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Offline shandiane78

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Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:32:59 PM »
What do you think? Also, what would you call the shading inside? It reminds me of polveri. Do you think it's by Seguso?  Thanks!
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 02:16:52 AM »
It looks a lot like Seguso rose alabastro sfumato, doesn't it? I have a 15 lb apple vase -- unfortunately with a huge crack -- that looks a lot like your leaf. I also wonder if the apple is A. Seguso.

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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 02:26:21 AM »
Thanks Anita! I would love to see your vase. I've been comparing this to some of the "alabastro sfumato fumé" pieces in Pina's Archimede Seguso book. I do think the effect looks similar. This one has mostly rose shading, but there's some aqua in there too.
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 04:43:16 PM »
Thats a beauty Shannon, its not something I come across before.    ;D
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 04:50:20 PM »
Thanks Anita! I would love to see your vase.

I am glad to post it. It is pretty, despite the huge crack. It is about 9" tall.
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 05:37:23 PM »
wouldn't they look great together, need a big surface I suppose   :chky:

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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008, 06:12:36 PM »
Yes, they would look great. And definitely they would need a big, sturdy surface. The apple would break a shelf over time, so sets in the middle of the dining table.

I agree that the Seguso alabastro sfumato fume' pieces look most like the ones in this thread. Now a big question -- what does fume' mean? I have heard of this type of glass, but have never read the definition. Does it mean the pigment is applied to the surface? The rose color in the apple appears to be only skin... er peel deep.

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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 05:23:58 AM »
Gorgeous.....both pieces  :hiclp:
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 02:54:53 PM »
That is gorgeous! I wouldn't have a doubt attributing yours to Seguso. I believe fumé means smoke, so I thought maybe this term was used to describe the smoky appearance when sfumato is used with alabastro glass. That's purely an assumption though. Thanks for sharing your vase. I can't believe how HUGE it is! Really opulently gorgeous. :-)
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Re: Giant 23" Alabastro Leaf - Seguso?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 05:00:13 PM »
Thanks for the vase compliments. I read in a bead group one time that alabastro was difficult to work with and that cracking can be a problem. The person wrote that some cracks happened almost immediately, while others happened years down the road. I don't know if it is true -- another person told me it wasn't. If it is true, I wouldn't be surprised that the overly ambitious apple may have cracked itself. Fortunately, the crack is on the white side, so I can display the more colorful side of the apple.

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