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Author Topic: Any info appreciated ID = AVEM  (Read 1356 times)

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Offline herb_62

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Any info appreciated ID = AVEM
« on: February 13, 2010, 07:37:14 PM »
Hi

I remember seeing a similar vase in a glass reference book which I have now mislaid so any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

3 1/2" high x 3 1/2" across ... 3 sided.

Lovely random inclusions.  Weighs just under 800g

Flat ground base with no markings so no point in overworking the photo slave for pics of that  ;)

Annie  :)

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Re: Any info appreciated
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 08:02:58 PM »
Avem Tutti Frutti - unless the bottom is matt, in which case it is a Chinese copy - of which there are tons around.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 08:05:00 PM »
When did the chinese start copying them?  I have had this about 15 years.

Annie xxxx

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Re: Any info appreciated
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 06:07:07 AM »
The copies have been going on for a while. The older ones will have that matt base. It might be worth asking for a photo of the base. :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 02:48:45 PM »
This one looks more like AVeM to me than the Chinese pieces.

Most of your AVeM tutti fruttis will have smoothly polished bases. I've seen one exception -- a vase that was made for KB. The base was slightly frosty looking, instead of being finished to the final high gloss. It was not matte as many Chinese and US pieces are. It was just not as well finished as I would expect for AVeM. It had the KB and a generic Murano sticker. I think it was AVeM. Maybe they were just in a hurry with a large order so didn't take the base to the final stage?? I attached a picture of the vase. The flash was used to bring out the slight matte finish of the base -- it was barely visible under normal light.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 05:18:43 PM »
I would go with A.V.E.M .JP

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 10:49:33 PM »
I agree with Avem.
Or Avem style, due it is a pretty simple technique and many other glass guys can do something like this.
Anyway I agree that it is Murano and at 90% Avem

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 07:06:17 PM »
Mine has a very matt butt  >:( so I'm assuming Chinese copy but its a lovely piece of glass nonetheless.  I will list it as honestly as one can on E-Bay.

Annie xxx  :spls:

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Re: Any info appreciated ID = AVEM
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 08:27:05 PM »
How matte is the butt? (I never thought I'd say that sentence. :-X) Is the base less finished than the one I showed above?
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 09:08:18 PM »
Sadly yes it's a very matt butt as butts go.  Pity.  Lovely bit of glass.  Annie (aka My Butt is Matt)  :24:

 

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