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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I found this pair of 11"H (female) and 12"H (male w/ hat) Murano dancers immediately appealing, as their joyful dancing poses reminded me of Brazil's Carnaval holiday, and it turns out their inspiration were characters in Venice playwright Carlo Goldoni's 18th century works with Commedia dell Arte influence, which is traced to Carnevale in Venice (same holiday as Brazil). The cased green glass (possibly the special eugenio green color by Murano), with white, clear and gold dusting has the orig 1950s era labels, a popular Barovier & Toso design that is still reproduced by Murano today

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      I've not seen Murano figures in green before. Nice pair & a rare colour, perhaps.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      These are fantastic Jenni!!
    3. MyCountry MyCountry, 3 years ago
      Nice find , the color .
    4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Love these examples!

    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Wow, very nice!
    6. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      When I first seen these in the thumbnail I thought they were two stylised leprechauns! I think it's the deep vivid green colour....:P
      These two are so full of movement you can imagine them out on a searing cobblestone street surrounded by a quartet of musicians dancing a flamenco- especially her skirts which add real movement! :)
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Such happiness in their movements !~
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      OOO000000oooooo.............WOW !! The full meal deal !!
    9. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the love everyone

      Thank you so much for the great compliment IronLace, now I think of it haven't seen many green Murano figures, although in the 50s they made a lot of bowls & vases in this dark emerald type green which they called eugenio after the first name of one of their artisans

      Thanks Scott for the wonderful compliment you're super kind & glad I could show something different besides my animals!

      Thomas you are so right, they are dressed for a St Patrick's Day dance, and that holiday is coming up real soon! Thank you for the great words my friend, means so much as always :)

      Glad you liked this pair MyCountry, thanks for the very kind compliments & I love this green myself

      Thank you scottv for the great comment, so glad to find this piece & share, I think I found a good pair here as I heard many from those days have some damage

      Lauren I love your comment, two "anthromorphic" leprechauns lol! But definitely this couple could fit in with a St Patrick's celebration doing their lively dance on the streets as most Carnival dancers started out as part of street parades before they built big long stadiums for them - thank you for the lovely words about their liveliness

      Right Phil, they seem to be dancing with joyful abandon, thank you for noticing that and your wonderful compliment

      Eileen many thanks for the lovely compliment, I do think they are special and just happened to find them at a Florida antique dealer - being vintage I would have expected big $ but pretty reasonable - Murano refashioned them in different colors nowadays and charge 2K per couple, I can see why from their complex design

      Rose thanks for the fab compliment, this is probably my best Murano piece and for you to love it I'm super flattered as I love all your gorgeous Murano pieces, appreciate the kind words :)

    10. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much purvis and aura for the love, glad you enjoyed this
    11. jbingham95 jbingham95, 3 years ago
      I really like everything about these.Very Nice.
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much jb for the great compliment & love, I really love these two people as they express their joy in dance, a very upbeat Murano couple!
    13. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you officialfuel for the kind love and thoughtfulness, glad you liked this Murano pair
    14. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks rickz and Vynil for the love, it's most appreciated and glad you enjoyed this
    15. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Super thanks vintagelamp for the kind love, very pleased you enjoyed these Murano dancers and very grateful for your thoughtfulness
    16. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Kevin for the love, it's very kind of you and so glad you liked my dancing Murano couple
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Bruce99 for the love, it's greatly appreciated and very happy you enjoyed this Murano pair
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Love these!!!
    19. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you share for the great compliment & love, so glad you enjoyed this dancing Murano pair
    20. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Appreciate the thoughtful love Roycroft, very glad you liked this Murano couple
    21. Findings, 2 years ago
      very nice....
    22. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thank you Findings for the lovely compliment, very glad you liked these Murano dancers

      Appreciate the great compliment rene, yes it's too bad the gold dusting is somewhat faded due to age but I'm glad the pretty green & white glass remains in good condition

      Greatly appreciate the love Findings and DuDa it's most kind of you :)
    23. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Thanks MrsT for the always kind love and support, I am very grateful & really happy you enjoyed this Murano couple
    24. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Thank you Hoot & rene for the kind love it is always most gratefully appreciated
    25. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Thank you Cokeman for the love, it is very kind of you & much appreciated
    26. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Thank you Jerryboy & MarmorealMaiden for the love it is most kind of you & pleased that you liked these Murano dancers
    27. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Thank you apostata for the kind love, and couldbe for the like - I am truly glad that you enjoyed this Murano couple
    28. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Bruce & Phil, thank you so much guys for liking these Murano dancers and I am very grateful for the thoughtful love & your kind support
    29. Newfld Newfld, 8 months ago
      Thank you Lori for the love for this Murano couple, their movements are so lifelike & do you know that although these were originals from the 50s, that Murano still makes the same design today (ck out their website)

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