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Offline david31162

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Millefiori vase
« on: May 10, 2009, 02:28:25 PM »
Could anyone help with a possible age for this please? I was sold this as an 'old'  piece, late C19th is that likely?
Any information about the possible company would be grat to know. It is 20cm high and has a rough,snapped off pontil .Thanks
David
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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 05:08:32 PM »
I don't know who did the vase, so I cannot give an exact age. It doesn't look like 19th Century millefiori. I get more of the feel of 1950s-1970s, but my feeling could be wrong.
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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 05:14:54 PM »
Thank you Anita,
I din't think it was so old either. It was only the base that made me wonder. I've seen similar bases on lots of older glass..but it a technique that could have been used at any time.

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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 05:44:17 PM »
I would agree with Anita...... Seems reasonably contemporary....  The execution of the handles and the feet seem much newer than earlier.....    Also, in the images at least, the colors look more contemporary. Hard to say without handling it though.... 
 
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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 09:56:40 PM »
Could we please see a few closer images of the millefiori?

I am particlarly interested in what seems to be a single large green-coated cane just right of centre in the main vase photo. If I am right, I think this may be one of the "face canes" that had been discussed in the Board some time ago.

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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 12:24:36 PM »
Sorry for the delay I've been away for a while. My camera is a bit tired at present so I hope these are ok.
Let me know if I missed the one you were interested in.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/david-dj/IMG_2869.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/david-dj/IMG_2891.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/david-dj/IMG_2893.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/david-dj/IMG_2894.jpg)
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Re: Millefiori vase
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 07:30:03 PM »
Thanks for the excellent photos of canes.

The one I was wondering about is not a "face cane". Although my experience of Murano canes is quite limited, I am sure they are not 19th century. I think they are modern Moretti (Effetre) millefiori slices that have been sold by the bag-full for some time and are still available from several sources.

The vase may be mid-20th century Murano but could also be from many other makers around the world and much more modern.
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