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Offline Otis Orlando

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GLASS TEXTURED URN? ID = La Fiore, Spain
« on: January 13, 2010, 09:59:57 PM »
An unusual piece.  Very nice to look at.  Very textured with grits of sand covering most of the body apart from the handles.  I have been informed that this is called scavo.  The bottom part of the handle looks a if a glass rivet has been inserted on both sides.  Unable to identify.  Overall height is 19.5cm.  Could anyone help please.

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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 10:06:44 PM »
Otis I think the technique of the 'grit' covering is called scavo.

I have a very large vase in this technique which was made in Murano but I have no idea of maker I'm afraid.  I believe they were/are made in other places as well.

You could try searching for scavo on this board as other links will come up.

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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 10:31:19 PM »
Thanks! Flying Free

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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 07:59:58 AM »
I know from other posts that you keep records of when you bought pieces. Do you know how old this pieces is? The main makers of scavo were Barbini, Seguso Vetri D'Arte, and Cenedese, as well as other companies. Most scavo is monochromatic, although Barbini added bands of colour. So your scavo doesn't strike a chord as far as those makers go. However, I saw some newly made Gambaro and Poggi scavo yesterday and they added foil and other applications to part of the predominately scavo piece. Is there foil added to yours? I keep going back to your picture, and I just don't see the green addition being on a Murano vase.  Sorry to waffle, but sometimes I need to write to think, and, as usual, I could be completely wrong.


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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 02:38:30 PM »
I had a similar piece a few years ago, and saw similar on ebay, i think they may have been Spanish,
fairly recent.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 08:59:50 PM »
I have quite a few of these in different sizes and colours, they come from the island of Mallorca Spain and made
by Lafiore Glass produced from the 1980s onwards. Regards Paul
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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 02:22:38 AM »
This might help: http://www.lafiore.com/

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Re: GLASS TEXTURED URN?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 12:28:02 AM »
Thanks! to you all.  I will further investigate via. your info. and possible lead.

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