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Murano (?) Silver Foil Duck - Unsigned - Very Well Made

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    Posted 1 year ago

    twentiethc
    (22 items)

    Assumed to be Murano, I am looking for any definitive information as to who made this lovely duck. Based on weight, I believe it to be hollow; ground bottom; no apparent signature; clearly well-made. H: 13 1/4".

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    Comments

    1. Anik Anik, 1 year ago
      Wow, at 13 1/4" that's a substantial piece of glass! Lovely!
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Looks very much like pieces by Murano Glass' Archimede Seguso, but I haven't seen any with those colors. Here's a link that may help:

      https://www.carters.com.au/index.cfm/index/1309-seguso-archimede-glass/

      Thank you so much for showing, great piece of Art Glass! :^)
    3. AdeleC AdeleC, 1 year ago
      I have put a glass swan on here a year ago, that has similar colours. I think it could be Murano, but no definite conclusion! Mine shone red in some lights (no such thing as black glass is something I have learnt on here!).
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Yes you're right AdeleC, very similar to yours, here's a link to it:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/240923-cased-glass-swan-murano

      Maybe both of you can find out for sure! :^)
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      I'm all 'Quacked' up here!! Very nicely made indeed!!

      Thomas.
    6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 1 year ago
      https://www.google.com/search?q=Formia+Murano+Glass+Duck&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilx_HGkZLgAhXMZd8KHTLRCGYQ_AUIDygC&biw=1600&bih=789
    7. twentiethc, 1 year ago
      I've considered Formia and several others known to have made similar glass, but I have not yet seen one with the same shape and base. I'm still hoping to find a full match (though the formia beak is also quite similar).
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 1 year ago
      I remember seeing one like this years ago along with some of the others shown on Google search in one Big setting at a Home in Kansas City. I think She had about 8 or 9 in the grouping. Gotta Love Murano!!
    9. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 1 year ago
      Plus if You look at Formia ducks, the beaks are always perfected! That's why I believe it is Formia. Some of the other makers not so precise.
    10. twentiethc, 1 year ago
      Formia is a definite possibility. You're right about the beaks. I'd still feel better finding a shape / base match. All the Formia ones I can find are still a bit different... even the upright ones.
    11. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      Gorgeous ! Love the shape
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Here's one like it, about the same size, but no base:

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FABULOUS-Vtg-MURANO-Swan-FORMiA-LABEL-Italian-ArT-GLaSs-Duck-Bird-GORGEOUS/254100254199?hash=item3b298e2df7:g:L7MAAOSwztVb~4Lo

      I hope this helps! :^)

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