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Offline TxSilver

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Balboa Vase that looks like Fratelli Toso
« on: July 13, 2007, 02:50:23 PM »
I thought I would post this link. I see these vases sold quite often as Fratelli Toso. They do look like Toso, but apparently they are Balboa (Italy, if the label is ligit).

http://www.rubylane.com/ni/shops/tomjudy/ilist?ss=balboa&samedb=1&previd=2.8&sb=1

Does anyone know anything about Balboa Glass? I'll have to see if I can find pictures of things they have made.

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Re: Balboa Vase that looks like Fratelli Toso
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 05:21:22 PM »
Balboa was a New York based importer for i.a. Toso.
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Re: Balboa Vase that looks like Fratelli Toso
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 05:53:36 PM »
That makes sense. This is the first time I have heard of them. I found one other thing with a Balboa label that was listed on eBay. It looked like it could have been made by one of the quality Murano companies.

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Re: Balboa Vase that looks like Fratelli Toso
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 09:27:43 AM »
I've a huge pair of Dino Martens lamps from Aureliano Toso dating to 1954 with Balboa labels on them both they used to act as US importers for a number of the major glass houses on Murano.
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