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ho2cultcha's loves1013 of 18766Pulley -Possibly From Jean Lafitte Ship?- Family HeirloomAnsonia Brass Co. H.W. Hayden's Patent Dec. 16, 1851 Signed BUCKET
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This is my Lovely Murano Art Glass Collection all pulled out at one place and time (while my kids were sleeping). I never tried to do this before and I'm happy to say that I didn't damage even one piece, while working on this project.
    These pieces were made made in Murano Italy by glass blowing artists' during the 1920's through the 1960's. I am not positive about the large yellow striped vase in the back because it might be older but they were reproduced. My favorite pieces are the one's in the photos, I love them all. I love the fact that these pieces are not made with machines and the artist that made each of them is or was a professional artist. These pieces are very difficult to produce and take many years to learn to make properly. I am proud to own them.
    The rarest piece in these photos should be the small Rainbow Bulbous Oil Lamp and then the two matching salt shakers and equally as rare must be the large blue oil lamp.
    I hope that this gives y'all a new love for Murano Art Glass.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
      Love, Love, love, love - Murano / Venetian Art Glass - Great Collection !!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 1 year ago
      Thank you, my friend.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
      Some pieces may be made by Fratelli Toso ( Murano ), I think
    4. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 1 year ago
      That is correct. The pieces on the right, on top of and inside the glass case are Fratelli Toso and others might be as well. I believe that the small oil lamp is the only one that was made. It matches the salt shakers that are sitting near the small lamp.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Beautiful collection!
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Great collection. I spent some time in Texas, but they finally let me go. LOL !!
    7. renedijkstra, 21 days ago
      the others what you call yellow are rainbow satinados and i dont think they are really that old, and you got a nice collection , well done, congrats
    8. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 21 days ago
      renedijkstra that is very helpful information and thank you so much.
    9. renedijkstra, 21 days ago
      the nitty gritty is but i got very bad eyes so i cant see well ( conjuctivitus ) it depends what they call the devisio , thats the lining between the layers an forte devisio lining is mostly late
    10. renedijkstra, 21 days ago
      see also , cane ,Fazzoletto, Mezza filigrana
    11. renedijkstra, 21 days ago
      your ciatola under the cups left is quite well and your satinado dove is quite well is a fratelli toso and probably an aurelia toso depends of the coils of the tall, cant see that mezza filligrana is mediocre
    12. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 21 days ago
      Fantastic input to help all of us who are slow to research from the bottom up. Thank you so much.
    13. renedijkstra, 21 days ago
      fazzoletti doesnt feel goo but overall a nice collection well done
    14. renedijkstra, 20 days ago
      Aventurina - also sometimes termed "avventurina" or "adventurina"
      The art of precipitating copper deposits in glass was a closely-guarded secret which developed in the 17th century. The root of the word is sometimes wrongly ascribed to "avventura" (adventure), rather than the correct "ventura" (fortune or chance), but both give a good idea of the skilled nature of producing consistent pieces.

      Calcedonio glass imitates the agate rock (called "calcedonio" in Italian and a type of quartz), with veins of contrasting colour running through the deep-coloured glass. It is produced by mixing colouring agents into a fusion of different types of glass.

      A method of infusing lines or grids of colour (originally mainly white) into glass, which is achieved by laying thin rods of clear glass with the desired coloured thread inside next to one another, fusing them together, and then moulding them into a cylinder.

      A way to obtain a crackled appearance by lowering the hot glass into cold water and then covering the crackles with another layer of glass, it was produced primarily from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The term comes from the Italian for "ice".

      Lattimo refers to a white glass produced in the 15th century to imitate porcelain, using tin and lead. The word originates from "latte" (milk).

      Millefiori (thousand flowers) is the technique of stretching and shaping multi-coloured rods. Normally colours are added and a shape is introduced, then the molten glass is stretched until it produces a long thin cane of glass. This can be cut and used as beads or in the production of murrina paperweights, for example.

      Murrina refers to the fusing of many pieces of multi-coloured designs (see millefiori above) and then fusing them, often in a metal ring, to form a pendant or a paperweight base. The glass could also be placed in a furnace and blown.

      Coloured threads or designs which are then submerged ("sommerso") in a layer of
      see French sous -mettre

      bullicante = bubbles
      forato = hole in glass

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