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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2005, 11:21:18 AM »
Thanks Javier
Great pics. But in the ones where the maker is named there's not much guessing to be done. Are there any which don't say the name of the maker but which are associated with a particular company ?

Ventian / Murano
Does Venetian necessarily mean Murano ?
With the Barbini one you show it would seem so ...unless Barbini has production facilities off Murano ...do they ?

Anyone know anything about the Yellow Scroll label ?
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2005, 09:44:45 PM »
Hello Peter,
Most times the labels are worn down and some are just partially there, so I thought it was good to have the actual labels presented here. I have been able to buy many pieces in the past by just seeing what the partial labels look like, their shapes, and recignizing who they are from. I really dont think we should limit ourselves on the labels posted here, as they can help many of us. I'll be posting more labels later on...

On the yellow scroll label, I really do not know it, and havent seen it before. Hope someone else has some info on it for you.

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2005, 02:38:46 PM »
On the alabastre glass, I've also got a great Seguso vase in it pictured below with the same labels as the pheasant. Very Scandinavian in design and most unlike Seguso in shape.

http://tinypic.com/6fvxnk.jpg

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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2005, 07:58:18 AM »
Hi all,

A bit late joining this thread - very busy.

Following are a couple of labels from Barovier & Toso that can be reliably dated to 1973 – these 'weights have a central cane with the date!  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/paperweights/t-barovier-toso01.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/paperweights/t-barovier-toso03.jpg)

Click either image for more detail. I have more labels that I'll post later.

Javier, it did occur to me that some of these posted images are on TinyPic or PhotoBucket which only have a limited life (these included): could I suggest they are all saved and plonked on someone's server as permanent reminders? I don't mind handling them, if required.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2005, 12:04:37 AM »
Here are a few other interesting labels...

This 2 are from an Avem piece. I really like the silver label, very intricate.

http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/avemlabels.jpg

This one came from what I think is a Barovier piece.

http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/venicelabel.jpg

And this one, which I believe is an earlier version of the Seguso scalloped label, with an Italic "y." I would very much like to have any info on this one, if someone else knows the time period when it was used.

http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/madeitalics.jpg

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DenCill,
Thanks for bringing it to our attention that the images from TinyPic and PhotoBucket have a "limited" life. I will try and gather them together and put a special page later on where they can be looked at.
For now I would really want them to be posted here.
Thanks again!
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2005, 07:11:56 AM »
Thanks Javier
Those are very interesting.
The silver and green one from Copenahgen shows that some importer / retailers labels can be interesting in themselves and help with provenance if not ID.

Have you come across any plain paper makers labels with just a product number ? or original price on them ? maybe with a company name written in pen ?
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2005, 08:10:29 AM »
Found another one - Maestri Vetrai
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/avalonsmile/newshots196-1.jpg)
I'm having difficulty pining down this company.
There was one called
Cappellin, M.V.M. (Maestri Vetrai Muranese Cappellin)
which closed in 1931
Murano Magic says that the trademarks and designs were sold to Gaetano Ceschina

There is what would appear to be the old version of of this company's label here http://www.burchardgalleries.com/auctions/2004/feb2204/01images/l33.htm
 
Anyone know anything about the modern incarnation of this company ??
Pete


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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2005, 09:56:54 AM »
Another two labels for consideration, although they do throw up a slight anomoly.

These are what I call 'Clam Dishes' due to the shape and are unusual as they have two ground and polished bases for placing upright or on their side.

Click any photo to enlarge

This first photo shows the three I have:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/t-clam-labels01.jpg)

The next shows a rather worn, but virtually intact label and is on the blue/amber one to the right. This shows L. Nason as the maker:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/t-clam-labels02.jpg)

This is on the small green/amber one. The initials are either 'DSV' or 'SDV'. Any help on this would be appreciated.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/t-clam-labels03.jpg)

I suppose these demonstrate how makers would often copy each others designs, particularly if they proved popular. Unfortunately the red/amber one is not labelled.

I also have several 'V. Nason & C' labels that I will have to post — unfortunately I believe they closed down recently. This is the firm of Vincenzo Nason, who I believe was originally part of the Nason & Moretti group (comprising many members from each family) and probably related to L. Nason. There are other Nason makers; Ermanno being famous for his modernistic glass sculptures in the 1960s.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2005, 10:01:08 AM »
Details of a book on Ermanno Nason can be seen at:

http://www.theglass.it/book.htm
David
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2005, 09:41:03 PM »
Peter, I have several pieces of Maestri Vetrai. With one I got a little card. Here is their website http://www.azzurrasrl.it/ Hope you speak Italian. Terry

 

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