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Offline shandiane78

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Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« on: January 07, 2008, 07:41:07 PM »
This one just breaks my heart, because it obviously used to be such a beautiful bowl! I bought it on ebay, where it was described as perfect condition, then it arrives like this. Imagine my shock! Such an obvious repair, and in the most interesting part of the bowl.  :cry: I got my money back, and the seller was very nice, so thank goodness for that. The only question now, is what to do with it?! Am I right in assuming the value is completely destroyed by this damage? Thanks for your thoughts!
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Re: Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 08:35:32 PM »
You'll have to start an orphanage for beautiful but damaged glass.  My orphanage includes a huge Moser deer plate and an old calcedonio vase -- two of my favorite pieces of glass.

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Re: Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 07:34:30 PM »
i'm with Anita. i'd keep it (it's still quite lovely). on display the repair won't be too obvious and you can still get plenty of enjoyment out of it.

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Re: Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 09:14:57 PM »
The problem is not enough space! Or rather, not enough space that is safe from little hands.  ;) I've resorted to mostly collecting paperweights and animals, since they don't take as much surface space. Although...I could see putting an animal lounging inside the bowl for display. That might look neat.
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Re: Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 10:00:19 PM »
The problem is not enough space!

oh, how i can relate! every closet is filled with boxes of bubble wrapped treasures; nearly every wall lined with shelves that are jam packed, stacked and teetering precariously; drawers stuffed; bobbles stashed under tables and chairs... i don't even like to think about how much time i spend dusting :D it's really gotten rather ridiculous (the post man makes fun of me for the number of packages coming in) which is why i had to open up a storefront. as much as i love every piece i'd rather see them go to the homes of other collectors where they can get the space they need to shine.

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Re: Barbini Shell Form Bowl w/Damage - WWYD?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 01:05:48 PM »
I keep damaged and not too fragile pieces on lower shelves  (I have some that go all the way to the floor).  My grandsons (2 & 3 year olds) know these are Opa's things they can touch.  Let's them, hopefully, gain an interest in pretty glass, and satisfies their natural curiosity while keeping them away from the good stuff. 
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