from the base it looks like this vase might be mold blown??? or is it ground and polished and i'm just seeing things? every pressed or molded v nason piece that i've had in my hands has the word "ITALY" in raised letters upon the base? is that true of all v nason pressed/molded pieces? if not, when did it start/stop? does anyone know?
the variety of aventurine "blobs" seems different to me as well? in the nason pieces that i've got all the copper bits are of the same color and tone. i've seen Formia pieces that use the multi hued aventurine like in your vase, though. if you look closely at Ivo's pictures of labeled pieces from the Avventurine line you'll notice that the aventurine is very crisp, almost glittery and in smaller, more uniform "chunks". in your vase, there are some of the crisp glittery bits but also pearlescent tan and gold bits. i've not seen this combination in labeled/marked v. nason. of course, i'm not an expert on V Nason or much of anything else for that matter