Rose, The bowl in Pina (it's on p. 49 in my edition) is a similar shape but made differently, with canes and bits of murrhines. Two pages further on there is one, which, although not the same shape, is more like yours in spirit. It might be where Anita saw the label "Made in Italy."
It would be interesting to start a thread posting the fist piece of Murano, or glass, each of us bought.
Yes, the one book where I referr to page 54, was printed in like 1993 or something. I just got a newer version of the same book here tonite, and this same pic I referred to in the 1993 book date (page 54) is the same pic as the one in the newer book ( Fifties Glass Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition - Leslie Pina - 2000) the picture is on page 49. I am looking at the exact book you are referring to right now (the same year/edition). It is all the same pic, just an older version of the book....but lets both refer to the newest Edition now, that I have right in front of me....
The picture on page 51 ( Fifties Glass Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition - Leslie Pina - 2000) is a "four lobed bowl - Black glass with polychrome swirls and copper metallic inclusions." While the one on page 49 is "a scalloped bowl....encased in clear glass with one of 12 rim scallops folded inward."
So even though my bowl has copper swirls in it (as in pic on page 51)......To me...the style/shape are more in line with the design/style/shape of the one on page 49 with the scalloped edges, with one folded inward.
It's like the two, mashed together to make mine....scalloped bowl, with one rim folded inward, but with aventurine swirls in the design.....
Gosh.....this is confusing......HELP. You are right.
Now for another question (maybe stupid one)...what is the difference between amythest, and Black amythest...is amythest not purple? As I just discovered I thought this bowl was black, but when you hold it up to the light, it is amythest......now is that just amythest, or what is called Black Amythest.
I have another Leslie Pina book here called Purple Glass, and in the cover she refers to two different types of Amythest, as in purple, and as in Black.... :spls: How do you tell which amythest is which?