Vetri Murano (VM) Glass Labels Guide
Below is a list of numerical codes found on the Vetri Murano labels, along with the corresponding Murano factories that they relate to. They came with either a clear transparent or opaque white background, with the words "Vetri Murano" and logo "VM" in black writing. These labels were created by a consortium of glass entrepreneurs called Consorzio Venezia Vetro, which was established in 1975. The labels came into use in 1981, and were used possibly up until 2001. The Vetri Murano labels were created to be a method of guaranteeing and promoting authentic Murano glass factories, that pre-dates the Vetro Artistico Murano (VAM) trademarked labels which came into use since 2002. The information below comes from labelled examples found online or shared by members of several Murano glass study groups based on Facebook.
Update - I recently came across an article published on another site about these labels, with a list almost identical to ours, but with a few extra's added. The site is known to be accurate with other Murano information, so I will add these extra entries to our list, and highlight them in pale grey until I am able to verify them with labelled examples.
- FB Group: Murano Glass
- FB Group: Murano Glass/Italian Art Glass, Empoli, for GLGD
- FB Group: Murano Glass Collective
- FB Group: Murano Animals
Vetri Murano label with white background and "040" code. Also available in transparent. Used from approx 1980's - 2001.
Click or tap on an entry below to see a drop down with more information, and examples if available. Some of the examples may be member posts in the above mentioned Facebook groups. To view those posts, join the relevant groups.
- = Examples with opaque label
- = Examples with transparent label
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