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Murano and Italian Art Glass522 of 1472Barovier & Toso filigrana vaseMurano ashtrays, I think.
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    Posted 4 years ago

    MacArt
    (94 items)

    This one is to add to my collection of classical Venetian techniques, this is my first zanfirico. I'm not at all confident at the maker or age, but it looks quality made, thin, very light, so I guess it's not Chinese.

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    1. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      It`s genuine Murano latticino glass made in the fifties, very complicated colored glass canes. I have collected them for years and I can assure you it`s not Chinese. In spite of having cheap labor it does not pay off to create this type of glass. On the other hand, a huge shipment of Chinese glass was confiscated heading to Murano island by Italian police several years ago. I think they fake more profitable ``art`` glass.
    2. MacArt MacArt, 4 years ago
      Thank You Ivan for comment and love!

      Yes, I know, Chinese produce can only fool the casual collector usually, because they are proficient at making resource intensive and skill poor items at low prices. You can not mass produce thin zanfirico, but you can mass produce fat milefiori for example.
    3. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Looks like it's peppermint flavored. So nice.
    4. fionablack fionablack, 4 years ago
      What beautiful detail..
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Super Piece -- Any wear on the bottom MAC? As I can not tell from the Photo. Amazing Glass pieces

      I love yours and here is one of mine:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/119271-murano-art-glass--latticino-scramble-b?in=collection-4063

    6. MacArt MacArt, 4 years ago
      Hi Antiquerose!

      The ware is very slight, but as I said it's very light. Thank You, your's is nice too, looks like one of those AVeM pieces.
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      It melts me

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