Murano Glasses

Murano Glasses




RARE 1950S MID CENTURY iTALIAN MURANO VENETIAN ART GLASS DOUBLE VASE EWER
RARE 1950S MID CENTURY iTALIAN MURANO VENETIAN ART GLASS DOUBLE VASE EWER
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Vintage Murano Latticino Ribbon High Heel Glass Shoe
Vintage Murano Latticino Ribbon High Heel Glass Shoe
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MURANO Italy Gold Flecks PRAYING ANGEL Art Glass Figurine 5 1 2 Label
MURANO Italy Gold Flecks PRAYING ANGEL Art Glass Figurine 5 1 2 Label
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Vintage Murano Glass Bowl  Under Plate With Aventurine
Vintage Murano Glass Bowl Under Plate With Aventurine
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Vintage Hand Blown Murano Italian Art Glass Swan Bowl Vase Centerpiece RED ORA
Vintage Hand Blown Murano Italian Art Glass Swan Bowl Vase Centerpiece RED ORA
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Authentic Murano art glass napkin letter holder and matching candy dish
Authentic Murano art glass napkin letter holder and matching candy dish
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PINK W GOLD FLECKS MURANO COCKATOO 15 FIGURINE ART GLASS ON CLEAR GLASS BASE
PINK W GOLD FLECKS MURANO COCKATOO 15 FIGURINE ART GLASS ON CLEAR GLASS BASE
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Vintage Italian Murano Art Glass Multi Color Ribbon Bud Vase
Vintage Italian Murano Art Glass Multi Color Ribbon Bud Vase
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LONG STEM Art blown Glass FLOWER lily CRYSTAL CLEAR mauve Murano Style Italian
LONG STEM Art blown Glass FLOWER lily CRYSTAL CLEAR mauve Murano Style Italian
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VINTAGE MURANO MILLEFIORI OWL BIRD FIGURINE iTALIAN ART GLASS MADE IN ITALY NR
VINTAGE MURANO MILLEFIORI OWL BIRD FIGURINE iTALIAN ART GLASS MADE IN ITALY NR
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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LOT OF 11 HAND BLOWN MURANO ART GLASS STRIPED WRAPPED CANDIES
LOT OF 11 HAND BLOWN MURANO ART GLASS STRIPED WRAPPED CANDIES
$8.95
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Vintage Murano Italy Millefiori Mid Century Modernisim Art Glass Vase NO RESERV
Vintage Murano Italy Millefiori Mid Century Modernisim Art Glass Vase NO RESERV
$21.50 (18 Bids)
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Vintage Murano Italy Italian Venetian Glass Egg Paperweight Blue White speckled
Vintage Murano Italy Italian Venetian Glass Egg Paperweight Blue White speckled
$24.98
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Murano Italian Italy Venetian Glass Mid Century Mod Bird Rooster Chicken
Murano Italian Italy Venetian Glass Mid Century Mod Bird Rooster Chicken
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Vintage Whimsy Italian Murano Studio Art Glass FISH Sculpture Controlled Bubbles
Vintage Whimsy Italian Murano Studio Art Glass FISH Sculpture Controlled Bubbles
$13.50 (3 Bids)
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vintage mid century blown murano glass vase flowers geometric shapes pontil
vintage mid century blown murano glass vase flowers geometric shapes pontil
$75.00
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Murano Art Glass Red Breast Hummingbird Figurine Made in Italy 8
Murano Art Glass Red Breast Hummingbird Figurine Made in Italy 8
$24.00
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Vintage MCM Murano Glass APPLE  PEAR Bookends RARE Red Fruit In BLUE
Vintage MCM Murano Glass APPLE PEAR Bookends RARE Red Fruit In BLUE
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Vintage Mid Century Italian Murano Glass PINK FLAMINGO Figurine 825
Vintage Mid Century Italian Murano Glass PINK FLAMINGO Figurine 825
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Cenedese Antonio da Ros Murano Italian Studio Art Glass Mushroom Paperweight
Cenedese Antonio da Ros Murano Italian Studio Art Glass Mushroom Paperweight
$34.99
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Murano Art Glass Vertreria La Fenice Angel Made in Italy 575 w Label
Murano Art Glass Vertreria La Fenice Angel Made in Italy 575 w Label
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Vintage 5 3 4 Flowered Murano Glass Bell with sticker
Vintage 5 3 4 Flowered Murano Glass Bell with sticker
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vintage mid century murano style glass bull Beautiful
vintage mid century murano style glass bull Beautiful
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Vintage Murano red Sommerso Italian Teardrop Glass Vase Flavio Poli
Vintage Murano red Sommerso Italian Teardrop Glass Vase Flavio Poli
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VINTAGE MURANO ART GLASS 11 3 8 CHINESE MAN STATUE by SEGUSO
VINTAGE MURANO ART GLASS 11 3 8 CHINESE MAN STATUE by SEGUSO
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Beautiful Vintage MURANO MILLEFIORI TOOTHPICK HOLDER Art Glass ITALY
Beautiful Vintage MURANO MILLEFIORI TOOTHPICK HOLDER Art Glass ITALY
$14.99
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MURANO GLASS CLOWN HEAD PAPERWEIGHT ALFREDO BARBINI
MURANO GLASS CLOWN HEAD PAPERWEIGHT ALFREDO BARBINI
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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Murano Glass Mini Cane Swirl Ribbon
Murano Glass Mini Cane Swirl Ribbon
$1.99 (1 Bid)
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Beautiful Vintage MURANO MILLEFIORI TOOTHPICK HOLDER Art Glass Sticker Attached
Beautiful Vintage MURANO MILLEFIORI TOOTHPICK HOLDER Art Glass Sticker Attached
$14.99
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Signed Hand Blown Murano Glass Sculpture Two Birds on Branch Elir Rollach
Signed Hand Blown Murano Glass Sculpture Two Birds on Branch Elir Rollach
$11.50 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Murano Latticino White Ribbon Ewer Venetian Italian Art Glass Vase SLG
Vintage Murano Latticino White Ribbon Ewer Venetian Italian Art Glass Vase SLG
$10.00
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Oggetti Murano Art Glass Fish in Bag Artist Signed Oscar Zanetti 45 High
Oggetti Murano Art Glass Fish in Bag Artist Signed Oscar Zanetti 45 High
$75.00
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Mid Century Italian Murano Glass Ashtray Thick Glass Blue White Gold flake MCM
Mid Century Italian Murano Glass Ashtray Thick Glass Blue White Gold flake MCM
$11.99
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Vintage Murano Judaica Gilded Vase 8 Immaculate Original Condition no box NR
Vintage Murano Judaica Gilded Vase 8 Immaculate Original Condition no box NR
$9.99
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RARE Vtg MURANO BUD VASE ITALY MILLEFIORI FRATELLI TOSO ART GLASS SATIN CANES
RARE Vtg MURANO BUD VASE ITALY MILLEFIORI FRATELLI TOSO ART GLASS SATIN CANES
$182.50 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Fratelli Toso Millefiori MURANO Venzia Art Glass VASE Italy
Vintage Fratelli Toso Millefiori MURANO Venzia Art Glass VASE Italy
$75.00
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VINTAGE MURANO ITALIAN ART GLASS LEAF BOWL OPAL HASE GOLD RIBBED
VINTAGE MURANO ITALIAN ART GLASS LEAF BOWL OPAL HASE GOLD RIBBED
$25.00
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Murano Glass Parrots
Murano Glass Parrots
$203.50 (2 Bids)
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Vetreria La Fenice Millefiori Art Glass Murano Glass Bell Italy
Vetreria La Fenice Millefiori Art Glass Murano Glass Bell Italy
$16.99 (2 Bids)
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GORGEOUS MCM MURANO ART GLASS 85 SILVER AVENTURINE SWAN FIGURINE MINT
GORGEOUS MCM MURANO ART GLASS 85 SILVER AVENTURINE SWAN FIGURINE MINT
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VINTAGE MURANO ART GLASS TURKEYS 1 RED  1 GREEN
VINTAGE MURANO ART GLASS TURKEYS 1 RED 1 GREEN
$28.49 (6 Bids)
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Murano Millefiori Singing Angel Christmas Multi Color Gold Dust Art Glass Figure
Murano Millefiori Singing Angel Christmas Multi Color Gold Dust Art Glass Figure
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE 39 Mid Century RETRO MODERN BALBOA MURANO VENETIAN Art GLASS Decanter
VINTAGE 39 Mid Century RETRO MODERN BALBOA MURANO VENETIAN Art GLASS Decanter
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Murano Glass Fish Paperweight art glass dolphin
Murano Glass Fish Paperweight art glass dolphin
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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NIB Venetian Murano Galleria San Marco Red Wine Glasses w box and COA
NIB Venetian Murano Galleria San Marco Red Wine Glasses w box and COA
$99.99
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Mid Century Modern Brutalist Murano Twisted Blue Bubbles Flame Glass Sculpture
Mid Century Modern Brutalist Murano Twisted Blue Bubbles Flame Glass Sculpture
$9.99
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Lovely Clear and Cobalt Blue Italian MURANO Glass Perfume Bottle
Lovely Clear and Cobalt Blue Italian MURANO Glass Perfume Bottle
$5.50 (2 Bids)
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MURANO Art Glass Green  Bubbles CHRISTMAS TREE Tip of Tree is Chipped 8 25lb
MURANO Art Glass Green Bubbles CHRISTMAS TREE Tip of Tree is Chipped 8 25lb
$9.99
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Unique Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase Murano Glass
Unique Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase Murano Glass
$29.99
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Mid Century Modern Murano Art glass Ashtray signed
Mid Century Modern Murano Art glass Ashtray signed
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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MURANO ART GLASS SMOKE GRAY MORTAR WITH CRYSTAL PESTLE
MURANO ART GLASS SMOKE GRAY MORTAR WITH CRYSTAL PESTLE
$0.99
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EFFETRE MURANO BLUE GLASS 10 DINNER PLATES
EFFETRE MURANO BLUE GLASS 10 DINNER PLATES
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VINTAGE LARGE Mid Century RETRO MODERN BALBOA MURANO VENETIAN Art GLASS Decanter
VINTAGE LARGE Mid Century RETRO MODERN BALBOA MURANO VENETIAN Art GLASS Decanter
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Vintage Mid Century Murano Italian Art Glass Mediterranea blue Table Top Lighter
Vintage Mid Century Murano Italian Art Glass Mediterranea blue Table Top Lighter
$25.00
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SMALL MILLEFIORI CREAMER PITCHER COLORFUL INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL MURANO
SMALL MILLEFIORI CREAMER PITCHER COLORFUL INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL MURANO
$20.50 (2 Bids)
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Milifiori Vase Art Glass Murano Italy 4 inch Great Condition
Milifiori Vase Art Glass Murano Italy 4 inch Great Condition
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Murano Art Glass Dish Ashtray Blue Amber Beautiful Heavy Vintage Italian 9 1 2
Murano Art Glass Dish Ashtray Blue Amber Beautiful Heavy Vintage Italian 9 1 2
$21.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Modernist Murano glass dish ashtray
Vintage Modernist Murano glass dish ashtray
$25.00
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Murano Glass Paperweight Figurine Blue Swan 5 Tall Excellent
Murano Glass Paperweight Figurine Blue Swan 5 Tall Excellent
$9.99
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murano drinking glasses
murano drinking glasses
$25.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage MURANO Italian Art Glass CLOWN Colorful Figurine 12 Tall
Vintage MURANO Italian Art Glass CLOWN Colorful Figurine 12 Tall
$28.00
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Art Deco Murano Style Glass Vase Light Pink White 9 1 4 Tall
Art Deco Murano Style Glass Vase Light Pink White 9 1 4 Tall
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MURANO ITALIAN ART GLASS GOLD FLECK BIRD SCULPTURE WITH LABEL
MURANO ITALIAN ART GLASS GOLD FLECK BIRD SCULPTURE WITH LABEL
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Murano wine bottle stopper glass handmade burnt orange modern retro
Murano wine bottle stopper glass handmade burnt orange modern retro
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Murano Large Glass Paperweight Hot Air Balloon
Murano Large Glass Paperweight Hot Air Balloon
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Vintage Mid Century Labeled Murano Italian Art Glass Table Top Lighter
Vintage Mid Century Labeled Murano Italian Art Glass Table Top Lighter
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Italian Italy MURANO Glass Latticino LACE Ribbon Paperweight
Italian Italy MURANO Glass Latticino LACE Ribbon Paperweight
$14.95
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Vintage Murano Art Glass Hand Blown Long Stem Blue Flower
Vintage Murano Art Glass Hand Blown Long Stem Blue Flower
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Carlo Moretti  Christalli di Murano 1958 1997 Signed
Carlo Moretti Christalli di Murano 1958 1997 Signed
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WONDERFUL VINTAGE MURANO AMETHYST BELL SHAPED FOOTED VASE 6 1 4 H 6 1 4 W
WONDERFUL VINTAGE MURANO AMETHYST BELL SHAPED FOOTED VASE 6 1 4 H 6 1 4 W
$51.00 (3 Bids)
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Atomic Era Seguso Murano Art Glass Ball Vase Aventurine  Controlled Bubbles
Atomic Era Seguso Murano Art Glass Ball Vase Aventurine Controlled Bubbles
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Murano Glass Christmas Tree Figurine Frosted Base Hand Made Italy Paperweight
Murano Glass Christmas Tree Figurine Frosted Base Hand Made Italy Paperweight
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Large Vintage mid century Italian Murano Striped Glass Fish Figurine
Large Vintage mid century Italian Murano Striped Glass Fish Figurine
$50.00
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Vintage Murano Art Glass 15 1 2 Pheasant Bird
Vintage Murano Art Glass 15 1 2 Pheasant Bird
$19.99
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Carlo Scarpa Venini Corroso Iridato Murano Glass Bowl 2 Line Acid Stamp C1932 5
Carlo Scarpa Venini Corroso Iridato Murano Glass Bowl 2 Line Acid Stamp C1932 5
$399.00
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Millefiori hand blown Wine stemmed glass stem Murano Style Millefiori Signed
Millefiori hand blown Wine stemmed glass stem Murano Style Millefiori Signed
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Vintage Murano 1960s art glass vase beautiful unique colors ex cond
Vintage Murano 1960s art glass vase beautiful unique colors ex cond
$11.00 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Murano Millefiori Outside Decorated Apple Glass Paperweight
Vintage Murano Millefiori Outside Decorated Apple Glass Paperweight
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Vintage Murano Art Glass White Blue Centerpiece Bowl with Gold Adventurine Swirl
Vintage Murano Art Glass White Blue Centerpiece Bowl with Gold Adventurine Swirl
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Vintage Art Glass Pig Murano Figurine 19 cm
Vintage Art Glass Pig Murano Figurine 19 cm
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Vintage Nason Murano Aventurine Glass Ashtray Blue Black Copper Flecks Italy
Vintage Nason Murano Aventurine Glass Ashtray Blue Black Copper Flecks Italy
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Yellow Murano Glassware Tulip Bowl Blown Art Glass Made in Italy
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Vintage Mid Century Murano Italian Art Glass Table Top Lighter Bubble Gold Flake
Vintage Mid Century Murano Italian Art Glass Table Top Lighter Bubble Gold Flake
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MURANO BARBINI ITALIAN ART GLASS GIANT PEAR AND APPLE BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT
MURANO BARBINI ITALIAN ART GLASS GIANT PEAR AND APPLE BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT
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Mid Century Modern Salviati Murano Double Tailed Handled Flower Compote Eames
Mid Century Modern Salviati Murano Double Tailed Handled Flower Compote Eames
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Murano Sommerso Barovier Toso Italian Art Glass Elephant
Murano Sommerso Barovier Toso Italian Art Glass Elephant
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VINTAGE MURANO GLASS BIRD GOLD FLECK AMBER AMETHYST ART GLASS ITALY
VINTAGE MURANO GLASS BIRD GOLD FLECK AMBER AMETHYST ART GLASS ITALY
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Signed CARLO MORETTI Venetian MURANO GLASS OCTAGON BOWL with Gold Trim
Signed CARLO MORETTI Venetian MURANO GLASS OCTAGON BOWL with Gold Trim
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Mid Century Modern Murano Sommerso Hand Blown 10 Studio Art Glass Vase Italy
Mid Century Modern Murano Sommerso Hand Blown 10 Studio Art Glass Vase Italy
$48.00
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Murano Paperweight Millefiori Micro Fine Daisy Canes Tiny Close Packed
Murano Paperweight Millefiori Micro Fine Daisy Canes Tiny Close Packed
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Murano Italy Art Glass Perfume Bottle La Fenice Orig Label Free Shipping
Murano Italy Art Glass Perfume Bottle La Fenice Orig Label Free Shipping
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Vintage Modernist Murano glass dish ashtray
Vintage Modernist Murano glass dish ashtray
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20pcs Vintage Murano Glass Sweets Wedding Xmas Party Candy Decorations Gift
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Mid Century MODERN MURANO VENETIAN MULTI COLOR FLAKE Art GLASS BOWL ASHTRAY
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MURANO ART GLASS Christmas Tree Clear Tiered with HEAVY Gold Flecks Over 10
MURANO ART GLASS Christmas Tree Clear Tiered with HEAVY Gold Flecks Over 10
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4 MURANO VENTIAN HANDCRAFTED ANTIQUE CHERRIES
4 MURANO VENTIAN HANDCRAFTED ANTIQUE CHERRIES
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Murano Glasses

How can you tell if you have a genuine piece of murano glass?

I have several pieces of Authentic Murano Glass.
After some time of collecting it I have come to know it immediately. In the beginning I do not recommend this to new collectors as they can aquire fakes.
It is not that difficult to aquire the knowledge and experience in order for you to be able to do the same.
It is extremely recognizable once you get the hang of it.

Initially each piece that I owned came with the traditional Murano authenticity sticker and was signed (engraved) by the glass artist as well. Not any longer, although most of my pieces are from artisans in Murano and they are signed,
Some of my older pieces are before the artists were accustomed to signing their work.

You can do one of two things to determine if you have a Original Venetian Glass piece.
One, is study using the methods that I have given you below as well as going in person to examine Authentic pieces yourself.
Two, would be to take your glass to a reputable dealer who sells or is the intermediary for selling this glass. They usually do not have a problem in helping others in determing the Authenticity.

A guide to collecting Authentic Murano Glass is Below on the site;
A beginner's Guide to Collecting Murano Glass
http://www.fossilfly.com/collecting_Murano_Glass.htm
Buying Murano Glass.
It is always best to buy authentic Murano Glass pieces, as they are more valuable, and it's always nice to know that your piece was created with care by the Italian masters.

Unfortunately much of the Murano Glass on the internet is "Murano Style" which generally, means that it was made somewhere other than Murano, usually in Asia or Brazil. Authentic Murano Glass is a much higher quality, and after growing used to collecting Murano glass, you will be able to identify authentic Murano Glass at a glance.
However, over the Internet, things are often not what they seem, and you cannot easily inspect the item you are interested in. What it comes down to is the reputation and honest of the dealer. Have they been selling Murano glass for a while? Do they have a good reputation? Do they sell only Murano glass or a little of everything, including Murano Glass? How long have they been in business? Do they offer a generous return policy?

Promovetro, the consortium of Glass Blowers in Venice is trying to stem the flood of counterfeit imports from Asia. New holographic stickers on the glass identifies which furnace made the item by using a numeric system. For more information on this initiative, visit their website for a list of member companies, and their identification numbers of each furnace. This new image is beginning to replace the gold foil oval "Made in Murano, Italy" familiar to so many.

Buying Pre-Owned Murano Glass...............
We recommend that collectors investing a sizeable sum of money, buy from reputed retailer or gallery, and ask for a certificate of authenticity showing the date of production and artists information. However for the beginner, it is not necessary to jump right into collecting headfirst. It is more realistic if you ease into collecting by learning all you can about the art and start small.
A great resource for collecting Murano Glass is eBay! Very often you can find pieces ranging from sculptures to jewelry, but again, make sure what you are purchasing is authentic Murano glass, with no "flea bites" or miniscule nicks ,and attributable to a particular furnace.
Beware of "Murano Style" glass, as it is not authentic.
Once collecting glass gets in your blood, you will want to learn all you can about the different techniques of glass blowing and how each technique is used to create a different result. You will begin to realize that you favor some techniques over others, and seek the company or artist that have made this technique their signature style.
Collecting Historic Murano Glass Many people purchase Murano glass for its aesthetic value, but also for its historical art significance.
During the 1950's and 1960'swhen Murano Art Glass was at its height, much of the glass from this era is sought after; especially from the more well know furnaces such as Venini. Many books address this type of Murano Glass, and it is typically sold by galleries.
In closing Murano glass collecting is a rewarding hobby, which can be passed on from generation to generation much like the techniques and traditions of the Muraro Masters.

If you have any questions about collecting Murano Glass contact the e-mail address below;
customercare@fossilfly.com
http://www.fossilfly.com/history_of_Murano_glass.htm

Learn as much as you can on the sites below.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano_glass
http://www.studiosoft.it/MuranoTechnology.htm
More for you to learn about Venetian Glass below;
http://www.muranonet.com/page.php?sid=857922276f6a56f136193e7633fe5b19&pageid=TOPPG003
http://www.venetianglassart.com/
http://www.royalartglass.com/venini.asp?OVRAW=murano%20art%20glass&OVKEY=murano%20art%20glass&OVMTC=standard
http://www.artofvenice.com/
http://www.visionsofvenice.com/subcat.asp?cat=2&subcat=16&/Murano+Glass/Murano+Animal+Collection
Hope this helped,
Cheers!

Murano Glasses