Murano Glass Rooster / Gallo Labels Guide

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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 two Murano glass study groups based on Facebook:

Label Examples

Circular Rooster Murano label

Circular rooster label with "AL" code.

Rectangular Rooster Murano label

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.

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Notes: AVEM has been suggested as the factory for the AC labels, maybe due to example 6 below, which is in their style, but more information and examples are needed.

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Notes: Label seen on a piece signed "Seguso, Murano". Most likely Seguso Vetri d'Arte, see comments in example 1 below. The design, signature and colour all match examples in the SVA book.

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Notes: Could be the same factory that also used "BD", as some of the same or very similar designs can be found with both codes. See: [here and here]. Also [here and here]. Most clues I've followed for the AL and BD labels seem to point towards Archimede Seguso (see notes on BD labels). The Facebook group has BD down as Oball, but I've seen nothing that suggests this so far. Update: A paperweight with the "AL" code can be seen [here]. Factories suggested for the style of canes used are "3 Fiori" and "Alt".

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Notes: The same or very similar design as example #1 can be seen with a V Nason label here.

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Notes: Although we have yet to find a piece with both the AS rooster label and a Ferro & Lazzarini factory label, 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.

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Other Examples (Web): 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Other Examples (FB): 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Notes: Found in two examples shown below, with a stock label used by the Aureliano Toso factory. Maybe just a coincidence, but on this occasion the letter code does match the initials of the factory.

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Notes: Archimede Seguso is strongly suggested as the maker for an elephant with the BD label here, and also a dog from the bianco nero range here.

Notes 2: 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].

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Notes: Style of labelled examples matches strongly with designs by Cristallo Venezia CCC. Signoretti has also been suggested for BF, but as far as I can tell, the only reason for this was because their website address is "bfsignoretti.com" (for Bruno Fusato Signoretti). As we know, the codes bear no relation to the factory name. Also, Signoretti was only founded in 1986, which which time the rooster labels were probably no longer in use.

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Notes: Examples below are very similar in style to Cenedese, which is known to already have the code "AB". Could they have used 2 codes?

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Notes: I think the example below might actually be a very worn "BD" label.

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