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Author Topic: Small bowl with controlled bubbles, maker?  (Read 626 times)

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Offline dirk.

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Small bowl with controlled bubbles, maker?
« on: February 14, 2009, 10:32:55 AM »
hello!

can anyone help me with this small bowl with controlled bubbles, please?
my first thought was italian, but i´m undecided now because of the colour
and the base finish.
it´s 76mm (resp. 3") high and 115mm (resp. 4 1/2") wide

TIA
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Re: Small bowl with controlled bubbles, maker?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 04:55:23 AM »
Dirk: What is it about the base that says "Not Italian" to you? o me, it looks like a Murano homage to the Venini/Scarpa bowl.

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Re: Small bowl with controlled bubbles, maker?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 03:59:46 PM »
thanks for your reply, David. i think you´re right. it was just that the base is a tiny bit
less carfully polished than on venini pieces...
it seems i had a suspicious-day when i posted it. looks nice beside a ´real´ one:
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Re: Small bowl with controlled bubbles, maker?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 08:26:50 PM »
I think we can give frosty base finishes a bad rep sometimes. I have had a few good AVeM pieces that had bases that was polished to frost. Most of my Murano pieces have been completely polished, but there were the exceptions. I wondered if the companies may have been making a large number of pieces, so had to skip the final polishing -- it does take a lot of time. If the base is nice -- and yours looks nice -- having a slightly frosted base doesn't rule out Murano.

While we're on the subject of bases -- many of the best American art glass studios do not polish the base of vessels at all. They ground and leave it au naturale, hopefully with a signature.
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