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Offline post modern nut

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Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque - Alex?
« on: January 02, 2010, 11:06:14 PM »
We purchased this vase from a friend about 10 years ago for $85.00, he had no knowledge of who did it either.  About 4 years ago, a friends daughter, set it down to hard.  We need to find out if this is worth sending to a restorer?  It is 11 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches in diameter.  I have thought Italian, but then thought maybe Steuben, I really don't know.  As always any help is appreciated.
Jack
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 05:54:13 PM »
Hi Jack,
it looks old, ive got a book 'Murano , a history of glass' by Gianfranco Toso,
Ive just had a flick through it, interestingly, there are a few examples of quite delicate glasses,
with a similar blue rim, wait for it , 16th and 17th Century !!
If that were the case uh!! I suppose you would have to find someone to give you an attribution,
maybe a Museum, the V & A in London, in the USA i dont know, maybe Corning ?

Someone correct me please, if im totally barking up the wrong tree, or if anyone knows
a Antique Murano expert?
Jack, please dont get too excited by any opinion i am suggesting on here,
Id like to think theres a chance im on the right track (me and my weird theories ::)  )
Good luck,
Andy
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 10:50:03 PM »
The vase looks like it could have some type of finish on it. Does it? Or is it clear glass?
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 04:11:14 AM »
There isn't a finish on it, there is an opaqueness with some very faint striations.  It is also quite thin.
Jack
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 04:14:28 AM »
I was thinking Italian, possibly Venini, but saw an image one time of a Steuben vase, that had the same type of lip treatment.  Old Italian would be an excellent thought, never thought of "old".  I have some Italian books, and will delve in to it. 
Many thanks
Jack
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 04:23:08 AM »
If this is a possibility, I'll contact Corning, and if they want it they can restore it.  Better for them, we only have $85 in it.  Having a piece in Corning would be nice.
Jack
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 04:30:35 AM »
Do you mind if we move this to the Murano section and flag it for Alex's attention? It might take a while, as he's not in every day.

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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque, Help in ID'ing.
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 04:36:27 AM »
That would be fine with me, any more specific help is greatly appreciated.
Jack
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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque - Alex?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 05:32:22 PM »
Hi guys,
yes it looks as a very vintage Murano glass, also if I have seen something simialar made also outside Murano. But anyway it is at 100% a Murano style. Very very nice for my eyes.
It is reale pity that it is broken.
There are some very old pieces in the Murano museum broken in a similar way and restored with use of glues, but honestly the visual effect is of a repaired item.
I think that here nobody is able to restore it in a good way. May be in USA somebody can do it.
But, if the piece is really so old, I would consider that the repair should be done respecting the originality of the piece.
If really so old, it can be a delicate issue...
Do you have the missied broken parts?

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Re: Unknown large vase, light blue lip wrap, opaque - Alex?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 08:07:26 PM »
Thank you very, very much.  Yes, we do have the pieces.  We will be contacting Corning in the next couple of days, to see if they would like it.  I believe they would do the best in restoration and if they want it for free, it is theirs.
Very Sincerely,
Jack
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