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Rare Antique Venetian Floral Etched Mirror by Ongaro???

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vintageviews:
Hi everyone,

I'm marketing an exceptional, large floral etched mirror in rococo style giltwood frame.  In researching hundreds of vintage and antique mirrors online, I haven't seen anything like it.  Signature appears to read Ongaro.  Can anyone share any insights about the maker, age and market value of this unique mirror?   Thank you!

http://www.goantiques.com/detail,antique-signed-giltwood,826374.html

Anne:
Hi Christopher,

Checking my copy of Ivo Haanstra's wonderful little book, Glass Fact File  A-Z there is an entry for a Romero Ongaro, Glass refinery in Venice, Italy, active c.1948 (cut glass). There is also listed a firm called Ongaro and Fuga, Glassworks in Murano, Italy, active c. 1967 (cut glass & engraved glass).

Hope this may give you some pointers to follow. :)

RAY:
but why in a wood gilt frame?
in one of my murano books, the Ongaro and Fuga in my book's are all hot work glass frames

Anne:
Ray, Perhaps that's a key difference between the Ongaro Fuga, and the Romero Ongaro works?

Frank:
This mirror is quite a bit older than 20th Century.

I will see what I can find on the engraver but don't hold your breath expecting a quick answer. The main mirror looks to have been resilvered. Can you send me some pics of the back and angles shots of each mirror with a white reflection.

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