I was birthday gift shopping downtown for Jeff earlier this week, and somehow (I know I’m not the only one this ever happens to, right?) managed to find a gift for myself in the process.
I’m so easy to shop for! That’s the problem.
My “Kate is awesome” gift-to-self:
All together, now! “Ooooooh! Aaaahhh!”
These photos don’t really capture it, but that’s a lovely, milky, yellow-green, very faintly iridescent glass. It almost looks like it should glow in the dark (though, alas, it does not. I tried.)
It’s very petite – just the right size to add to my dresser-top collection of jewelry holders 🙂
But here’s where the mystery comes in – the bottom of the bowl says it’s Murano, but the guy in the shop couldn’t tell me anything more specific than that. My extensive* Internet research doesn’t turn up anything likely, either (though it does reveal many other beautiful pieces!**).
In fact, many of the results are actually misidentified Carnival glass which is not Murano. Though it is lovely and I do have several pieces of that as well. My other thought was that it might be Italian milk glass, but that doesn’t bring up any similar-looking contenders, either.
So here’s my question to you all – any Murano glass experts out there? Is there a name for my particular specimen of loveliness? Because otherwise I’m just gonna call it “wish-it-would-glow-in-the-dark glass”.
And if you’re in St. Louis and love this stuff as much as I do, check it out at either of Salt of The Earth‘s locations – downtown or in Webster. I’ve emailed them looking for more info on this bowl, and am hoping they’ll get back to me soon!
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**And some not-so-beautiful ones. Gah!