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The Art of Murano Glass

The Art of Murano Glass

"How can you tell it's Murano?" It's a question I get asked all the time. After 10 years of buying and selling - I see many many pieces, some of which have Murano labels - so it's by learning shapes, colours and techniques and of course reading and researching as I go. But honestly...It's pretty hard to get it right 100% of the time. Even though many dealers use "Murano" as a catchall term applied to 20th century art glassĀ  - Post War Murano Glass can be tricky to I.D. Only the very top end - maybe 2% of the...

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Frank Thrower - Glass Designer

Frank Thrower  - Glass Designer

Frank Thrower (1932-87) was one of the leading British 20thCentury glass designers who had a great impact on glass manufacturing in the 1970s and 80s. His important legacy lives on - more importantly, his timeless designs and glass pieces are still very relevant today. Over the years I've been trading, I've met many keen collectors or even colleagues of Frank Thrower - and they all talk about him with great affection. His story is interesting - he started as a assistant to Ronald Stennett-Willson, then became a great salesman for Portmerion, here he was approached by the philanthropist - Peter...

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