Featured Venetian Glass? amber Compote.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Bdigger, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks.
    I picked this up at a tag sale today for $3. I Think it's Venetian Glass, but not as fancy as a lot I have seen. It stands 7 1/2" tall and 5 1/2 " wide. It is VERY lightweight, in fact Ryan thought it was plastic when he picked it up. It's light amber in color with a swirl design on the foot and stem, and the bowl is paneled. It also reminded me of those Egyptian perfume bottles in it's style. so i'm a little confused. No marks on it that I can find. Anybody have any thoughts? Thank you!
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    only that it's nice in a swirly kinda way....!! :happy:
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  3. Walter Del Pellegrino

    Walter Del Pellegrino Well-Known Member

    I know practically nothing about glass although I have a few pieces. I responded because of your description. The term "Venetian Glass” fell out of popular use in the late 1930’s and certainly was already considered archaic after World War II (1945). It has been replaced with the term “Murano Glass”. Personally I prefer the tag “Venetian Glass”. It has an elegance to it that “Murano” seems to lack.
  4. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Thank you Walter! I appreciate you input!
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  5. Brenda Anna

    Brenda Anna Well-Known Member

    It looks like the real thing to me, but I can’t call myself an expert. There are copycats out there from China and Argentina. Some of them even have fake Murano labels attached to them. They can sometimes be very well done, making it difficult to accurately identify. Other pieces clearly lack the quality to be true Murano. For example, the pontil may be rough rather than smooth and polished.

    I love the elegant design of your compote!
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