Here is a wonderful large and heavy (1.4 kilos unpacked) 1950/60's Venetian glass bowl / ashtray, made on the island of Murano , near Venice, Italy. This piece was made by Galliano Ferro , and brought into the UK by British importers Jaffe Rose.In a stunning combination of Uranium green glass with a blue base and a controlled bubble effect known as Bullicante. Glows bright green in UV light. Please note: the plastic stand is for display purposes only and is not included. Measures approx 2.75 inches tall by 6.25 inches in diameter at widest point. No chips or cracks aside from a couple of minute pinprick fleabites to the side, shown in final pictures, and a few small surface scratches. There is a lot of high quality glass coming out of China these days, which imitates the popular styles and techniques made famous by manufacturers on the island of Murano, Italy. However, some sellers have taken to listing these pieces as vintage Murano, purposely misdescribing them in order to trick buyers into paying over the odds for a piece of mass produced, Chinese glass, sometimes even going so far as to add their own Made in Murano labels. The Murano Glass category is currently filled with hundreds of Chinese glass items, that if correctly listed would be in the Other Glass section. How can you tell the difference? Generally, most modern, Murano style, Chinese glass is quite a bit larger and heavier than their genuine counterparts. You can also familiar yourself with modern Chinese glass by browsing well known Chinese trade websites, and your local department stores such as TK Maxx and Debenhams. Identical vintage Murano items are very few and far between! I hope this little guide helps buyers (and sellers) to learn the difference between modern Chinese glass and vintage Murano.
To any other sellers of genuine Murano glass, if like me you are sick of seeing the Murano category flooded with modern Chinese glass, please feel free to copy this info and these pictures into your own listings, to help spread the word. The item "Galliano Ferro Murano Uranium Green Glass Bullicante Bowl" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian".
The seller is "20thcenturyglass-shop" and is located in Bolton. This item can be shipped worldwide.