ed5731.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flickriver.com/photos/art-of-glass/5130702413/&usg=__qW9vwxsxJfPuJT77HNz-cWjQzDk=&h=375&w=500&sz=73&hl=en&start=49&zoom=1&tbnid=mSex90VtxieqmM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=211&ei=5Q7-TaGbBobMgQfcv7neCw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dglass%2Bpenis%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1230%26bih%3D759%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=295&vpy=417&dur=47&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=92&ty=126&page=3&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:49&biw=1230&bih=759
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: Baked_Beans on June 19, 2011, 03:06:36 PM
 :24:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 03:08:57 PM
 :bsh: :bsh: :bsh:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: chriscooper on June 19, 2011, 03:09:19 PM
A swan? similar label says it's signed too.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/hand-made-murano-art-glass-swan-paperweight-figurine

Chris
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: art-of-glass on June 19, 2011, 06:38:48 PM
That was made by St. John's Crystal, Isle of Man, and I was outbid on eBay for one of them!!!
You see, I know a little about glass........and stuff!!

Sorry, but I had to get my hands on that!!   :P
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: art-of-glass on June 19, 2011, 07:00:35 PM
The top line of the signature, reminded me of "Zanetti", I think it reads "Zane Murano" maybe??

Luca Zane?

Dan
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: chriscooper on June 19, 2011, 07:16:43 PM
Wipe your tears Rosie, only pulling your leg this link may cheer you up :kissy:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,38595.0.html

Chris
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 19, 2011, 07:46:15 PM
It really is a very nice ellie....not a quickly produced piece at all...good hot working with lots of attention to detail.....I mean it has tusks and not many ellies are made with tusks,  and I have got a few ellies!!
If it is Zane, then I will want to find out more about that maker....
C'mon Dan, you owe me big time!!
Chris....they were tears of laughter....you crease me up!
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: antiquerose123 on June 19, 2011, 07:48:53 PM
Looks like it says "Love    Murano" to me                   :ho: :nk: :thud:  :huh2: :24:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: chriscooper on June 19, 2011, 07:58:21 PM
Sorry didn't reply earlier just finished reading the Ebay link  >:D that's got to be a record  ;D
Did you look at the sig on the vase in the link?

Chris :sun:
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: TxSilver on June 19, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
The top line of the signature, reminded me of "Zanetti", I think it reads "Zane Murano" maybe??

Luca Zane?

Dan

Zane Murano is right. Maybe Alex will be along soon to input a little on the glassmaker. I don't know a lot about him.
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: TxSilver on June 19, 2011, 10:58:28 PM
BTW, if you would like to see your ellie in the zoo, he is most welcome. I just need to make sure Luca is the correct Zane before putting it in there. You know how the last names in Murano can be.
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 20, 2011, 06:14:10 PM
Hi Anita,  :hi: when we are all certain, I will take some nice pictures for you,  thankyou for your help here. How many Zanes are there!!? :o
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 24, 2011, 01:10:39 PM
Are we all happy to go with Luca Zane then?

Is Alex available to help here???
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: Cathy B on June 27, 2011, 04:28:43 AM
Moving to Murano, and bumping so that hopefully Alex might see it :)
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 27, 2011, 07:10:44 AM
Grazzi mille Cathy B!!
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: Artofvenice on June 28, 2011, 02:37:05 PM
Zane is a so common name in Murano... More or less as Smith or Johnson in USA.
Anyway, for sure it was not made by Luca Zane.

Ciao

Alex
www.artofvenice.com (http://www.artofvenice.com)
Title: Re: 'Silver flecks' ellie...Murano, signature help please?
Post by: rosieposie on June 28, 2011, 02:48:25 PM
Hi Alex....great to have you stop by,  thank you....do you have any thoughts on which Zane could have made him.....he has more detail than a lot of Murano Elephants I have bought?