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 several 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).

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".

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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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Update: Finally a piece has been found with the AS rooster label and the Ferro & Lazzarini factory label, see label example link below.

Update 2: Diego Lazzarini confirmed in a Facebook group post here, that these bottles were commissioned by the Drioli distillery only at Ferro & Lazzarini.

Notes: Although we have yet to find more than one 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.

Examples for comparison:

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

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Notes: Found in three 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 there is a dog from the bianco nero range here. Also a geode bowl, very much in the style of Archimede Seguso can be seen here. However, current representatives of the factory have stated that they have never used any labels other than their own.

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.

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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: The paperweight shown in example one below has been identified as Ferro & Lazzarini in a paperweights group on Facebook.

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Notes: A similar piece as the one below has been identified as Fratelli Toso.

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Notes: Another code used by Cenedese, which is known to already have the code "AB", possibly after a slight factory name change.

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

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