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04-23-2006, 08:24 AM
Hello group, nice and insightful information. I am trying to figure out what these two glass items might be (Murano?) and what they may have been used for? I dont know if these are a type of display stand or these are just what they are, a pair of nice italian glass decorative pieces.
Thanks in advance for any help.
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
The glass looks like it may be the work of Barovier-Toso. If so, you have a couple of very nice pieces.
Are there openings on the glass ends or are they closed? They are beautiful pieces of glass, whatever they are.
04-23-2006, 05:45 PM
These are both closed on both ends. The one end is very flat, as if it were designed to have something sit on top of it, while the other end is somewhat cupped like a typical compote base. Thanks for the assistance.
04-23-2006, 07:15 PM
Hi. Welcome to the forums!
I would take a guess that they are candle sticks or stands?
I agree with Anita they look similar to Barovier and Toso items, but B&T have very distinctive labels.
This leads me to believe that they are not Murano. if it they were the label would have read "Made in Murano, Italy" or "Made in Murano" not just "Made in Italy". They are great looking though!
04-23-2006, 07:23 PM
I had considered the label, too. Many Murano pieces have two labels -- one that says the piece is made in Murano and the other that says the piece is made in Italy. Did Barovier-Toso ever do this?
I found a couple of things that had structures kind of similar to the ones shown. They were tall, shallow compotes and, as you mentioned, candle supports. The candle supports had cups. I don't know if any were made that didn't have supports.
04-23-2006, 07:29 PM
I hate to say this but there was another label that was unreadable and removed when cleaned. I may be selling these as we are downsizing and was looking to have a sale. I know beauty is always in the eye of the beholder but I was thinking of asking $25 for the small one and $35 for the larger one. If anyone dares to go out on a limb and send me input on that I would appeciate it.
04-23-2006, 08:20 PM
Have you ever sold on eBay? If so, you may get more than the small price you are asking. You can tell what you know and let the bidders decide the rest. Another option is a consignment store or local auction. The nice thing about the stores or local auctions is that you don't have to worry about shipping.
Do you have an antiques store nearby? Chances are that the owner will buy them from you. It would be nice if you knew what they were before taking them in. It would be terrible to take a few dollars for something that is worth a lot. I hope that you can find someone with good knowledge about the pieces.
04-23-2006, 09:00 PM
I sure do appreciate the input. I think that I will explore the ebay avenue a bit further. I have a friend at work who's son sells on ebay so I may just try that route. Again, many thanks for your help.
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