These ducks are made in a variety of colors. They have either curved or straight bills. They have either an AVeM or a Decora label.
These geese are very similar to the ducks, but the bill is longer. They have an AVeM label on bottom. Alfredo Barbini and Fratelli Toso make some ducks and geese that are similar to these. The blue goose is 8.5" (22 cm) tall. Photo on the left is courtesy of Dan Farrel of Fossilfly's Murano Glass Board. Photo of the blue goose is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.
Decora Import Rooster, attributed to AVeM
This charming rooster has a Decora Import label on bottom. Decora Import (NY) frequently handles AVeM pieces. I have not seen the label on other Murano companies, so am fairly confident that the rooster is AVeM. The rooster is about 4" tall if I remember correctly. The rooster sets on a scalloped disc.
Decora Import Swans, attributed to AVeM
These graceful swans are about 5" long. The wings are particularly well made with the ends cut, shaped, and polished. The swan sets on a scalloped disc. These swans are made in different colors with the head in different poses. The green bird has a Decora Import label on the base.
These birds are 3.5-4.25" (8.9 - 10.8 cm) tall. The design comes in different colors and techniques. These birds are distinctive in having a lobed base and wings that cross the back like a shelf. These birds have either an AVeM or a Decora Import label on bottom when they have a label at all. Photos of the two birds on the bottom row are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.
AVeM Swan Salts
AVeM swan salts are often misidentified as Salviati. AVeM salts have wings that sweep back and merge into the tail. The crest tends to be thin -- a wisp of glass at the back of the head. There are different colors and patterns. Other companies may have made the same type of wing, so I wouldn't trust it as a definite way to identify an AVeM salt. (Please forgive the poor quality pictures.)
AVeM Swan Salt
This swan salt has a thin crest that is common for AVeM. The bowl has a rolled and fused rim that is common for AVeM filigrana bowls. Attribution is from a labelled swan of this design that had an AVeM label.
This heron is 6 7/8" tall and has an AVeM sticker on its back. It is pale blue pulegoso glass cased in clear glass. The pulegoso glass is over an opalescent yellow core.
These ducks both have AVeM labels. The glass of the ducks in the top row has relaxed bubbles.The blue-tinted duck on the left is 5 5/8" (14.3 cm) tall. The dark green duck is 7" (17.8 cm) tall. The duck on the bottom is made of uranium glass with foil in its chest. Photo of the top right duck is courtesy of Dawn Button.
This huge bird is 18" (45.7 cm) tall and 22" (56 cm) long. It was made by AVeM. Attribution is from a labeled bird of this design. Photo is courtesy of Ken Nicol.
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