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westred's loves17 of 40Huge 6" Robert Eickholt "Moon Jelly" Disc Paperweight/Signed /1990This one really is Murano - a Seguso alabastro swan
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    Posted 10 years ago

    racer4four
    (620 items)

    I actually don't own a lot of Murano but of course this is my favorite colour so I like this one!

    So now antiquerose and Icollectglass are casting doubts on my calling it Murano which is OK!
    They are working hard for me helping find out what it is - thanks guys!

    *****UPDATE******
    One of my glass FB groups showed a piece the same as this but in neodymium glass.
    It has a sticker "Viartec THF Made in Spain" so now I am happy to attribute this glass to that manufacturer.
    I have found no information about this company to date.

    Height 260mm (10in)

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      May the hand reach out to you in thanks...
      Vet Mike Phil
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 10 years ago
      Neat...........

      I would not have guessed Murano with the arms/fingers like that. I would have thought Chalet Glass, Lorraine Glass, AltaGlass, or even Chantili Glass which are Canadian Glass.

      Not sure if Viking glass did something like this or not ??

      Live and learn.........Sure would have fooled me LOL
    3. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Hey Rose I really am not totally sure this IS Murano. The only ID I was given was from the seller who had a huge (100s!) collection of Murano bowls and he was sure it was. I know that is not a proper ID, but I have not seen anything like it elsewhere.

      When I checked other makers the important thing I noticed was they were all clear cased. I did find some similar Muran IDed pieces but they were red.

      I'm happy if you can direct me elsewhere!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 10 years ago
      Hi......Yeah, maybe try Deborah here at Chalet Art Glass and just see what she says IF she has any idea, or thinks it is Canadian? Never hurts to ask....

      http://www.chaletvintageartglass.com/


      .....OR you can join this forum to and see what they think/feel there. I belong there too.

      http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php

      Worth a shot -- as this kinda confuses me, but then I sometimes AM confused a lot........LOL
    5. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      I don't know who made it but quite beautiful , the shape and color !
    6. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 10 years ago
      the base looks Murano but the leaves...arm...whatever they be called look thinner than Murano do...and quite stunning too...I've seen a lot of Murano but there is too much of the stuff to even guess...it would surely be very early...
    7. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Thanks Mani and Anne and Rose.

      I'll agree that I'm not really sure who made it but that it is very appealing!
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 10 years ago
      Hi, I did find something similar here -- BUT grain of salt as it does NOT have a sticker on it. So I just hate to say for sure as anyone can say anything about what a piece of glass may/may not be.

      Anyways, try those above links I mentioned for an ID. In the meantime I did find this, but no label -- so still a ????

      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALTAGLASS-FREEFROM-ART-GLASS-GREEN-WHITE-VASE-MID-CENTURY-ALBERTA-GLASS-/261487051095?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3ce1d7c157


    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 10 years ago
      Hi icollectglass -- I am a member there too, and I am pretty sure this piece posted here is not Murano Glass IMHO.

      See this post:

      http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=4603
    10. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Maybe it's......Japanese!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      No in all seriousness I am happy to have suggestions.

      The Altaglass post looks close Rose but I'm not sure about the colour and the arms aren't quite right...but it's certainly on the list.

      I know 0.0000 about Tiffin so can't disagree Icollect!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      See update.
      This is from Spain by Viartec THF.
    13. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Thanks Cindb! Fantastic isn't it.
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 10 years ago
      I love your description "alien fingers"...That's exactly what I would imagine they would look like! LOL! This is really nice, great color.
    15. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Cool, thanks Sue!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 10 years ago
      Yeah *##*@@ predictive text!
    17. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      So WHEW....See your Update at top. So confirm Not Murano Glass.....

      I think ALTAGLASS ( Canada ) also made some things like this too. ( OH NO, here we go again.....LOL )

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/565835140654018846/


      .....and see this piece here ( **something similar** ) with a AltaGlass label ( scroll down ):

      https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/listing/127462602/vintage-art-glass-vase-art-glass-candle

      Just something to keep aware of for Shapes and stuff like this -- That is all.

      ;-)
    18. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the revisit and the links.

      I have a poor copy of a photo here with the Viartec labelled one and I am pretty sure they are the same. I remember there had been some discussion in the group about THF Viartec and even the Spanish collectors knew little about the company apart from the fact they are now defunct.
      Pity, it's great glass.
    19. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Oh your mostly likely correct on the ID -- but just wanted to point out the other one to keep in the back of a person mind.......since your over-the-pond from me.....LOL

      Just met a Canadian Aussie here the other day -- They been here for 5 years and Love it. Just stay in when it cold they said.....and NO real weird bugs here....LOL
    20. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      Hi Karen, did you see that I found out the swan was by Viartec as well?

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