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I.D. Help Please
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:37:41 PM »
hello,
does anyone recognize this signature ?

Its so difficult to get a clear photo of it. The last name looks like "Luzoro",
I have tried to make out the name above it so many times, maybe "Michael" or Michele".
Then the top 2 letters "cp" ??
The person I bought this from thought it was French, I have no idea what its origin might be.
I'm also a bit confused by the top, its similar in style to Mdina bottle vases, also the bottle/sculpture is solid. You can see from the top that it gives the impression of a bottle filled to the top with a liquid, or maybe just a piece that was left unfinished.
I haven't a clue in all honesty, this piece has really confused me.
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Re: I.D. Help Please
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 03:20:16 PM »
Looks like you're correct on the signature.   :hiclp:  Michele Luzoro + Glass on Google give quite a few hits.   :D

http://www.sindelarandobrien.com/luzoro/luzoro.htm

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Re: I.D. Help Please
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 05:00:03 PM »
thanks Max, its obviously a much younger piece than I thought although probably worth more than I thought.
It's one of my favorite pieces.  :chky:
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 06:14:47 PM »
Actually I forgot to add, it's rather beautiful!  Congrats!   :-* :D

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Re: I.D. Help Please
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 06:44:53 PM »
thanks Max,   ;D

Don't you think the rough infill  (for want of a better word)  is strange ?
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 09:02:18 PM »
It's certainly unusual.  Makes it sculptural rather than functional.  But daaahling!  It's art glass!  Who said it had to be useful?   :D ;) :D



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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 09:42:25 PM »
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But daaahling!  It's art glass!  Who said it had to be useful?

stoppit, if I laugh I break into tiny pieces, arty pieces of course  :-*
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Re: I.D. Help Please
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 09:53:04 PM »
thanks Max,   ;D
Don't you think the rough infill  (for want of a better word)  is strange ?

If you want the jargon......it's what we glassmakers call a broken stopper. It is a scent bottle and the stopper has got stuck so
someone has broken the stopper trying to get it out. ;)
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 10:04:54 PM »
good point,
but if you could see this piece up close and hold it, you would be of no other opinion than it's solid.
It definitely is not a perfume bottle, 6.5" tall and weighs a ton

 (artfully of course  :angel: )
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 07:43:08 AM »
Let me rephrase my response.  :)

What you refer to as the "rough infill" is the residue left by another piece of glass that was previously attached or inserted by person or persons unknown and quite possibly the glassmaker but equally possibly a previous owner or seller. Whatever the purpose of that secondary piece of glass, which may have been functional or simply decorative, it has been broken off!!  ;D ;D

I think it was a stopper, having made quite a few bottles with stoppers over the years. My opinion is also based on the fact that many people have brought their bottles back to me over the years and many galleries and shops have asked me to remove and replace stoppers that they or their clients have broken off both my bottles and other people's and their main issue is how to remove the broken off element without damaging the bottle, or art glass vessel/object! They do look rather similar to the state shown in your image ::) Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is quite difficult. :(

Appearances can be deceptive. :angel: You have it in your hands, have another look at it. Or next time you're up in London, bring it over and I'll have a look at it. :)

But I realise that I don't know everything and I am quite happy if you or anyone else has a different opinion on this and would be just as happy if I were proved incorrect and it could after all be a piece that has broken off an alien spacecraft or a fragment of a meteorite!!. ;D ;D ;)
Apologies for a little bit of teasing! 8)
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