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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 07:05:45 PM »
Great Murano purchases, David. You're normally a very savvy buyer, so I think you can forgive the Chinese vase. I have a F'lli Toso bird that is shaped like yours, but is on a short pedestal. I often see the AVeM bowls listed as Seguso online. It is nice to have an attribution for them finally.
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2009, 10:03:16 PM »
First two: Fratelli Toso bird and Archimede Seguso lidded bowl.

David



David - Alison has bought a perfume bottle that seems to match your Seguso lidded bowl. If you ever want to sell it can I have first dibs?

Will put a picture up later and a new thread with my Christmas present!

Happy New Year to you and all on the site.
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2009, 10:34:01 PM »
Here is Alison's perfume bottle. She wasn't that keen but I talked her into it and she loves it. :chky:

60mm of glass and 85mm top of spray. Should have put a bottom shot but it does have Seguso label.



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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2009, 02:08:47 AM »
All:

Thanks for the comments, which will allow me to enter the New Year without too much damage to my ego.

Christine: I just love matte bottoms. (The book isn't here yet, but the mail is ridiculous right now.)

Ardy: Your perfume looks very similar. Unfortunately, soon as my wife saw the bowl she said, "It's mine!" I'm not very good at selling anyhow.

Anita: These are first AVeM that I am aware of that I've seen like this, but there must be more. I've also a very similar bowl that has a Seguso label, and a not too dissimilar one that has the Venini marking. I suspect Venini started the trend and others picked it up. And I think Galliano Ferro did a later version.

Craig: I'll look at the petals more carefully from now on.

BTW, the pinwheel was $38, all the others significantly less. There are still some OK pieces out there. Now if I could find a Fuga piece for a similalry low price....

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2009, 05:06:39 AM »
David, In your defense, I have no idea if the images you bought it from were good enough to tell...  I am also a bit of a gambler, and will take the chance if it is cheap enough.....

As of late, I generally find myself looking more closely at execution styles with all of the better Chinese glass showing up now..... They seem to be getting better at the overall look of a piece, but they still seem, in most cases, to lack the finesse for the small details that will help determine the origin..

Your ego should have suffered no damage.....  it was a gamble, and sometimes they pay off, and sometimes they don't. Next time it does you can display the winner next to, shall we say the "not winner".  Just consider it the subject of a closeup study on Chinese technique!!!!   :huh:

I always figure... Nothing ventured..... nothing gained.....  

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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2009, 07:13:58 AM »
Thanks, Craig. I'm really OK with the Chinese glass for all the reasons you suggest and more. I'm better at broadcasting self-effacement than I am at believing it.

David
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2009, 08:34:10 AM »
David - I guessed that would be the case and I am likewise a reluctant - read non existent seller of good glass.  Luckily my grand failures are kept as flower pots or if not capable of this function they are put into a box that I will sell at some stage.

I really love your FT pinwheel bowl and I count myself lucky that I generally collect only one maker. The complexity of collecting goes very complex very quickly with the more makers you are looking for.

As 2009 is nearly over for me 4.5 hours to go and we have a good bottle of sparkling red in the fridge. Lets all drink a toast to what has been a good 2009 and hopefully a better 2010?
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Re: Just picked this up on Ebay!
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2009, 05:21:07 PM »
David,

You have some really nice pieces there.  Congrats!!!  I really like the lided jar.  I am glad to see the bowls have labels as well.  How interesting.  I will never look at those type of bowls the same way ever again.  I just love A.Ve.M.  That company was great because they were full of surprises or at least they surprise me all the time.  Hopefully you will find that Fuga piece one day for really cheap. Thanks for sharing your finds with us. 

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