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Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver foil
« on: July 17, 2007, 12:21:03 PM »
Hi.  I recently purchased this glass cat at an estate auction.  It is signed on the bottom but I can't make out what it says.  It is mostly black with silvery flecks inside.  There seems to be 3 different patterns to the silver fleck.  Anyone know who might have made this? 

Photos are at:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7917
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7920
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7918

Thanks so much for any help.


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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver flecks
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 06:46:56 PM »
Hi and welcome to the board. Can you get a closeup of the signature in case someone may be able to recognise it? If your camera has a macro setting (the little flower icon usually) try that, or sometimes standing the piece on a scanner if you have one and scanning it will pick up the mark instead.


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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver flecks
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 07:09:27 PM »
Looks a bit like something from FM Konstglas Ronneby, Sweden, to me, but... :-\ Ingela would know


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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver flecks
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 09:24:46 AM »
The decoration is silver foil, at least one overlap is visible and the variations are just due to the shaping process. I would think it is most likely of American origin.

I would also appreciate large copies of the images for the Glass Zoo, might get it ID'd positively one day.
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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver flecks
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 02:28:55 PM »
Hi everyone - thanks for your thoughts so far!

I added a scan of the signature.  It seems to be written in 3 lines.  I really can't read the first line at all.  I'm pretty sure the second line starts off with "Seg" or "Sag" followed by 3 or 4 more letters.  The 3rd line looks like it says "Curious" which I'm guessing is the title of the piece.  The scan shows the signature better than any pictures I took, but it's still not very clear  :(

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7936

Frank - larger photos of everything are available here:

http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/fatwil/?action=view&current=IMG_0192-1.jpg
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/fatwil/?action=view&current=IMG_0193-1.jpg
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/fatwil/?action=view&current=IMG_0194-1.jpg
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/fatwil/?action=view&current=CatSignature.jpg
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/fatwil/?action=view&current=CatBottomCropped.jpg


Thanks again!

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It's Probably Seguso Murano
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 03:46:43 PM »
I'm now pretty sure it's Murano designed by Seguso.  Someone over on a Murano forum just referred me to this link.  Mine is exactly the same shape and the signatures match.

http://www.trocadero.com/mt1007/items/654218/item654218.html

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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver foil
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 04:21:36 PM »
Can anyone comment on the use of silver foil in this threads examples - was this the same series as the Trocadero example?
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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver foil
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007, 08:24:10 PM »
Hi there i have just sold a labelled murano piece Complete with sticker , that has the silver foil
if it helps the ebay number was 290137367939

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Re: Anyone recognize this Cat? Black glass with silver foil
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 09:02:34 PM »
Lots of Murano makers used silver foil but it is specifically the Seguso Phantasy range I was wondering about.
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