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Malta Glass / Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on February 16, 2018, 03:31:26 PM »
It's the special tiny features, like the spots of the silver reactions suddenly disappearing under other bits of glass, that make it. All the different, three dimensional layers of different things happening, that all change when you turn it around.
I love it.  ;D
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on February 16, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »
Hadn't noticed that John but it's not very good is it. They are just rammed on over the body
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Glass / Re: Is this vase,artdeco?
« Last post by lwerk on February 16, 2018, 02:27:15 PM »
Thank you very much!

The vase is not that heavy it `s only 250 grams!
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 02:25:31 PM »
A feature of both these birds that is interesting is the manner in which the tails are attached.
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Malta Glass / Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 02:20:45 PM »
That is the vase that started this thread (nearly four years ago now), I agree it is particularly fine example with a good combination of amethyst and blue glass, the addition of a little silver chloride spices it all up nicely.
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 02:14:04 PM »
Another bird, this one for sale in a local charity shop, I am confident this one is Chinese judging by the Millefiori used - they are also found in Chinese made paperweights.
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Malta Glass / Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on February 16, 2018, 12:27:07 PM »
My hands are itching to get hold of the "small" one, second row back, left-hand side, again. I know it's not small. I know how good it feels.
That piece was the highlight of last November, for me. I liked the bigger one very much too, but that one has something extra special about it.  8) 8) 8)
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on February 16, 2018, 12:21:22 PM »
Your rooster has copper aventurine and really the only thing that should be termed aventurine when talking about glass to avoid confusion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldstone_(glass). It is/was used in Murano but mostly by Nason. Unfortunately the Chinese are very generous with it in their "murano" glass

Gold leaf is what normally appears in true Murano animals and their colours are also less vivid. I can't see anything that looks like gold in your rooster; I think it's just the way the aventurine shards have been worked
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by Doc on February 16, 2018, 11:54:34 AM »
hmmmm.
I had to look up aventurine but there are actually 2 types of gold coloured flecks in it.
One a flat solid that looks like gold leaf (going by pics I searched, a lot like aventurine) and a speckled gold that looks like aggregate.
I thought he looked quite old. He came from an estate auction.
I dont know much about murano so I will head the superior knowledge on this board :)
Thanks for having a look.
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on February 16, 2018, 10:41:32 AM »
That was my thought too
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