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Author Topic: Galliano Ferro Hat with Label  (Read 1652 times)

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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Galliano Ferro Hat with Label
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 09:24:10 PM »
I can answer the question to whether the bull's eye murrine hat vase has a label that shows. No, it does not. The vase in the book is structurally different than the GF vase. It has five rows of red and lattimo murrines and it appears to have nine columns. The GF vase appears to have fewer. The FToso vase in Pina's book is 3.5" tall. The photo was provided courtesy of Skinner.

I own three of Leslie Pina's books. I have learned a lot from her work... and a lot more from the foundation her books provided. I dealt with her one time and found her to be very friendly and accommodating. I whole-heartedly recommend her Fratelli Toso and Archimede Seguso books to anyone interested in learning about the work of these two companies. I have them with me anytime I am shopping for Murano.


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Re: Galliano Ferro Hat with Label
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 04:35:29 AM »
I think Springhead is being a bit harsh on Pina. I've got six Pina books and I'd be lost without them. The Fifities book had some problems, but, as far as I can make out, she corrected them in Italian Glass, which shows glass I can actually afford to buy, and in the Seguso and Toso books. Her Scandinavian books are essential to me, again as the other books tend to show only glass way out of my price range and are narrowly focussed. I'd love to have a full range of catalogues from Scandinavia, but until that happens, I'll rely on Pina. She's also a very good person to deal with, BTW, although I've not had a great deal of contact with her. I would hesitate to say she's wrong, as, as Laura says, likely more than one company produced these hats. I would imagine Skinner agreed with the attribution, or vice versa.

It's interesting to compare the pictures (from the Pina book and from Springhead) side by side, as Springhead did with the elephants. Which one do people prefer?

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Re: Galliano Ferro Hat with Label
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 05:42:01 AM »
agreed... erring on the side of caution is probably the best course

as far as the books go... they are good references, my perspective is from seeing only the first two...

David... every really great piece of Italian glass I ever bought I paid less than $20.oo for...

You have to know where to shop... heh...

Check the Martinuzzi tea caddy... I paid $4.oo for it at a flea market.


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