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Author Topic: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!  (Read 914 times)

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Offline shandiane78

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Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« on: January 25, 2008, 06:18:02 AM »
I just don't get it, and I say to myself, if I really want to know this area of collecting, then I need to know...Why did this sell so high? Ebay item 290196844233. Thanks!
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Re: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 07:12:18 AM »
I don't think there is anything in the bowl to explain the price; I think you'd have to know the people. There were only two bidders, who kept competing. The winner had bought some glass before, but nothing exceptional or particularly valuable (and look at what else the person bought!). I think that is by far the most I've seen anything fetch from that particular seller. I think it's a completely idiosyncratic sale. Finally, I wonder if the the sale was actually completed?

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Re: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 07:28:57 AM »
It happens, I saw a piece of very ordinary Bagley pressed glass reach £75, even though there were several examples for sale online for 99p and in the UK you can pick them up in every other charity shop

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Re: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 12:23:59 PM »
It may be that the people bidding had been looking for that particular bowl and that money was not an object to them. Of course, the question then becomes, what about the bowl made it particularly desirable to them. Something I would have liked to see is a picture of the bowl without using flash. The flash makes the bowl look white, even though the glass is apparently clear. The mention of Dino Martens, coupled with the white appearance of the bowl, may have piqued interest.

BTW, I found a mention of Dino Martens designing a bowl for AVeM in Kovels last night -- a white bowl with color inclusions. Kovels is usually pretty careful, I believe, so it is one more piece of evidence that Martens worked some with AVeM. I wish there was a book that credited him with the designs that he did there.

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Re: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 02:38:56 PM »
These are commonly attributed to A.Ve.M, so I'm not sure where the link to Venini came in. It's also described as being a Geode, which it patently is not.

The bidding pattern of the non-winner is also rather strange as well... one wonders :spls2: Makes me want to contact the winner and offer my ruby and green ones, with latticino >:D

As for Bagley, Christine, I once sold a triple epergne with uranium flutes for about £175 - and two flutes were damaged (as described!)

Also: Chance handkerchief vases went crazy for a while... and those splatter-glass "Murano" fishes went through a stupid phase a year or two ago.
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Re: Can anyone tell me what is so special about this bowl on ebay?!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 04:19:28 PM »
Well, I'm glad it's not just me then! Usually I can see what makes one piece more valuable than another, but with a price like that, I was scratching my head.
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