Wow Anita , Thanks :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:
great work, im working through the web at the moment, and trying to find the Stanford vase,
the Gardner and Barr vase is same design, (1878-83 catalogue)theres a few similar at the Victoria & Albert
Museum, London,obtained from Salviati in the 1860s.
Ive found some calcedony examples, which mine is not, i think its probably smelz, although doesnt
seem too 'swirly'. the colours do overlap in places, and are pulled out into the neck.
Have you got the Stanford book, is it possible to email me a pic directly, without breaking too many
copyright rules? I dont usually worry too much, but do you think its quite a valuable item?
I think Franks right about the repair, maybe done a little earlier.
As Christine said earlier, this may be worth a trip to the V & A, , i may try an email to them with this link.
I presume, Salviati made these to resemble or copy earlier examples, and im just wondering whether theres
a chance, mine may be an earlier example, quite happy either way
I shall now get back to more research, thanks again for the brilliant information.