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019 - Four Glass Swans That Are Not Planters
Lot Number: 19 Ask Seller Question
Item Location: San Carlos, CA
Preview Date/Time: N/A
Pickup Date/Time: Fri 8-JAN PM & SAT 9-JAN
Start Date/Time: 01/03/21 8:00 PM
End Date/Time: 01/06/21 7:09:30 PM
Opening Bid: $10.00
Bid History: 10
Current Bid: $26.00
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Highbidder: Semperfiinca303
Auction has ended.

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And don't let me catch you using them as planters either!

I think the glass swan is first attributed to the glassmakers of Murano, but honestly I have no foundation for saying that. No clue where any of these came from but if any of them were going to be Murano, it would be the big green swirly one. I don't think the Muranoites would create one of just cobalt glass. The small baby blue swan is two pieces and not one solid piece of blown glass which is what I'd expect from Murano. The avocado green one looks more like Viking Glass and it's obviously pressed. I'm pretty sure Murano is always blown. Lots of companies made swans like these both in the US and abroad.

One of thre things I like most about old glass are the imperfections you will find that you don't see in glass today, I guess when making a glass swan from one piece of glass is time consuming and laborious, you're not going to throw thre thing away because of a few bubblers or bits of ash that got into the glass, You can see some contaminants in the cobalt swan. Usually, it is bits of ash that have gotten into the glass.


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