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Murano and Italian Art Glass165 of 1569Italian art glass ashtray, 1950sVenini Opaque Red Mask ca. 1988
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    Posted 2 years ago

    kwqd
    (877 items)

    This sculpture is 13" high x 5" wide x 3" deep. The base is 3" square. It has a clear label that reads "Murano Glassware". It appears to be amethyst glass with white canes. Thrift shop find today. Weather is bad here today, but I was out of woodpecker cakes for my feeder so I had to go out. On the way back I stopped at a couple of thrift shops and found this and a really cool art glass bowl. As I mentioned before, I know nothing about Murano glass, so not sure what I have here. It is real purty, though. I can at least tell where the front is (second image) as the label is on that side of the base! ;0) It was really (REALLY) dirty, but I didn't want to immerse it in water so gave it a sponge bath. It still has a bit of grime on it. Maybe from a smoker's home...

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    1. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      Yeah that is a great piece!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @Broochman - Thanks! Yeah, I was pretty surprised it survived, too. The gal at the checkout said she had been eyeing it, herself.

      @iggy - Thanks! I am pretty happy with it!

      Thanks for loving my Murano sculpture iggyi, Jenni, AnythingObscure, Broochman, larksel and dlpetersen!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you fortapache and blunderbuss2!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Murano snake sculpture Kevin!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @renedijkstra - Thanks for your comment! "Snakes" was a tongue in cheek comment. I appreciate your expertise on Murano glass! I should learn more about Italian glass, in general, but it is such a broad topic. Easier for me when it is labeled!

      Thanks for loving my Murano thrift shop find renedijkstra, aura, Thomas and Karen
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you Ginger101!
    7. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      I see halve a heart - so happy Valentine's Day!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks freiheit! Same to you and your husband!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Murano swirl Weandocin54 and jimtim!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my glass sculpture ho2cultcha!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks valentino97!
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 months ago
      I found another one of these recently - all rainbow-hued! and I have another deep blue/green one which broke at the nursery recently, sadly! i'll post the rainbow one soon. i need to photograph them like you have against a neutral ground and lit so nicely! great photography!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha! Sorry for the loss of one of your pieces but look forward to seeing the survivor.
    15. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 months ago
      yours is really subtle and gorgeous! i love the b/w stripes.
    16. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha! It is actually really deep purple and white. The purple can only be easily seen at the tips where the glass gets thinner but the thicker parts look purple, too, in bright sunlight.
    17. kwqd kwqd, 29 days ago
      Thank you ehunt and vcal!

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