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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2008, 12:38:22 PM »

the pink laticino and the blue millefiori vases
+ the panel cut somerso




I'm curious to know...........

Why do some of you doubt that they were made in Ronneby by FM Konstglas/Marcolin?


Looking forward to your answers! Thanks!


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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2008, 01:40:19 PM »
These daintier pieces? 
I would like to have seen them being made to feel absolutely certain....
I have always associated Ronneby with being good healthy sized crystal pieces, with the skill being in the internal colours and textures (as in the birds, and my poor broken elephant :cry:). Or the layering of colours.....?sommerso?.
Yes, I know you can get plain ones as well!!

There was a beautiful piece for sale on eBay this week that had  Sardinia in the engraved signature....this is the first piece I have seen, and probably dates it quite accurately......I wish I had bid for it now.
Rosie.

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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2008, 09:11:36 PM »
There was a beautiful piece for sale on eBay this week that had  Sardinia in the engraved signature....this is the first piece I have seen, and probably dates it quite accurately......I wish I had bid for it now.

Oh, no! What have happened to your elephant?


I've seen two Sardinia Crystal objects recently on eBay
- 290248998791 bird and 250278165767 fish -
both approx. from the mid 1990's.

Have you found any more Sardinia Crystal? I try to keep
an eye on them as well.....  ;)
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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2008, 09:25:26 PM »
Yes Inca, it was the bird I saw.  It was wrongly listed at first, and I emailed the seller to tell her a little more about the origin of the bird, and she relisted it with more info.  I wish I had bid for it now.  But as it didn't sell, she has decided to keep it. 
My poor elephant (broken trunk in the post!) was M588/200 and is Swedish.  Do you know who 'M' was?
There is a lovely  Eagle (Swedish) just been listed, but I still look out for the Sardinian stuff.
Rosie.

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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2008, 11:51:08 PM »
Hi rosieposie,

"My poor elephant (broken trunk in the post!)"

I'm sorry to hear about your elephant!


"It was wrongly listed at first, and I emailed the seller to tell her
a little more about the origin of the bird, and she relisted it with more info."



Sardinia Crystal objects recently on eBay
- 290248998791 bird and 250278165767 fish

The objects are not from the 1950's or 1960's.
Sardinia Crystal - if I remember correctly - was started in 1989.
The bird and also the fish were made after the Marcolin brothers left
Ronneby, Sweden.


I would date both objects to approx. the mid 1990's.


According to the eBay listing the bird is signed F172.02.20
F = Inga-Lill Färe
The number of the model is 172
then the size, should read 08 = 8cm (approx 3.25")
the colour code 20 = Royal Black Feather effect inside

The fish is signed M220.12.12
M = Josef Marcolin.
The number of the model is 220
Size 12cm (approx 5")
the colour code 12 = clear + blue

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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2008, 01:45:40 AM »
My poor elephant (broken trunk in the post!) was M588/200 and is Swedish.  Do you know who 'M' was?


M = Josef Marcolin.

The object is designed by Josef Marcolin.

 


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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2008, 06:54:56 AM »
Oh Inca, so he WAS a special Elephant!! :cry:  Actually made by Joseph Marcolin!  :o Sadly, he was only wrapped in newspaper in a box that was too big for him for posting, so it was amazing that it was just his trunk that was broken. I always email sellers asking for extra bubblewrap and padding, and am always prepared to pay extra for postage if necessary, to try to avoid this sort of tragedy.  I am pleased to say that the seller refunded me completely, with good grace, but I would have paid twice as much for that lovely 'ellie'.

You are a wonderful source of information Inca, thanks for your help, I am learning fast, and my interest grows daily. I am pleased to say that I seem to have the knack of choosing worthwhile pieces.

Going back to an earlier thread:

"I'm curious to know...........
Why do some of you doubt that they were made in Ronneby by FM Konstglas/Marcolin?
Looking forward to your answers! Thanks!"


Inca, can I ask you, if you came across a piece of millefiori or latticino glass that was unsigned, how would you recognise it as being a Konstglas Ronneby piece?
Rosie.

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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2008, 11:07:25 PM »

Quote from: rosieposie link=topic=18160.msg126123#msg126123
date=1218092096
Inca, can I ask you, if you came across a piece of millefiori or latticino
glass that was unsigned, how would you recognise it as being a Konstglas
Ronneby piece?


It can of course be difficult to identify something without a label or an
inscription.

To start with I did not expect to come across a piece of millefiori or
latticino glass from FM. But what is typical FM Konstglas, Ronneby? I have
not seen everything that FM have made over the years - 30 years in Ronneby -
so I am constantly prepared to be surprised!
When I started collecting FM at the end of the 1970's I thought that they
only made animal figurines with the "Royal Black Feather/Royal Black Grey"
effect. I have since then discovered numerous colour combinations and that
they also made vases, bowls, paperweights and abstract glass ......... so
why not also millefiori and latticino glass?

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Mentioned earlier:
- FM Konstglas in Ronneby were run by skilled glassblowers, trained in the
Murano technique.
- quite a number of Murano glassblowers moved to Ronneby to work for
FM Konstglas, for longer or shorter time periods.
- The Marcolin brothers' brother-in-law Aureliano Toso also worked for FM
Konstglas.
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I have now also learnt that Luigi Barbaro worked for FM at the end of the
1960's/the beginning of the 1970's, he is the brother of Alessandro Barbaro
http://www.signoretti.it/inglese/barbaro.asp


I have seen, from three different sellers, two blue millefiori vases
(different models) and one latticino vase. All three items had the same type
of FM label. I have also seen these objects at a couple of collector's fairs
previously but I never checked for any labels then as I do not collect this
type of objects.

A few FM objects turn up fairly often but a majority turn up very seldom or
never! So it is nothing odd that only a few millefiori/latticino items have
turned up so far. It could for instance have been a limited production sold
locally in the shop at the glassworks. And if the labels have been removed
then these objects would without any doubt be sold as Murano.

I have also had suggested that labels sometimes 'migrate' from one object to
another.
Well, if there was something to be gained here it would make sense. If you
have a Toso vase that would sell for let us say £60, put a FM label on the
same vase and it would sell for perhaps half the price. There is more money
in Murano objects so no seller in his right mind would 'migrate' labels in
this case.


So far I have seen no reason to doubt that these objects were made in
Ronneby by FM Konstglas.


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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008, 08:55:45 AM »
Thank you for your clear and believable explaination Ingela.  I am so pleased that you have taken the time to tell me so much, and I would also like to thank you for the link to the Signoretti website.....I have just spent the morning enthralled by the skill of those craftsmen.

I feel I have a dicotomy of interests, because I collect both pressed glass pieces and hand blown animals.  One simply delights the eye with its colour and form, the other staggers the mind with the amazing skill and imagination of the creator.

Now that I know a little more about these pieces, I may start looking out for them, and who knows, add another 'branch' to my collectaholic tree!! I can see my husband leaving home as I write!! ::)

Thank you again Ingela, and I am sure many others will be glad to read your response.....who knows we may all be out-bidding each other for a little millefiori vase in the coming weeks!
Rosie.

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Re: FM Konstglas Ronneby
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2008, 12:11:20 AM »
I have a Marcolin brochure and have not seen any panel cut somerso or millefiori glass in there. These are quite specific techniques. So - are these certain attributions, or did the brothers import from the homeland as well?

I have e-mailed Marcolin to see if they can help further.

I received a positive response from Renate Marcolin of Marcolin Art Crystal, and have provided a link to this thread, so hopefully we may get some interesting feedback.



Renate Marcolin has now confirmed that these objects are
made in Ronneby by FM Konstglas, they are not imported.




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