MURANO FLASHED ART SEA GLASS!! ~ STUNNING & EXQUISITE RARE COLORS ~ Ships Free!!

Category Crafts Glass & Mosaics Beach Glass - Surf-Tumbled

Current price $71.25

Listing type Chinese

Location Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612 US

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Seller davenportseaglass (853)

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SEA GLASS Authentic; 100% Surf Tumbled

COLOR(S) Multiple

SIZE COMPARISON US Cent

LIGHT TRANSMISSION Semi~Translucent

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SHAPE Irregular

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~~~~WELCOME TO DAVENPORTSEAGLASS ~~~~
SEA, OCEAN, BEACH AND/OR RIVER GLASS
* * * ABOUT THIS PIECE * * * _This is a spectacular piece and getting harder, if not even impossible, to find!! It is a piece of MURANO FLASHED ART SEA GLASS!! Colors are beyond gorgeous!! Among them are ORANGES, REDS, PURPLES & PEACH!! These colors are ALL considered RARE! You'll also find WHITES and CLEARS. From the side you can see the different layers of flash. __The glass is semi~translucent. By that I mean; When held to the sun or a light, you will see your finger pass behind the glass and not be able to make out any detail of your finger. Looks stunning when it catches the sun or when wet! Notice the size comparison to the penny. It measures about 3" at the greatest length and 2 7/16" at the greatest width. Thickness is not uniform across the piece; roughly 5/16" at the greatest. Has a prominently curved contour. There is a well frosted patina with many tiny "C's"__. Lots of pin-pricks & impact checks. There are chips along all of the edges that are in varying stages of wear. Luster can be found on many of them while others are well worn. There are not any sharp areas. I have used nothing but natural sunlight & water to display this piece. This would surely be a great addition to any collection, guaranteed to become a "special event"! As with ALL of my pieces, this is 100% surf tumbled sea glass._
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OVER THE YEARS, WE'VE FOUND A BUNCH OF SEA GLASS WHILE VISITING MANY DIFFERENT WATERFRONTS AROUND THE WORLD. THE "_BOSS_" NOW SAYS TO GET RID OF IT!
MUCH OF IT COMES FROM THE "_SEA GLASS CAPITOL OF THE WORLD" -_ DAVENPORT, CALIFORNIA. FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT IN THE KNOW, DAVENPORT HAS BEEN HOME TO MANY GLASS ARTISANS OVER THE YEARS. MANY OF THEM "DISPOSED" OF THEIR SCRAPS BY TOSSING THEM OVER THE CLIFFS, WHERE THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY FIND THEIR WAY INTO THE OCEAN. SOME OF OUR FINDS COME FROM THE NEW JERSEY, CAPE COD & GULF OF MEXICO COASTS. OTHERS WERE FOUND IN THE CARIBBEAN, OR TRIPS ABROAD. NEW JERSEY, IN THE EARLY DAYS, WAS CONSIDERED THE "_GLASS MANUFACTURING CAPITOL OF THE WORLD",_ DUE TO IT'S FINE SANDY FEATURES & EXCELLENT PORT LOCATIONS. FURTHERMORE, SOME OF OUR FINDS COME FROM RIVERS, BAYS OR MARSHES.
MANY LOVELY & BEAUTIFUL COLORS, SOME HARD TO FIND, UNUSUAL AND RARE! VARIOUS SHAPES & SIZES, NO TWO ARE EVER ALIKE! TUMBLED BY THE WATER'S CURRENTS & WAVES! THIS IS TRULY, HONEST TO GOODNESS NATURAL, "AS FOUND" SEA GLASS!
~ BELOW, ARE SOME _TRUE FACTS_ OF GENUINE SEA GLASS ~
* SEA GLASS IS REALLY NOTHING MORE THAN BOTTLES & TABLEWARE, ETC. IT COULD ALSO BE FROM SHIPWRECKS, INDUSTRIAL, STRUCTURAL OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS LOST IN NATURAL DISASTERS, ETC. MOSTLY IT'S ANY GLASS THAT PEOPLE CARELESSLY THREW INTO THE OCEAN SOME TIME AGO, OFTEN UP TO 100+ YEARS AGO. IT HAS TUMBLED IN THE SURF FOR YEARS AND WASHED UP ONTO THE SHORE LOOKING LIKE A LITTLE GEMSTONE.
* QUANTITIES OF SOME COLORS ARE SEVERELY LIMITED. COLORS SUCH AS ORANGE, RED, YELLOW, COBALT BLUE, PURPLE, TURQUOISE, BLACK, AND "VASELINE" ARE VERY RARE AND VERY DESIRED. ORANGE AND YELLOW ARE REALLY THE MOST RARE, BUT RED AND COBALT ARE PROBABLY THE MOST DESIRED, DUE TO THEIR BEAUTY WHEN SET IN JEWELRY.
* SEA GLASS IS OFTEN HYDRATED AND MAY HAVE A "FROSTY" OR “SUGARED” APPEARANCE TO THE SURFACE. HYDRATION IS A SLOW PROCESS WHERE THE LIME AND SODA WITHIN THE GLASS IS LEACHED OUT BY THE CONSTANT CONTACT WITH WATER, LEAVING PITTING ON THE SURFACE OF THE GLASS. THE SODA AND LIME CAN COMBINE WITH OTHER ELEMENTS TO FORM TINY CRYSTALS IN THE SURFACE OF THE GLASS. MANY GOOD PIECES OF SEA GLASS WILL SPARKLE IN THE LIGHT. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DUPLICATE THIS PROCESS WITHOUT ACTUALLY ALLOWING NATURE TO TAKE ITS COURSE OVER MANY YEARS. SOMETIMES IT CAN TAKE 50 TO 100+ YEARS. RIVER GLASS, WHICH IS A SUB-CATEGORY OF SEA GLASS, WILL VERY OFTEN HAVE A SILKY SMOOTH SURFACE WITH LITTLE, IF ANY, OF THE "FROSTY" OR "SUGARED" EFFECT.
* SMALL "C" SHAPED PATTERNS MAY EMERGE ON THE SURFACE OF THE SEA GLASS AND SMALL HAIRLINE CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN SOME PIECES. THIS IS NATURAL AND VERY DESIRED. LIKE METALS, ROCKS & MINERALS OR WOOD; GLASS COMES IN DIFFERENT HARDNESSES TOO! SOME GLASS WILL DISPLAY THESE "C" SHAPED PATTERNS MORE PROMINENTLY THAN OTHER GLASS. GENERALLY, THE "SOFTER" THE GLASS, THE MORE "C" PATTERNS. THE "HARDER" THE GLASS, THE MORE RESISTANT IT IS TO THESE PATTERNS, AS IT IS MORE LIKELY TO BREAK UPON IMPACT WITH ANOTHER OBJECT LIKE ROCKS OR SEASHELLS. THE UNIVERSAL MOHS HARDNESS SCALE FOR COMMON OBJECTS IS USED FOR DETERMINING SPECIFIC HARDNESS.
* NATURAL TUMBLING IS OFTEN UNEVEN ON ROCKY SHORES, WHERE A PIECE OF SEA GLASS GOT STUCK WITH A PORTION OF IT STILL EXPOSED. THIS OCCURRENCE FREQUENTLY PRODUCES PIECES THAT ARE A TRIANGULAR SHAPE, AND YET IN SOME AREAS SUCH AS SANDY BEACHES, THE TUMBLING MAY BE VERY EVEN MAKING THEM WELL ROUNDED AND NEARLY UNIFORM IN SHAPE.
* SEA GLASS MAY FREQUENTLY BE COMPOSED OF IDENTIFIABLE BOTTLE NECKS, BOTTLE BOTTOMS, LETTERING AND OTHER UNUSUAL SHAPES OR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES SUCH AS MUG HANDLES, TRADEMARKED SHAPES, ETC.
* "END OF DAY" GLASS REFERS TO ANY ITEMS MADE BY THE GLASSWORKER IN THEIR OWN TIME AT THE END OF THE DAY, USING UP THE REMAINING MOLTEN GLASS IN THE POTS. IT TENDED TO BE A MIXTURE OF ALL SORTS OF COLORS. SOMETIMES THESE WERE "FUN" ITEMS, LIKE WALKING STICKS OR ANIMALS, ETC. SOMETIMES THEY WERE ITEMS FOR USE AROUND THE GLASSMAKER'S OWN HOME. AT OTHER TIMES, THE REMAINING MOLTEN GLASS WAS JUST POURED INTO A CONTAINER OR ONTO THE GROUND AND LEFT TO COOL. AS THIS COULD YIELD ANY VARIETY OF SHAPE OR SIZE, THEY CAME TO BE CALLED "FRIGGERS".
* "FLASHED" GLASS IS A SPECIALTY GLASS OF TWO OR MORE LAYERS. IT USUALLY CONSISTS OF A THIN LAYER OF COLORED GLASS FUSED TO CLEAR GLASS. GLASSMAKERS USED THIS PROCESS BECAUSE IT WAS CHEAPER FOR THEM TO FUSE A THIN LAYER OF COLORED GLASS ON CLEAR GLASS, STILL GIVING THE APPEARANCE OF MORE COSTLY & THICKER COLORED GLASS. IT WAS AN ILLUSION; A WAY TO KEEP THEIR COSTS DOWN, WHILE STILL CHARGING FULL PRICE TO THE BUYER. FLASHED GLASS WAS MAINLY USED IN THE ART TRADES. IRONICALLY, TODAY, FLASHED GLASS COSTS MORE TO MAKE BECAUSE OF THE TIME & LABOR INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS!
* GENUINE SEA GLASS IS NEVER CUT, TUMBLED OR PROCESSED IN ANY WAY! THE TRUE "ARTIST" IN MAKING GENUINE SEA GLASS WILL ONLY & ALWAYS BE MOTHER NATURE...
THIS ITEM IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, AS IT POSES A CHOKING HAZARD, MAY BREAK AND MAY HAVE SHARP EDGES. COMMON SENSE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
AS ALWAYS, MY ITEMS ARE FROM A SMOKE FREE HOME.
WE ALSO PRIDE OURSELVES ON _"GOING GREEN"_ BY USING RECYCLED PACKING MATERIALS WHENEVER POSSIBLE! JUST TRYING TO DO OUR PART IN KEEPING MOTHER EARTH ALIVE A LITTLE LONGER!
_* * * * *BONUS!* * * * * _
_>>>PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE NOTICE OF BOTH MY "SHIPPING DISCOUNT" AND "FREE SHIPPING" OFFERS!<<<_
PAYMENT & SHIPPING: BUYER PAYS ALL SHIPPING & PACKAGING FEES. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS, OR ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. IF, AFTER THE FIFTH DAY, PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED, AN "_UNPAID ITEM CLAIM_" WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE OPENED AGAINST YOU BY EBAY, UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED BEFORE ANY ITEM IS SHIPPED. I SHIP ONLY TO CONFIRMED ADDRESSES; PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST AN ALTERNATE. I WILL HOLD ITEMS WON BY AN INDIVIDUAL WITHIN 3 DAYS OF ONE ANOTHER FOR COMBINED SHIPPING. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LET ME KNOW YOU'RE STILL BIDDING ON MORE ITEMS. I WILL NOT AGREE TO CANCEL ANY AUCTION, FOR ANY REASONS. IF YOU DON'T WANT IT, DON'T BID ON IT! I DO FOLLOW THROUGH ON "UNPAID ITEM" CLAIMS! I CANNOT SHIP TO APO/FPO ADDRESSES, SORRY. FEEDBACK FROM YOU WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. ALL SALES FINAL. NO EXCEPTIONS ON ANY OF THE ABOVE! THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY ITEMS AND ALSO YOUR BIDDING. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!
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