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Author Topic: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish - ID = Vetreria Artigiana Aldo Bon  (Read 1660 times)

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I caught this 15" 2 1/2 pounder recently. Elsewhere I've had lots of advice as to who didn't make it but no positive ID. On first seeing it I thought Flavio Poli or Mandruzzato but I can't find anything similar. Has anyone got an idea? It is made up of dark green, light green uranium and clear glass.
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 11:27:09 AM »
I think this may be Formia Murano because of the way the eye and fins are formed and they did make Sommerso glass.
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 07:25:24 PM »
 :) I suspect it might be a nothern or southern whale dolphin.
The face and head are very dolphin-like and the northern and southern whale dolphins don't have dorsal fins.
The lack of dorsal fin confused me a bit, so I had to check if any dolphins don't have them - those ones don't. ;D
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 08:51:43 PM »
Thanks Sue, I don't think it's a dolphin because the tail is vertical not horizontal to the body and you can also see the bones of the fins. I can't be sure what type of fish it's supposed to be but it may be something in the tuna/mackerel family. Regards Nev.
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 08:56:22 PM »
 :-[ I should have stayed quiet!
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 08:59:49 PM »
We can't know everything about everything! :)
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Glass Fish
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2022, 01:01:32 PM »
Just bumping this as Wayne has a labelled one on his website. Made by Vetreria Artigiana Aldo Bon in the early 1960's.


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