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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009, 08:11:10 AM »
At this size.... possibly better for distributing absinthe. I'll have to put it to the test over the weekend!  >:D


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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 12:43:42 PM »
Since this thread I've gone on a little Salviati-acquiring quest (little being the operative word), and have built up a modest collection of seven other vases that seem to conform more with the shape that Ivo provides.

As illustrated below, the vase that started the thread is a little bit of an odd sock, shape-wise, against my other purchases. The glass also feels a little heavier and more 'rustic' than the others.


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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 01:25:38 PM »
Isn't it wonderful - here you have 5 top pieces and they fit into the palm of your hand!
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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 02:25:29 PM »
I did have to move some of them recently, and found out the easiest way to do it was to pop them on the ends of my fingers, like thimbles.  ;D


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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 03:23:30 AM »
I've just bought a near-set of what look like five of these, and the little old lady who transported them from the cabinet to the counter for me stuck a finger in each and clanked them together in the process.

Will post pictures for comparison soon.


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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 10:59:06 PM »
And here they are. Very tiny little things (about 3 or 4 cm high, but I'm away from a ruler at the moment), very thin, very fragile and with a rough pontil scar on the base.

Would these also be Salviati?


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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf ID = Salviati
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2010, 09:46:05 AM »
yes they would.
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Re: Miniature dented blue opal glass with gold leaf ID = Salviati
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 03:50:45 PM »
 :kissy: Thank you! A good buy for about $30 then. :)


 

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