Vetro Artistico Murano (VAM) Glass Labels Guide

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Below is a list of numerical codes found on the Vetro Artistico Murano labels, along with the corresponding Murano factories that they relate to. The Vetro Artistico Murano labels bear a logo of a "borsella" (glass working tool) making a plate, on a white or clear background, and are made up of segments that come apart easily if removal of the labels is attempted. These labels are managed and publicised by the Promovetro Murano Consortium, which was founded in 1985, as a method of protection and certification for authentic Murano glass factories. The Vetro Artistico Murano trademark was instituted into law in 1994, and the labels themselves have been in use since 2002. They come with either a white opaque background, or clear transparent background, and since 2016 a QR code has been added. The information below comes from the current list of factories at muranoglass.com, a slightly outdated pdf list found online, and labelled examples found online or shared by members of two Murano glass study groups based on Facebook.

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Label Examples:

Blue Vetro Artistico Murano label

Blue Vetro Artistico Murano label with white background and "060" code. Also available in transparent. Used from 2002 to 2016.

Red Vetro Artistico Murano label

Red Vetro Artistico Murano label with white background and "061" code. Also available in transparent. Used from 2002 to 2016.

Red Vetro Artistico Murano label

Red Vetro Artistico Murano label with white background, "033" code and QR code. Also available in transparent. Used from 2016 to present.

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.

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Notes: Produces decorative lighting, art glass, and mirrors.

Examples: 1 2 3 4

Notes: Ongaro e Fuga was founded in 1954 by Franco Fuga and his wife Tullia Ongaro. Produces Murano glass mirrors.

Website: www.ongaroefuga.com

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Notes: Ercole Moretti & F.lli (short for "fratelli", meaning "brothers"), was founded in 1911 by three brothers, Ercole, Norberto and Iginio Moretti. Produces bowls, plates, vases and jewellery. Known for their extensive use of millefiori canes.

Website: www.ercolemoretti.it

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5

Notes: Vetreria Artistica Oball was founded in 1978 by Luigi Onesto. Produces vases, bowls and ornaments. Known for their use of the sommerso technique.

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Notes: The Ferro Murano factory, now named Yalos Murano, was founded in 1966 by Guido Ferro and his brothers, Ivan and Mario, and their parents. Produces art glass and chandeliers.

Website: www.yalosmurano.it

Examples: 1 2 3 4

Notes: Galliano Ferro formed his own glass factory in 1955 after leaving Arte Vetraria Muranese, or AVEM (A.Ve.M.), which he co-founded in 1932. Produces art glass, bowls and ornaments.

Website: www.gallianoferro.it

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Notes: In 1946, Gino Cenedese formed the company Cenedese & Co. Produces art glass vases, bowls and ornaments. Known best for designs by Antonio Da Ros using the sommerso technique.

Website: www.arscenedese.com

Examples: 1 2 3

Notes: Founded in 1950 by Alfredo Barbini. Produces art glass vases, bowls and ornaments.

Examples: 1 2

Notes: Produces decorative lighting.

Website: www.zanchimurano.it

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Notes: Produces jewellery, art glass, and mirrors.

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Notes: Produces decorative lighting, art glass, tableware, and mirrors.

Website: www.antichiangeli.com

Examples: 1 2

Notes: In the example below, what can be seen of the glass item looks like the part faceted, part textured pieces most often found with either Bucella Cristalli or Mandruzzato labels. See here.

Examples: 1

Notes: Produces Murano glass mirrors.

Website: www.fratellitosi.com

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Notes: Vetreria Artistica Gambaro & Poggi was founded in 1974 by Mario Gambaro and Bruno Poggi. More recently renamed Gambaro & Tagliapietra. Produces tableware and sculptures.

Website (new): www.gambaroetagliapietra.it

Website (old): www.gambaroepoggiglass.com

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5

Notes: Zanetti Murano Srl was founded in 1956 by Licio Zanetti. Produces tableware and sculptures.

Website: www.zanettimurano.com

Examples: 1 2

Notes: Effe Vetreria Artistica was founded in 1985 by Walter Furlan and his wife Ivana, joined in 1987 by their son Mario Furlan. Known for Picasso style sculptures.

Website: www.effe-vetreria-artistica.it

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Notes: Produces jewellery & beads.

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Notes: Ars Murano was founded in 1982 by Roberto Cammozzo, Elio Raffaeli and Renzo Vianello. Produces sculptures and aquariums.

Website: www.arsmurano.it

Examples: 1 2 3

Notes: Signoretto Lampadari was founded in 1990 by Gianni Signoretto and his son Loris. Produces decorative lighting.

Website: www.signorettolampadari.com

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Notes: Founded in 1925, currently owned by Andrea and Cristiano De Biasi. Known for producing jewellery and other items.

Website: www.debiasimurano.com

Examples: 1 2 3

Notes: Produces tableware and decorative lighting.

Website: www.seguso.it

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Notes: Produces decorative lighting and sculptures.

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Notes: Founded in 1947 by Guido de Majo. Now owned by his son, Lucio de Majo. Produces decorative lighting.

Website: www.demajolight.com

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Notes: Produces sculptures.

Website: www.artigianatomuranese.it

Examples: 1 2 3

Notes: Founded in 1962 by Formentello and Mian (ForMia). Produces art glass.

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Notes: The Mandruzzato factory was founded in 1934 by Benjamin Mandruzzato. Now owned by his great grandson, Alessandro Mandruzzato. Produces art glass vases, bowls and lighting.

Website: www.alessandromandruzzato.com

Examples: 1 2

Notes: The Fornasier factory was founded in Murano over 50 years ago by Luigi Fornasier. Now owned by his son, Fabio Fornasier. Produces decorative lighting.

Website: www.lu-murano.com

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Notes: Founded in 1976. Now owned by Alessandro Albertini. Produces art glass, tableware and lighting.

Website: www.vetrerialafenice.com

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Notes: Silvano Signoretto founded his own factory in 1999.

Examples: 1

Notes: Produces art glass and tableware.

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Notes: Founded in 1960 by Eugenio Panizzi, later joined by his sons Mauro and Franco. Produces sculptures and art glass. Known for cold working and fusing techniques.

Website: www.panizzieugenio.com

Examples: 1

Notes: Produces decorative lighting.

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Notes: Founded in 1929 by Eugenio Ferro and Giovanni Lazzarini. Produces sculptures, tableware and art glass.

Website: www.eugenioferro1929.com

Examples: 1 2

Notes: Produces tableware and art glass.

Examples: 1 2 3 4

Website: www.abatezanetti.it

Examples: 1 (or is the number on the label 059?)

Notes: Founded in the 1970s by Giovanni Cenedese, now owned by his son, Simone Cenedese. Produces decorative lighting, sculptures, and art glass.

Website: www.simonecenedese.it

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Notes: Owned by glassmaster Mario Formentello, founded by his father. Produces art glass vases, bowls etc. Known for use of murrines

Examples: 1 2 3

Notes: Produces decorative lighting, and art glass.

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Notes: The Ferro Lorenzo factory was founded in 2000. Produces lampworked and mouthblown small art glass giftware and ornaments.

Website: www.ferrolorenzomurano.com

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Notes: Produces decorative lighting, and art glass.

Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Notes: Produces art glass and paperweights. Suggestions for this factory are "3 Fiori", "Millefiori Factory", or "Alt".

Examples: 1 2

Notes: Produces jewellery and beads.

Examples: 1

Notes: Produces jewellery and beads.

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Notes: Produces jewellery and beads.

Website: www.manuelazanvettori.com

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Notes: Founded in 1952 by Sergio Tiozzo, now owned by his son, Claudio Tiozzo. Produces decorative lighting, art glass, and jewellery.

Website: www.tiozzosergio.it

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Notes: Produces art glass, jewellery and mirrors.

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Notes: Produces art glass, known for cold working technique.

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Notes: Founded in 1996 by Marco Zardinoni. Produces decorative lighting, and art glass.

Website: www.lafucinadelvetro.it

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Examples: 1

Notes: Founded by Alessandro Tagliapietra in 1996. Produces jewellery.

Website: www.alessandrotagliapietra.it

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Notes: Owned by Alberto Striulli. Produces tableware, art glass, and decorative lighting.

Website: www.striullivetriarte.it

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Notes: See comments in first example for attribution. Produces art glass, and jewellery.

Website: www.originalmurano.net

Examples: 1

Notes: Produces art glass, giftware, sculptures.

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Notes: Founded in 2013 by brothers Alberto and Nicola Moretti. Produces art glass.

Website: www.nicolamorettimurano.it

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Notes: Produces art glass, tableware, and decorative lighting.

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Notes: Produces jewellery.

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Notes: Founded by Massimiliano Schiavon in 2011, by reopening his grandfathers old factory which had been closed for 10 years. Produces art glass, sculptures, decorative lighting.

Website: www.massimilianoschiavon.com

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Notes: Founded by Mario Badioli in the 1960's, now owned by his son Francesco Badioli. Produces art glass sculptures. Known for Picasso style.

Website: www.vetreriabadioli.com

Examples: 1 2

Notes: Founded by Alessandro Moretti in 2006. Produces Murano glass beads & jewellery.

Website: www.costantiniglassbeads.com

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Notes: Vetrate a Piombo Artistiche was founded by Luciano Bullo in 1984. Renamed Vetrate Artistiche Murano in 2014 when Luciano's son Stefano took over. Specialises in the production and restoration of traditional Venetian glass windows.

Website: www.vetrateartistichemurano.com

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Notes: Founded by Roberto Beltrami in 2017. Produces art glass.

Website: www.wavemuranoglass.com

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Notes: Founded by Nicolò Barbini in 1927, later joined by his sons Vincenzo and Giovanni. Produces Venetian mirrors. Known for engraving.

Website: www.aavbarbini.it

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Notes: Produces semi-finished glass, such as rods of milleriori & zanfirico.

Website: www.effetremurano.com

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Notes: Produces art glass, using fusing and grinding techniques.

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Notes: Founded by Nadia Vianello in 1998, later joined by her son Davide Trebbi. Produces jewellrey and home decor.

Website: www.vianellonadiamurrine.com

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Examples: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7



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