Todays Haul: Vintage Jade? Murano Glass Fish?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Alesia42, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    Hi everyone!...This is todays Thrift pics via an Estate sale.....The first is a glass fish that I think is Murano?...but I'm not sure...I purchased it because of the flower design....its in great condition..$11.....then there are a pair of statues they are a soft somewhat ombre green....possibly jade?...$11.25 ea).....these statues are approx 5.5 in ht...are in good condition...although I thought I did see a fine crack in the sunlight... there are quite a few cloudy, tan...and dark inclusions within....I'm not that familiar with Jade....the statues are cold/hard to the touch...but do I know that other natural stones like Agate and or Serpentine have been used along soapstone and others) in Chinese carvings.....please feel free to share your thoughts...... rsz_1estae_sale_haul_murano_glass_fish_&_2_jade_guan_yin_statues_33_002.jpg rsz_estae_sale_haul_murano_glass_fish_&_2_jade_guan_yin_statues_33_004.jpg rsz_1extra_close_ups_murano_fish_002.jpg rsz_extra_close_ups_murano_fish_001.jpg rsz_12_extra_guan_yin_close_ups_001.jpg rsz_1estae_sale_haul_murano_glass_fish_&_2_jade_guan_yin_statues_33_007.jpg rsz_estae_sale_haul_murano_glass_fish_&_2_jade_guan_yin_statues_33_009.jpg
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  2. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    This is the back of the statues..... rsz_1jade_statues_back_001 (1).jpg
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  3. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Hi Alesia, if you purchased the fish for resale, please be sure to mention that the glass is damaged-cracked on top of the mouth. Sorry, not so great condition.
    I doubt these figurines are made of jade, appear to be made of much softer stone, but please wait for someone who knows what these figures are, to comment.
  4. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    For $11!!.....the glass fish is great!.......and not damaged.....that is just the way that the mouth was made...there is a slight dent above it...but its not chipped or cracked.... I love it with its imperfections...nothing that nature created in real life is its definitely a keeper!!..... rsz_1extra_close_ups_murano_fish_002.jpg rsz_1murano_glass_fish_mouth_close_up_001.jpg
  5. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    I'm adding extra close ups of the fins.... rsz_close_up_of_glass_fish_fins_possibly_vintage_morano_004.jpg rsz_close_up_of_glass_fish_fins_possibly_vintage_morano_002.jpg rsz_close_up_of_glass_fish_fins_possibly_vintage_morano_003.jpg rsz_close_up_of_glass_fish_fins_possibly_vintage_morano_004.jpg rsz_close_up_of_glass_fish_fins_possibly_vintage_morano_001.jpg
  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I like the fish a lot too, but the fact of the manufacturing bubbles and folds above the mouth make it look like a crack, sorry.
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  7. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    The imperfections are not important to me.....perfection is just a illusion.... rsz_1glass_fish_upright_001.jpg
  8. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Looking at the tiny bubbles in the fish I would say chinese.
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    My first thought was Chinese too, not that I'm anyone's expert. The statuettes are some sort of cast material; I don't see stone at all.
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  10. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'm thirding Chinese. The millefiore isn't fine enough.
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  12. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

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