Any Antique Glass experts out there ?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by old_bloke, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Just discovered this and wondered if anybody has a scooby .

    From Italy , in a nice box and that's all I know.

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  2. Ahhh yes, it is a ******** cup from the Mussolini period. Very rare so get it insured asap.
  3. No its not its not got a Facist symbol on it anywhere. Might be Roman or even Etruscan ?

    Do you think .
  4. Its a strange glass thing from the 70s. most likely a cheap vase that someone bought for quite a lot of pennies in Venice.
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  5. Does it look mass produced or handmade?

    We sold a lot of my late mum's stuff on ebay. We also got a good idea of what some of the stuff might be worth from there. It might be worth you browsing to see if you can find anything similar on there.
  6. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Where did you find it, and any idea where its been?

    Theres a lot of hand blown glass from Venice
  7. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    dont suppose the word Murano appears anywhere?
  8. It's a hideous object, but if it's genuine Murano glass, from Venice, it may have a bit of value: unless, of course, it's a Chinky copy, of which there are many.

    Genuine Murano glass is very expensive, to be honest.

    But this object looks like the drunken glass blower fell on it before it had set.
  9. Not a very clear pic,,how tall,how heavy,any engraving on the base???,,,,,,could be Murano or some other Italian studio or even Chinese copy...
  10. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Looks like an apprentice piece? Something done to demonstrate various skills to the boss. They were usually horrible and ugly, being done by Sprogs who were out to impress. It is fairly horrible and ugly to be fair. And useless. What's it for? Too sharp for peanuts. Too shallow for flowers. Bin it and move on.