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Offline Baked_Beans

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Re: i.d. for illegible etching name please. = MVM Cappellin
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2013, 12:43:46 PM »
LOL,

This will make your mouth water, if you play the video, in this link for a huge early Zecchin vase....

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201206A12.html

I bought the candlestick in a charity shop in Bristol for 1.25, so don't sell your collection !

We don't have many antique shops in Bristol , just a few, so I have to look in charity shops to find anything vintage !

I've just spent the morning drinking one cup of tea after another whilst searching yahoo.it  , the hoover has collected so much dust on it that I have to hoover the hoover before hoovering  ::)
Mike


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Re: i.d. for illegible etching name please. = MVM Cappellin
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2013, 01:22:39 PM »
I can't get the video to play Mike,  but the transcript is amazing.... and words fail me on the beautiful Zecchin Vase. My mouth is watering so much I don't need tea as well...but I'll have some anyway.  :D

You really did get a bargain,  worth the hunt for it,  but I doubt I would be that lucky!! :(

As an aside, "I've just spent the morning drinking one cup of tea after another whilst searching yahoo.it  , the hoover has collected so much dust on it that I have to hoover the hoover before hoovering!"

May I recomment the disposable fluffy dusters made by Pled9e*  to dust your Hoover...and they are great for dusting the glass with fiddly bits as well!

* OTHER BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE,  BUT THESE ARE THE BEST!!
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.


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Re: i.d. for illegible etching name please. = MVM Cappellin
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 12:12:51 AM »
Sorry you can't get the video to work Rosie, I wonder what type of software you need to run it ? Perhaps if you downloaded BBC iplayer (if you don't have it already ) it might work. The video really gives the scale of the vase , it looks huge, sat there between the two .

The candlestick was a lucky find , I thought it was modern as there is no wear to the base and I didn't see the signature until I got it home.  Then this whole world of 1920's soffiato suddenly materialised  :o

It seems that many of these designs were reproduced over decades , so I think a really good starting point in collecting this type of glass seems to be MVM Cappellin as it only existed for approx. a decade  1920's/30's. Plus the fact that they had great designers.  It's finding it at a reasonable price that is going to be the problem !

I will go and get some Pledge dusters ! Plus some Cilit Bang , lime & grime , for the glass I have that has calcium deposits ! ;D
Mike


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Re: i.d. for illegible etching name please. = MVM Cappellin
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2013, 09:49:46 AM »
Here are some more examples of MVM Cappellin , items 19,20,21,22

http://www.porroartconsulting.it/pdf/Porro_asta_43.pdf

And this one is especially for you Rosie..... ;)

http://collectibles.about.com/b/2009/12/02/contemporary-art-glass-auction.htm

Here is a link to the William Ansley auction catalogue mentioned in the link above.....

http://www.antiquehelper.com/catalog/253

Mike


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Re: i.d. for illegible etching name please. = MVM Cappellin
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2013, 08:38:01 AM »
Here are some MVM Cappellin fish !....plus some other examples on this link.

http://www.artericerca.com/Vetro%20Murano/MVM%20Cappellin%20&%20C/MVM%206.htm

At least in grouping these links together in one thread it gives an idea of what to look for from a collecting angle with this company. I hope it helps anyone discovering it for the first time, as I did  :)


Mike


 

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