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Put a bird on it!66 of 209 Rare Chalet art glass bowl/ashtray and bird by Gianfranco GuarnieriParakeet Pottery Vase?
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Deano
    (257 items)

    Cute little bird. Been to a lot of shows, don't remember seeing one like this before. No sticker, but the bottom has been covered with a black, very thin, felt like pad.

    Measurements are - 5" BEAK TO TAIL - 2.75" TALL - 2" WIDE AT THE BODY - 1 7/8" WIDE AT THE WINGS.

    I can't wait to find out about this puppy, err... bird. Small but cool.

    Thanks Folks,
    Deano.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      beautiful!!
    2. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Ok, so this one kind of hurts. What does it mean when I like cheap glass that looks good, Oh I don't know! lol. I'll keep this going in case someone out there has any additional information. (maybe I'll hear what I want to hear) No matter the content of the feedback, I appreciate it. Thanks to all. D.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Just wondering Deano -- If you deleted the links I had provided here for you (and others CW collectors) as a Reference on Chinese Art Glass?? Do not see them anymore. As stated in your post # 3 - As maybe it was not what you wanted to hear.

      Shame -- those where Good links. Anyhow, nighty night here !!
    4. art-of-glass art-of-glass, 4 years ago
      I am not 100% sure, as I'm not familiar with every form made, but this to me looks Archimede Seguso's 'bianco nero' series. The matte surface finish is deffo pointing towards being Murano.
      Try asking on here for a definite attribution :-)
      http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums
    5. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      It would seem as thought you have a good eye for this. Did a little research at Bing images, confirmed it's presence under a "Archimede Seguso's 'bianco nero' search. Took it over to Ebay with the same search and found two, squirrel and horse head. That was worth the trip. Had to sit down. Much thanks for the spot on tip. Thanks, Dean.
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      To add my two cents Deano, I agree with Rose, probably Chinese. I've never seen a Seguso Bianco Nero figurine sans eyes. There are so many copies out there that these are the little things that point to -or away- from an attribution. Still a nice piece but not Murano.
    7. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      I thank you for the comment. The only other one I have seen on the Net is sans eyes, as mine is. I'm sending some photos to an expert, I'd like to put this to bed. I'll let you all know how it turns out. Also going to have them look at my swans, and the Triplets.

      Thanks much,
      D.
    8. JuliBMe, 4 years ago
      Hi, Deano: I have one of these birds (there are slight depressions for eyes) and am wondering if you've received a reply from your expert? I have a cat that I am sure is Blanco Nero and the bottom is polished very shiny. The bottom of my bird is more dull or matte looking. Makes me wonder!

      Thanks!

      Juli
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      What's the word on the bird? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
    10. Deano Deano, 3 years ago
      Hard to believe it's been 11 months since JuliBMe asked the question. I've done quite a bit of research since then. The Bianco Nero Fantasy Series is stunning to say the least. Almost all of the pieces in the line are 6 - 10 inches tall, and weigh a few pounds. In all my research, I have not seen the small birds like mine listed as Archimede Seguso's, nor have I found them to be proven imposters. It could be as simple as the bottoms, which in the true Murano style, are polished. I currently believe that my (the above) bird is Chinese. It's still an impressive little bird, that is built well, and shows great, but it is almost certainly, an imposter.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      If the Chinese stopped copying and instead created the glass world would have to realise just how good their glass makers are.
      In time even their copies will be collectible. For now, keep it and love it Dean.
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      I so agree with you, racer4four, I can't count the times I've seen a breathtaking vase in a shop, only to turn it over and find a Made in China sticker on it. If it weren't for the label, the glass would be considered very fine work, in my opinion. Not all, mind, but lots, and priced so cheap only because labor and wages are terrible.

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