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Offline deco.queen

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Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« on: May 10, 2008, 06:18:14 PM »
It's 7 1/2" tall and has a beautiful stem with a twist on the outside and airbubble top and bottom inside.  I wouldn't mind having a set of these!  Thanks!
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 06:49:37 PM »
Beautiful stem!  It does seem to have some Venetian influence, but I've seen plenty of stems that looked Venetian but weren't.  Steuben made quite a few in a similar style, but I wasn't able to find it in Gardner's Glass of Frederick Carder.  The engraving isn't much of a clue, unfortunately.  Hopefully someone else has a better knowledge of stems than I - wouldn't take much!
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 07:23:57 PM »
Not very Venetian at all. It is well made & dates to the late 19th century - probably France or Germany.  I think.
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 07:36:35 PM »
Ivo, could you clarify what makes it not Venetian at all?  What characteristics set it apart from Venetian stems?  The fact that it's engraved?
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 08:11:14 PM »
Here is a better picture of it.
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 08:17:49 PM »
the colour, the engraving, the foot made in a clapper, the size...
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Re: Would this wine glass be Venetian?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 12:26:54 AM »
The engraving I can understand.  I don't know why they wouldn't have made this color - too dull?  And I don't know how they made the feet or what a normal size would be, so that doesn't mean much to me either.  It doesn't have the folded rim on the foot that is prevalent in Venetian glass.

Wherever and however it was made, I still think there's Venetian influence there.  The Venetian style was hugely influencial across Europe, and I think this is a good example of it.
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