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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: lychap on December 16, 2009, 01:26:50 PM

Title: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: lychap on December 16, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
Please can anyone identify this piece of glass. I believe it is 1950s' Murano and possibly Seguso. The bird is made in what I believe is termed Alabastro with mainly blue with pink breast, one of the wings pales to a whitish hue as does the tail and on the back is slightly green. The base is of a tree stump, with applied leaf/berry, the leaves have gold flecks. Stands 10" high.
Not marked and no label, the only thing which confuses me is the large indented, polished pontil which I have not seen on Murano before.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: soledivo on December 19, 2009, 08:43:46 PM
hi lychap,

no disrespect but the pic quality makes it difficult to have a good look. It would be all to easy to say the wrong thing, any chance of some better ones with a view from the back of the figure as well ?
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: TxSilver on December 24, 2009, 01:55:44 AM
The birddoes not strike me as being the style of Archimede Seguso. It is a beautiful bird, IMO. It does look like alabastro to me. I love the colors. Wish I could give some idea of who made it.

And yes, I am back.  ;D
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: lychap on September 09, 2013, 11:36:50 PM
Hope these pics are better  :-*
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: glassobsessed on September 10, 2013, 09:29:01 AM
Looks very nicely made to me. The colours and the way they fade one into another reminds me of a huge tree with nine birds I saw at an auction recently, that had a signature that was either Zanetti or Zanelli.

John
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: lychap on September 10, 2013, 11:14:28 AM
I went to the Zanetti site and I see what you mean, there are similarities, so I sent them an email with pics and asked whether it could be one of theirs, hope I get a response  ;D

Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: glassobsessed on September 10, 2013, 11:24:15 AM
Intriguing, please let us know what they have say.
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: shandiane78 on September 22, 2013, 07:17:19 AM
I would also look at Cenedese for this one.
Title: Re: Murano or not? Alabastro bird
Post by: lychap on September 24, 2013, 11:48:19 AM
Got an answer from Zanetti and it isn't one of theirs, but Damian Farnea who answered my email wondered whether it was a Pate de Verre? bird on glass base.
And...how can I tell the difference between alabastro & Pate de Verre!