Beware of fakes Murano glass from the Chinese market. Items made in China are not genuine as NO hand blown Murano glass is made outside of Murano Italy
Venetian glass collecting tip No 2
Signed and limited edtion pieces of Murano glass such as hand blown glass vases are far more valuable that unsigned pieces. Having yourvenetian glass piece signed and numbered and also issued with a Certificate of Authenticity adds greatly to it's value.
Venetian glass collecting tip No 3
Some early and also some later pieces of genuine Murano glass were also made with labels such as Laguna Murano, Savliati Murano and more. These labels do sometimes disappear after time and the piece ofglass you do have may indeed by genuine hand blown Murano glassand the label has been lost over time. Do some research and you may indeed by the owner of a rare and genuine piece of venetian blown art glass.
Venetian glass collecting tip No 4
Facon De Venise Venetian Glass and Crystal was a style of hand blown venetian glass which began to emerge in the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Venice. It is characterized by its incredibly detailed stemware such as goblet and vases with finely hand blown glass dragons and mythical creatures, knopped stems and more. Facon de Venisewhen translated means "in the style of Venice" with genuine early items of this type being extremely hard to find. When they are found, their sale is keenly contested in auction rooms.