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Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« on: August 23, 2008, 09:10:31 AM »
 :hiclp: Hi again, I bought this vase the other day and in the back of my mind it is shouting Italian, but I cannot find it in any of my ref. books.

It stands 20 inches (51cm) tall, it has a pontil that has been roughly ground but not polished, and has a good amount of wear to the base.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 12:04:21 PM »
Nason & Moretti, circa fifties. And no you will probably not find it in any reference books. Took me forever to get ID on a triangular one I have.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 02:24:44 PM »
Thanks Ivo :clap:

I shall start digging deeper now I have that info.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 07:51:53 PM »
Hi Ian, and Ivo,

A little coincidence , maybe,
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22562.new.html#new

or maybe not........

Andy
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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008, 08:35:14 PM »
Hi Ian
        i got the twin to this snap. look

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 08:36:58 PM »
oh dear - it is definitely inspired so I may have been a  little quick on the draw - the shape and colour are comparable but the surface treatment and the pontil mark are completely different. So reserved opinions for now...

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 06:17:51 AM »
Yes they look the same to me,maybe it's our descriptions that are slightly different rather than the vases, I bought mine last week in the Oxfam shop opposte the Angel tube station, it had a Victorian style sticker on each flat side but as they were "sticky back plastic" I removed them.

I must admit I like it, it has a feel of quality and when I bought it I would not have been surprised if it had turned out to be Venini.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 06:52:43 AM »
silly me i only looked at the first pic and thought I spotted some surface treatment. But I completely skipped the last one with the coursely ground out pontil mark which puts it clearly in a "quickly made badly finished" category.  Let me assure you that Venini would never let anything like that pass the quality control. Their reputation as top manufacturer is based on breathtaking design and strict quality control. If you're ever in a posh place that sells Venini, handle a few pieces if they let you - you'll see what I mean.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 07:01:13 AM »
I have owned 15 pieces of Venini.

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Re: Could this fantastic vase be Italian?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 07:10:06 AM »
Yes the pontil is wrong for Venini, I was talking about my initial reaction when I saw it on the shelf.






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