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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I acquired these figures from Japan and they remain a puzzle to me.
    I don't know who made them but what I know is there is a sticker on them (difficult to see, on the bottom of the woman's skirt) that says Verre Marcer. I think in French that means glass walk.

    I have found another pair online, complete with the woman holding her hat, which mine has lost. The owner had no idea of origin.

    The way this pair is made is very Japanese I think. The glass colour is the first clue for me although of course that's not provable without a spectrophotometer (yeah, look it up!).
    The way the woman has been cased to make her skirt green, the way her arms have been made and attached, her bow and hair; all say Japan to me.
    When I look at the man the base is my indicator with the petal worked shape and a concave ground base.

    They have a very Marti Glass feel and even the use of French is a Japanese style of thing.

    I think they are Japanese in origin but maybe I'm dreaming!

    UPDATE: I have now determined that these were made by Multi/Marti Glass

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      They're both so very unique. I've never seen anything like these, until now. I love these!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Verre Marcer ??? Marcher ??? Marché ???

      Not sure .... Can you check?

    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Scott. Happy to hear your happy voice!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I got the youngest eyes in the house to check and it is Verre Marcen not Verre Marcer.

      Any ideas Vet?
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Gosh Karen, how interesting and curious are these!!!! Have never seen anything like this before either!!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      They are both distinctive and very look at them again and again. Some of the glass you've posted have had labels in English......may be these were destined for Francophone countries.
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      So different from others and so French.They resemble characters in impressionists'
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      love the mr&mrs.!!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Judy! They are amusing.

      Peggy I have noticed that at times the Japanese put a French sounding label on their glass but I don't know if it was for export or just beingwanky. Glad you like these!
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Ivonne they are certainly highly styled. Thanks!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sean. Mr and Mrs Verre.
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      your very welcome Karen!! :)
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      The simpleness of the clothes and lack of facial features reminds me of early 1930s Murano figural pieces - although obviously they're not that old. Very unique and interesting pair Karen!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Rick and the info about the earlier Murano.
      I may never know where this was made, much like lots of my glass, so will enjoy them as UIs (unidentifieds).
    15. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      lol.....'beingwanky' We have journalists who insert two words of French into their work, thinking to impress, but now I have the correct term for it!!!
    16. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Really love these beauties!!
    17. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks OGF - they make me smile and hope they brightened your day!
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Of course, you know I love these too. I want to know where or what vase are you putting them by?
    19. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sue.
      They are on a windowsill with glass animals around them - a farm maybe?
    20. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 4 years ago
      Love, love, love these two pieces!

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