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Offline post50modern

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Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« on: October 06, 2007, 09:56:56 PM »
Hello All,

I just purchased this set of Carlo Moretti glasses from 1959. Aside from a photo and a mention in his book "Carlo Moretti Cristalli si Murano 1958 - 1997", I cannot find any others for sale or even referenced ANYWHERE. I have searched Ebay, Googled Everything, searched for auctions at Wright20, Ragoarts, LAMODERN, etc. and connot find a thing on these glasses. Can anyone offer any further info on the design or availability of these truly mid century modern glasses. they are black satinato cased over white. As a reference, the largest glass is 8.5" tall. Would it be reasonable for me to assume these are rare seeing as how info is scarce on the internet? Or am I just being hopeful. :-) We have all seen Moretti's colorful satinato vases and vessels but I have never these...

I know he distributed through Rosenthal Netter back in the day. Maybe that is where these came from??

Any info would be appreciated.





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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 01:47:14 PM »
The only mention I have found of the black satinato pieces are on pages 185-186 of Leslie Pina's Italian Glass Century 20. Pina writes that they are ca 1960s. They are unmarked. To write a little bit about what she says: the 9" goblets (black stem) go for $35-45 each. The 6.75" wine glass (black stem) go $25-35 each. The 7" compote (clear frosted stem) goes from $40-50. Hope this helps some.

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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 02:26:12 PM »
Designer is Umberto Nason who won the 1955 Compaso d'Oro for Nason & Moretti because it was the first time anyone made inverted colour cased wares.  I think these are quite rare - especially as sets and I would not rely too much on values from the PiƱa book.
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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 08:28:50 PM »
Thank you for the further info! I just received an email from Carlo Moretti himself saying these were made in 1959, a year after he set up shop on his own. I was impressed that he took the time to personally reply to my inquiry. Mystery solved!


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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 07:26:27 PM »
I'd like to sell these glasses. Would you think it would be better to sell as a set or sell piece by piece?

Thanks!


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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 07:48:19 AM »
Sets usually sell better in even numbers - you have odds from your pictures - why not try the odd ones first, then if you get the price you want, keep going, if not try in twos or fours.



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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007, 12:27:33 PM »
Must say though that it seems a shame to break them up!


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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 01:14:55 PM »
It is a shame, but the question was about commerciality... sadly, that isn't always a good bedfellow with the aesthetics of a situation.....  :-\


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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2007, 09:45:32 PM »
I have listed a pair on Ebay to test the waters. There are still 16 pieces left to keep together as a set.

see thread topic for sale info:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,17704.0.html


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Re: Carlo Moretti Satinato Glass Set
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2007, 09:14:41 AM »
I just received an email from Carlo Moretti himself saying these were made in 1959, a year after he set up shop on his own. I was impressed that he took the time to personally reply to my inquiry. Mystery solved!

I saw the email on your ebay listing. Just for the record, in Italy SRL is the equivalent of LTD, and you appear to have read this as meaning senior. An easy slip-up and not really a problem, since the email came from the company and confirmed the authenticity. It doesn't mean that it wasn't written by Carlo Moretti, himself, though!  :) Good luck with the sale.
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