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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: questglass on December 13, 2011, 09:17:45 PM

Title: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 13, 2011, 09:17:45 PM
I know the bowl is gold fleck controlled bubble.  Does anyone know the maker?
Thanks
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: langhaugh on December 13, 2011, 10:10:14 PM
Definitely Murano, but I'd wouldn't like to guess a maker. Could be a number of companies.

David
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: cubby01 on December 13, 2011, 11:26:00 PM
I agree with David.   I also have a suggestion.  I'm guessing the yellow tint in your photo was not the actual color, probably due to the type of lighting used.  Photo in natural light if possible but when not possible most digital cameras have a 'white balance' selection for different conditions, and many have a way to set the balance for most any kind of light source by pointing at a white board and setting a custom white balance.   Experiment a bit, it will make a huge difference
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: antiquerose123 on December 13, 2011, 11:34:55 PM
 :smg:  Nice Bowl!!

Yes show us some pics in bright light, we look forward to it!!  :thup:
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: TxSilver on December 14, 2011, 02:12:47 AM
Or even easier is to just do a color balance on the photo to correct the yellow to white. This color happens quite often under incandescent light, which is yellow. Antiquerose, would you guess Barbini or Fratelli Toso for the bowl?
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: antiquerose123 on December 14, 2011, 09:49:19 AM
Or even easier is to just do a color balance on the photo to correct the yellow to white. This color happens quite often under incandescent light, which is yellow. Antiquerose, would you guess Barbini or Fratelli Toso for the bowl?

My guess --- I think would be Barbini on this bowl.  Not sure, but since I seem to have a knack of finding FT things -- I would go with Barbini.  Am I close, or not.

.............also sometimes IF my batteries are low in my camera I get a yellow tint to my pics.  Thank Gosh for rechargeable batteries, but I think over time you have to re-place them as just get old too like all of us.

Funny thing ..... I have a chirping Xmas ball here that was my Mom's and she has been gone for 10 years now -- and it is still the original battery from when she was alive.  I think they make batteries to run out now days faster.

Now back on track..............Who is the maker of this bowl?  My guess Barbini   
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: kane_u_pain on December 15, 2011, 09:34:43 AM
Is there a multitube of trapped bubbles in between the clear and white layer???...looking at the third pic...
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 16, 2011, 01:25:24 AM
In reply to kane_u_pain.  First from the bottom it is clear then many multi bubbles are throughout mostly the bottom thickness.  Then the control bubbles with the gold flecs on top.   The control bubbles lie just under the gold flec.   I will post new photo's in outside bright soon.   Thanks
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: langhaugh on December 16, 2011, 06:00:47 AM
Is this the bowl on eBay?

David
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 16, 2011, 10:12:29 PM
In response to post yes it is on Ebay I may have it under priced what do you think David !!  New pics to post in outside light.  I don't seem to know what I am doing wrong when I post a pic?  I downloaded one from another post and used his or hers sizing and they still post small.  Anyone got a clue?  I use the same size and resolution.
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 16, 2011, 10:43:00 PM
I ran across some other pieces on my search.  What about Bullicante being the maker I have seen some others similar?
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: langhaugh on December 16, 2011, 11:53:52 PM
Bullicante is the term for the technique for making the bubbles. It's a nice ashtray, and, while Barbini and Fratelli Toso are definitely possibilities, in the current market $59.00 would be a very good price to get on eBay.  The new pictures are much better. Listing with those pictures might be more successful. Good luck.




David

Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 17, 2011, 01:31:38 AM
I ran across a pdf of the March 2009 Murano Catalog and saw a Barbini bowl differnet color but I believe you may be right.  Barbino or Toso.  Thanks for the info. 
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: TxSilver on December 18, 2011, 02:42:24 PM
I ran across a similar ashtray in my files that was part of a smoker set. The folds were deeper, but the glass looked the same. The set in my picture was Barbini for Weil. So I would say there's a good chance it is Barbini from the early 60s.
Title: Re: New member needs help with bowl?
Post by: questglass on December 19, 2011, 12:09:16 AM
Thanks a bunch you folks everyone says Barbini I believe we have a winner !!  Thanks David and Anita.