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Author Topic: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?  (Read 1253 times)

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Offline cpccpc

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who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:12:52 PM »
I found this beautiful Murrine vase on the fleamarket the other day. It is signed (acid-etching) on the base with a name I can't decipher "Fermutello" is as close I can get. The end of the name "..mutello" is the part most clearly readable. I would guess it must be a more recent artist because there is hardly any wear of the base. I'd like to know how old it is, though.

thanks for any help

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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 06:01:26 AM »
Could that read Fratelli Toso, by any chance?

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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 07:55:57 AM »
thanks for the try. But no luck, the last letters are very clearly nothing to do with Toso.
lets see what others come up with.

christian

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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 08:41:51 AM »
Please upload a close-up photograph of the signature.  Without that, it's unlikely anyone will be able to help.  :)



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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 01:35:02 PM »
It is probably Formentello. Very nice millefiori piece!
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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 08:38:56 AM »
sorry haven't got the equipment for a better picture of the signature  :-\.
Formentello looks realy very good. Do you have any further info about this designer, such as studio, dates of activity, references?

thanks for your help, you're great!  :chky:

christian


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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 01:59:51 PM »
I don't know much about Formentello. I googled "Formentello Murano" and got a few links and learned a little about the Formentello family. I would write it all, but I know you can get the same information. I was delighted to learn that the family is so important. One of the companies was Formia, a company that makes some great birds! The family is apparently considered very well in Murano. There is a bit about Angelo Formentello. I'll have to read a lot more about this family. I'm afraid I don't know enough about contemporary Murano companies.

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Re: who could the designer of this Murrine vase be?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 03:58:51 PM »
Hi Anita,
thanks a lot :kissy:. Don't worry about "kissy" I'm old enough not to bother you. I shall go ahead and google my way through to the truth...

christian

 

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