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Scam artist!

I should have known better, but, stupid me, paid this con artist to ship glasses to me. I'ts been 3... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Patwis
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Wisconsin
Don't Get Fooled (like us)

The shop keeper tells a great story of how his wife hand paints the glassware at their special... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
RockeeRhode
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Orange County, CA
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I should have known better, but, stupid me, paid this con artist to ship glasses to me. I'ts been 3 weeks. I've been had. Now I'm sure that I'll never see them. I'm just hoping that my credit card company will void the charge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patwis
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The shop keeper tells a great story of how his wife hand paints the glassware at their special factory but it's all just part of the fake narrative. He's also oddly particular about anyone touching their products --- as if these works of art are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RockeeRhode
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Thankfully I only bought two of these glasses because the “hand painted” colours came off after the first washing. The shop owner is very convincing, even showing pictures of his wife at work. They are relying on the fact that because we are tourists we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Can't believe we fell for the glass in this store, as everyone else has said the paint rubs off. H At least the RCA glass they use is decent quality.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank darrenj224
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Please, avoid in a big circkle this store. The sell fake colored glasses , for a midlle price. After first washing the color get off !!!!!! Just see my pictures.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visited this shop during a recent trip to Venice and selected some very pretty glasses and pitcher allegedly hand painted by the shopkeepers wife. They were not terribly expensive and attractive so we purchased a set and a pitcher. We were told (without asking)...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

While in Venice I admired the venitian carnival glasses which seemed to be in many shops - wine glasses with mult coloured ribbons of paint on the bowl and the stem. I ended up purchasing a set of 6 and a vase at this store...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank gfoxy56
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I also bought a set of 8 beautifully colored glasses from this store "hand painted by his wife;" unfortunately, when I rinsed them with warm water prior to the first use last week, all of the "hand painting" came right off like a piece of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank EndoDoc2015
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We saw and bought some very nice glasses and a pitcher, supposedly made by the owner's wife. We happened to see many other similar, if not identical, articles at other vendors. Our price was good and somewhat better than others. When we received the goods,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank rarelyafive
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