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Offline pam roybal

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Sommerso Pink Gold Hanging Lamps? Help ID
« on: October 15, 2005, 11:36:54 PM »
Could these be Sommerso? They seem to be very close to the picture on page 23 "Circa Fifties Galss".  They have the controlled bubbles, gold inclusions, opaque pink core inside, and layered. They are 10" tall Anybody know?
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Pam
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005, 12:18:27 AM »
The more that I look at these I think they are parts to a lamp.
Pam


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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 12:43:46 AM »
These are lovely

They are 'cased' (body of glass with another layer of glass over it - often clear over coloured) with an opaque white, the clear glass outer layer has bubbles filled with brassy coloured aventurine (type of glass paste containing copper shavings)

They are not Sommerso which is a cased glass with inner colour applied with another colour over it usually twice, but sometimes three times - gives a multi layered effect

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/som.jpg some sommerso

Adam D555  :twisted:   :twisted:

But hey I still love your light shades - 1950s drops with gadrooned shape, I think Italian feel Murano but I could be wrong
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005, 03:18:26 PM »
David-Thanks for the help, I did some searching on ebay and boy the completed searches have some that look almost the same and they are listing them as Murano, they could be wrong but I think I will do as much researching as I can before I list them.  I want to sell them for some Christmas money but I want to make sure I list them right.
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Pam


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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005, 06:47:46 PM »
Well I did say I feel they may be Murano - eBay is not the best place to get an attribution as they will say anything to pump up the prices -

Did any of the similar pieces you saw state what company in Murano? - in the 50s there were a fair few doing this type of thing - Barovier is a firm that springs to mind

This is a good resource http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib4ab.htm

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 07:00:48 PM »
David- I do agree, ebay is not the best place to get the right informaion, that is why I will continue to do the research before I sell. GREAT site, I added it to my favorites. Thanks again for all of your help.
Pam


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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 12:13:13 AM »
I would bet that this lamp is not by Barovier - they didn't do this kind of work.  It is most probably by Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950s. They did a lot of this bullicante work, often in pastel colors such as this.

Laura


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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 02:17:34 AM »
Laura- Thanks  :D They look so 50's to me.
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Pam


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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 02:24:08 AM »
Laura- I forgot to tell you, I love your site, browse it all of the time, thanks for having it!  :D
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 09:00:47 AM »
Hello pam roybal!
I believe this is infact a Barbini lamp like Laura said, but actually taken apart in 2 pieces. I have seen them before with a middle gold disk uniting the 2 pieces, both in Pink and have seen it in Blue.
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