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Offline damals

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rare gio ponto murano bowl, has anyone more info?
« on: September 15, 2008, 02:39:37 PM »
Hello,

I have a small murano glass bowl.
About 17*12 cm, yellow with silver.
It's marked ' Gio Ponti Murano'
Try to find some info on the internet with no succes.

Maybe you can help me.



thanks

Damals


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Re: rare gio ponto murano bowl, has anyone more info?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 08:05:32 PM »
He appears to have designed for Venini see here and here


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Re: rare gio ponto murano bowl, has anyone more info?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 02:28:40 AM »
Gio Ponti designed things for several companies -- glass, porcelain, furniture, and others. (Yes, I'm the person from the other group, Damals.) Something I ran across in looking for this bowl is http://www.vmglasshouse.com/empoliinfo.htm. It doesn't show your bowl, but mentions that Ponti designed some things for Empoli. He also designed some porcelain pieces for companies in the area.

The bowl doesn't look typical for Murano glass to me. Does anyone think it may be Empoli or some other type of Italian glass.

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Re: rare gio ponto murano bowl, has anyone more info?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 01:26:48 PM »
The bowl does say "Murano" on it, so my last comment about perhaps being from another place didn't make any sense. I have not seen any of the Ponti designs signed like this. Ponti's Murano glass tends to be colorful and complex, so I am not sure that the signature is not a forgery. The only Murano work that I know was designed by Ponti was Venini and had the Venini signatures. Perhaps he designed for some other companies that I don't know about? Without finding this specific design, it is difficult to say.

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Re: rare gio ponto murano bowl, has anyone more info?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 03:50:16 PM »
Hello,

Found some more info.

On the backsite it has a painting of a Gondel (small Boat) with in the background probably Venice and a big light-tower.
It also has a flat ' venini' base. (that's what friend told me)
And there are 2 small air bulbs, that's way there is probably no venini label.


Any more help or sugestions would be great.

Damals



 

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