Mar 16, 2021. 16:44 UTC
United States of America

Murano glass

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My piece is 2 lbs, 15 ounces, 8” in length 6” across and 2” at its shortest point. Heighth is 2” It is a white piece with swirls on the bottom, like layers. It has many gold flecks in the glass and elongated dots, blue, green and a deep burgundy. It looks to be an ashtray or a decorative piece, maybe mid century..maybe Barovier or Tosi


I purchased it from the Salvation Army thrift store. I thought maybe it was Murano.

Answered within about 17 hours
Mar 17, 09:23 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Susan,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Yes, I would agree that this is Murano; both Toso and Barovier (or both when they collaborated) signed their works so unless you see a signature on this it would be "manner of" and not worth quite as much.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage modern Murano hand-blown glass bowl
In the manner of Barovier & Toso, Made in Murano, Venice, Italy, mid 20th Century
Of asymmetrical form, the white ground boldly decorated with blue, green and brown spots; apparently unsigned or unmarked.
2 inches high by 8 inches long by 6 inches wide
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition.
PROVENANCE: acquried at a Salvation Army thrift store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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