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Murano & Italy Glass / Reminder: re identification requests
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 05:04:50 PM »
Hi all, I'm finding requests for ID for items we don't know are Murano in this forum. Can I just remind everyone that if it doesn't have a label or signature and you want to know who made it (i.e. that it isn't cast iron guaranteed known as Murano-made) then you should post it into GLASS not into this forum. Thanks!
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Red hot vase ! Murano ? Venini ?
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 05:02:43 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Juggling Clown
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 05:02:29 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Murano
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 05:02:07 PM »
Glass / Tall blue vase with colourless casing and six amethyst prunts
« Last post by Helen W. on Yesterday at 05:02:05 PM »
Hello everyone  :)

This is my first post here, and the first of several ID enquiries concerning both newly acquired and longstanding items in the collection I've built up with my husband over the years.

This vase came from an antiques centre in north east England, just a couple of weeks ago. It was in a cabinet of Bohemian/Czech glass of various periods. I've attached photos, but I apologise for their low quality. I have a very good camera, but I'm not experienced in finding the correct exposure and lighting for glassware.

The vase weighs 1405g. Height is 349mm or approx. 13.75 inches. Diameter at the top is approx. 90mm or 3.5 inches, and at the base it is approx. 55mm or 2.2 inches.

The prunts are flat and roughly disc-shaped, arranged in alternating pairs up the lower half of the body. The point of attachment to the body can be seen as a diamond shape. The amethyst colour has darker-toned speckles within it.

The pontil is ground, polished and signed. I haven't been able to decipher the signature, but there are telltale signs that the glassmaker is a left-hander. I recognise one of my tribe. ;) The initial might be a P, J or I. The surname ends with a W. The initial and the W both bear the typical left-hander's backwards bend on the vertical stroke. I don't know if this observation helps, but thought I'd put it out there.

Thanks for your help.
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Blue Duck
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 04:59:58 PM »
Glass / Unusual small iridescent bowl with handles Enamel also.
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 02:19:24 PM »
Would you class this as miniature 2.5" wide x 1.7" tall minus the bit for the handles?
Unusual little piece seem's good quality thinking bohemian the glass is sort of Opalescent with a iridescence similar to WMF myra with the tiny texture's the base has an unfinished pontil scar which not sure why maybe due to size ?
Other point i think the handles may have come right to the base of the foot but have been chipped off as they are slightly sharp sadly.
Thank you for looking. :)
Glass / Vase maker ID: help needed
« Last post by DorienL on Yesterday at 01:08:31 PM »
Who can help me identify the maker of this blue-white vase with inverted bubbles? It is signed (in Czech, Russian, Polish?), but still I am not able to trace the (name of the) maker.

The vase is 25,5 cm/10,04 inches high and 11 cm/4,33 inches wide. It is numbered/dated: 49/250, 1995. Any help or tips are welcome.
Glass / Blue Duck
« Last post by carlovision on Yesterday at 10:00:51 AM »
Anyone have an idea as to how common or not this swimming blue duck may be?

Who do you suppose the designer may be?

What is the workmanship called in the body with the placement of the feather-like latticino white glass?

6" long, head is 4" high and tail is 3" high. 649g.

Love to find a mate for him/her.
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