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Offline soledivo

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Seguso vase
« on: July 30, 2008, 08:46:06 PM »
 Hi everyone
I bought this vase at an auction on Friday, I paid £60 for it and I'm really pleased with it.



1st, I think the vase is suffering from the same symptom as discussed in this topichttp://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,395.0.html

2nd, the pic with the label shows the bottom of the vase has this mottled appearance, am I right to think this is a result of the same problem ?

3rd, regardless of the prob's, I bought this vase (60 quid's a lot to me) because I thought it was such an unusual design for Morano, with no striking colours. The vase is a monster
39cm high, 19 cm wide.
Also it gives me a Seguso label and signature, which I hadn't got already.
I have tried to research the A.V. in the signature but have come up with different answers.
Does anyone know which Seguso works it comes from ?

4th and lastly, sorry for all these questions but, anyone have an idea of value, don't worry if i've paid over the odds, I'm chuffed with it but would be interested to know.

many thanks (again)

martin

""edit""  I almost forgot, can someone tell me what "geode" means ?
thanks again
martin


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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 09:39:02 PM »
The Seguso VA stands for Seguso Vetri d'Arte. I don't know about the mottling. Could it be part of the decoration? Have you tried to clean the vase? Sometimes stubborn stains can be removed by denture cleaner tablets (fill the vase with water and add a couple) or toilet bowl cleaner (the type that clings to the sides).

I don't recognize the vase, so don't know what it should look like.

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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 09:52:08 PM »
I'm going to try that tomorrow Anita, vinegar didn't work.
as you said you don't recognize the vase, that was my attraction to it, "you never know", syndrome.

thanks though

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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 10:26:11 PM »
A shield label was used by SVA until late 1970's, so your piece is definitely post 70's.  I've got an SVA piece with a different label, which I'm pretty sure is from the 1990's, which means your vase could be from some time in the 1980's. It's a nice piece and definitely worth trying to clean

I've tried the solutions (no pun intended) that Anita's suggests, as well as others. It seems different stuff works for different stains and different glass. I've also used something I bought on eBay called "The restorer" by Collector's Secret. It didn't work on everything I tried it on, but it did a good job (at double the recommended concentration although I started with the recommended amounts) on a Gunnel Nyman serpent vase. IMHO, that alone made it a worthwhile purchase.

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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 10:30:18 PM »
I forgot to mention that if you use the toilet bowl cleaner, rinse the vase with water first, then let the cleaner drip down the sides. You can let it set for a while, then wipe and clean it with a paper towel. I wrap the paper towel around a bamboo skewer, with a little of the towel hanging off the end, secure the towel with a ring of tape at the top, then swish it like a bottle brush. It is a good way to clean glass that has a mouth too small to get the hand in.

It would be a lot easier if I could get some of the bottle brushes that they used in labs.  :)

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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 06:37:23 AM »
Is the mottling on the inside or the outside? If on the outside, unless it is actually oily, I think it is meant it is meant to be there. It looks like stannous chloride or something similar and I'd be careful of trying to remove it because you could actually damage the surface.
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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 10:14:10 AM »
thanks everyone,

I'm only going to try a very gentle attempt at cleaning, otherwise it stays as is. All part of the vase.

martin


bye the way any idea's on value?
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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 10:28:50 AM »
The signature seems..uhh...a bit scratchy  :huh: for a firm such as Seguso.  Can anyone confirm it is correct? 

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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 11:59:01 AM »
Hi Max a lot of first class engraving looks like that when magnified ,have a look at some of you fine pieces you will notice the difference. JP . HIMAX sounds like a lorry  :chky: ;) ;)


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Re: Seguso vase
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 07:48:09 PM »
I'm ready to be shot down in flames but,

I've only just realized that the signature is A.V. not V.A. so is Vetri d'Arte correct.

Wouldn't it be V.A.

Where as Artistica Vetreria would fit the A.V.

I'm way out of my depth here, I'm not disrespecting the knowledge of you all, I've just got a bit confused after a lot of reading.
martin

 

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