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Offline Anne E.B.

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Huge pop-art looking vase - Is it Murano???
« on: May 23, 2005, 10:04:52 PM »
This is a huge clear cased, red white and blue pulled feather type decoration vase measuring almost 15" high and approx. 7" at its widest.  White interior.   It has a very pop art retro look to it, and I can just see it displayed in a 60s pad.  If my instinct is right, it is Italian, possibly Murano.  Can anyone verify please.  I would love to know who might have made it and when, and what the actual technique is called.  I am hoping to sell this.  It doesn't quite go with the glass I already have, although I think its really snazzy!   8)
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Huge pop-art looking vase - Is it Murano???
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 07:21:23 AM »
Anne, In looking in  Pina's book "Italian glass century 20" your piece  looks very much like Carlo Moretti's marble vases. This might be a possibility and a direction you might search. Hope this helps, Terry


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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 09:24:26 AM »
Florentine, perhaps inspired by Moretti - but not made by ~.
You'd normally find these with a large scroll shaped gold foil sticker.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 09:51:37 AM »
Hi Anne, I recently sold a similar vase with a label reading "VB Opaline Florence Made In Italy".  I'm not sure what the VB stands for, Ivo?

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/auctions/opalineflorence_vase.jpg
http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/auctions/opalineflorence_vase%20(1).jpg
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 02:00:33 PM »
I think it is Vetreria di Borgonovo, but not entirely sure - it is not a collector's area per se. The label is the the one I hinted at earlier.
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