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New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Kegaro on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:10 pm

I have a few Murano (I think!) pieces. Have been trying for ages to find where they came from. Found your forum after seeing a piece on ebay labelled as Chalet ... closest to one of the shapes I have. It would be appreciated if the forum could assist as I may have to sell the pieces and would like to be able to correctly describe them.

Tried to upload pics, can't see if it worked. Can see the pics on the img site ... but don't know how/if they get onto the forum. Any advice?

In the interim, maybe a description of the main pieces, someone may know the style. I have two spherical 'vases', each green and amber but in different mixes. They are 120mm high, 140mm wide, with the opening in the top about 50mm. The sides of the spheres are fluted, the flutes 30mm apart at the centre. There is a boat/gondola, about 400 long, 140 wide. No 'handles' as I have seen on other Murano pieces, just a simple shape. There is another dish with three 'arms' with the bent over part at the top ... this was the one that most matched the one I saw on your forum.


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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Kegaro on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:11 pm

Looks like the pics didn't get through - so looks like I'm going to need that good advice!

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Welcome!

Post  deborah on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi Kegaro,

Welcome - you are are first member "Down Under" - we are truly international as you join members from the US, UK as well as Canada.

To post a picture - go to the "Host an Image" button (first coloured - 15 from left). It will bring up a box - hit the browse and attach your pic like you do ordinarily. Then hit the "Host It" button at the bottom of the box. 3 options will come up - use the "Image" button as it gives great large pictures. Another smaller box will pop up asking "Allow Access" Allow- you will see your "Image" file is highlighted and then you can cut and paste your file into your post. I know it sounds complicated but it's quite easy and after the first couple - really easy.

Looking forward to seeing you pics as your descriptions sound really interesting.

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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Kegaro on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Thank you Deborah
I was partway there ... I had the right button, then had the details coming up in the box ... had them on the hosting website ... but didn't get to the allow access bit.
Frustrating when you know you've nearly got it.
Finally here are the pics as per your very helpful instructions. Just previewed ... and Wow!
As said earlier, I have no idea of the makers ... have found many many murano green and amber, but none of the vases.
Both of those were from antique shops 10/15 years ago ... just fell in love with the shape.
And the boat shape ... that was from an op shop. Covered in grime. I recognised the flute-y end, scraped a bit of the grunge away.
Went to the counter. "How much is this one?" 50 cents!
The bowl shaped one has the same flutes as the spheres ... just large and small alternating.
Cheers
Kerri



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id help

Post  deborah on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:08 am

Hi there,

Your first 3 pieces are definitely not Chalet.I would say Murano for the 2 pieces in the first pic and the 2 tone ashtray Czech. The 2 tone centerpiece in the second - could you post a few pics of it on its own from different angles and showing the base. It could be Lorraine or Chalet or could be Swedish or Scandanavian. I can't tell enough. Could use some help from langlaugh here!

Noce pieces!

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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Kegaro on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:20 am

Hi Deborah
Thank you for your help and information.
I wasn't sure any were Chapel, just that the three 'hand' vase was a bit like one I saw on your site.
And the spherical vases ... I've been looking for something like them for ages, never saw anything in that style.
Usually you can find some sort of a match on ebay or a website.
So that search continues.
Re the boat shape vase or whatever it is:
Base is 50 x 60mm, polished flat with no marks.
It stands 70mm high at the middle, 140mm high at the ends, 390mm long.



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believe it is Lorraine

Post  deborah on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:21 pm

Hi again,

I have looked at my Chalet, Lorraine and EDAG pieces - all 3 companies did pieces in this shape so very hard to tell. i also looked at all the catalogues I have. Based on the ribbing and lack of pulls, my best bet would be that the centerpiece was made by Chalet although this colour combo was used more commonly by a major competitor of Chalet's of same era - Lorraine Glass Industries. You can get more info re Lorraine from the main site under "Similar yet Different". Chalet did fewer 2 tones - however, I have seen this particular colour combo in a Chalet fingertip and combined with the base - that's why I'm coming down on Chalet's side rather than Lorraine. But this is a tough one and I would bet as many forum members would go Lorraine.

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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Glassman on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:17 pm

I think those are something else all together. I've seen those before there's one that I seem to find all the time looks like a bowl with a stumpy toe sticking out of it. They are always that colour.I think they are some American company, the glass is thin and light. But who knows. I've never bought any they don't do much for me. I'm talking about the last piece. I'm saying it's American.

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Mystery ...

Post  Kegaro on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:52 pm

Thank you Deborah and Glassman
At least now I know my little "Murano Collection" probably isn't one!! I'm gradually clearing out forty years of accumulated dustables ... and the glass was just next on the list for thinking about. But the really good thing is that ... whether the last one is Chalet or American or whatever ... it still cost me only 50c and my reward was the real joy of finding it under its layer of grunge.

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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  Glassman on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:06 pm

I always say if you like it that's all that matters. It could be Murano Lorraine likley we will never know for sure.

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Re: New Member - help please in identifying my glass

Post  langhaugh on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:55 am

I agree with Glassman about the last piece being American. None are Czech, although the first piece could be Murano. A photo of the base would help.


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