Murano Glass Rooster / Gallo Labels Guide
Below is a list of letter codes found on the blue and silver foil Murano labels, bearing the logo of a "rooster" ("gallo" in Italian), along with the corresponding Murano factories that they relate to, if known. This information has been gathered by many members of several Murano glass study groups based on Facebook:
- FB Group: Murano Glass
- FB Group: Murano Glass/Italian Art Glass, Empoli, for GLGD
- FB Group: Murano Glass Collective
- FB Group: Murano Animals
Circular rooster label with "AL" code.
Rectangular rooster label with "BD" code.
Click or tap on an entry below to see a drop down with more information, and examples if available. Many of the examples are member posts in the above mentioned Facebook groups. To view the posts, join the relevant groups.
- = Confirmed - Rooster label with factory label or signature.
- = Examples with circular label
- = Examples with rectangular label
Update: A millefiori paperweight with the "AL" code was posted on one of the FB paperweight groups, sadly it has since been deleted. Factories suggested for the style of canes used were "3 Fiori" and "Alt".
Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Notes: Although we have yet to find a piece with both the AS rooster label and a Ferro & Lazzarini factory label (no longer true, see above), there are several designs, particularily of Drioli liqueur bottles, that can be found with either the AS label or the triangular factory label. Many with the AS label are wrongly identified as Archimede Seguso by sellers who mistake the AS code for factory initials.
Examples for comparison:
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Other Examples (FB): Label 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Notes 2: A bowl with the BD label here seems to be from a range of bowls made by Barbini, that was also supplied to and sold by Salviati. The range can be found with Barbini or Salviati labels, see here. An apple and pear set here is also very much in the style of Barbini. These apple and pear sets are also often found with Barbini or Salviati labels.
Notes 3: Could be the same factory that also used "AL", as some of the same or very similar designs can be found with both codes. See: [here and here]. Also [here and here].
Notes 4: I've created a dedicated page here to show the wide range of birds and fish that can be found with the "BD" and "AL" labels.
Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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