Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Murano Cenedese glass donkey

In Animals > Show & Tell and Art Glass > Murano and Italian Art Glass > Show & Tell.
Animals1404 of 7479Taxidermy Tuesday A Pair OLf Red-Legged Partridges On A Nice BaseHelp me please! Need more of these but can't identify.
Love it
Like it

GianaMZGianaMZ loves this.
vcalvcal loves this.
Dawnlady1Dawnlady1 loves this.
Bruce99Bruce99 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
DuDaDuDa loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
iggyiggy loves this.
AdeleCAdeleC loves this.
purvispurvis loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
truthordaretruthordare loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
auraaura loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
LaurenRedmondLaurenRedmond loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
See 17 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 3 years ago

    (964 items)

    This 7 1-2"H sommerso glass donkey has a blend of turquoise, medium blue & aqua colors in a clear base. By Murano Cenedese ca 1960s w/ orig label

    See all
    Set of 7 pcs Vintage Golden Indian Elephant Family Statues Wealth Lucky Figurine
    Set of 7 pcs Vintage Golden Indian ...
    Antique 19thC Chinese Carved White Jade Foo Dog + Carnelian Stone Box, NR
    Antique 19thC Chinese Carved White ...
    Large Japanese Champleve Enamel Bronze Elephant Howdah Lamp & Alabaster Shade
    Large Japanese Champleve Enamel Bro...
    Fabulous Ldn H/M 1975 Sterling Silver Figural Dog Pill or Sweetener Box 33.5g
    Fabulous Ldn H/M 1975 Sterling Silv...
    Set of 7 pcs Vintage Golden Indian Elephant Family Statues Wealth Lucky Figurine
    Set of 7 pcs Vintage Golden Indian ...
    See all


    1. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      He's a very playful little donkey- I think his pose seems to almost be like a prancing foal maybe with the legs splayed and him glancing over his shoulder, you often see foals actually doing this before jumping about a paddock!
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Oh, this is so cute and such a pretty color, Jenni!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you everyone for the kind love

      Lauren yes he really does look playful and about to leap into a paddock, great ideation I can totally see that. These Murano donkeys were sometimes called and-or horses as except for the ears they could pass for a horse design too, so you are right seeing him as a foal, thank you for the super comment my friend

      Thanks Ken, you know I love aqua esp in glass so when I saw this guy it was love at first sight, appreciate the wonderful compliments

      Many thanks Eileen for the beautiful words and imagery of the real donkeys, I would love to live out your way and see the real animals, saw some on farms in my youth but not for awhile. I agree the detail is wonderful and one reason I chose this one was his head is up and alert, most of this type have the head bowed, and I also love their circular feet, cool Cenedese design

      Thank you MrsT for the great compliment, I am glad you saw the cuteness here and I'm with you that the blue blend is lovely
    4. DuDa DuDa, 3 years ago
      Wouldn't Barovier & Toso also need to be considered? The B&T and Cenedese donkey forms were similar and this shows a generic Rooster, Fox, & Snake crest export label which would makes me think B&T.

      Just asking because my first thoughts were Cenedese also when I saw it.
    5. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you DuDa for the love and kind comment. This was sold to me by a British art glass dealer as a Cenedese donkey so I am hoping it is genuine, did not know B&T also used the rooster label but I have seen their donkeys & they are similar. Whichever vintage Murano co made the donkey I love him!
    6. DuDa DuDa, 3 years ago
      He is a keeper!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thank you Sean and Bruce for the kind love and support, so glad you guys liked this Murano donkey

      Yes DuDa I think he's a keeper too, I will tell you though I was surprised he was pretty heavy for a Murano animal, while taking the pix I had to be really careful as I can be clumsy

      Thanks renedijkstra for the great comments and info on Cenedese vs. Barovier, I am glad you are leaning toward Cenedese too
    8. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Thanks vcal & Dawn for the love, I'm so glad you liked this Murano donkey and really appreciate your thoughtfulness

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.