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Offline Ivo

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tutti frutti
« on: February 24, 2010, 12:44:27 PM »
http://www.stylehive.com/tag/tutti_frutti

Can anyone confirm that Tutti Frutti was produced by Fratelli Toso as outlined in the above link?

Which brings the next question:
who else?

and
How can you tell?
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Re: tutti frutti
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 02:58:00 PM »
 ;D

Again we have Dino Martens designing tutti frutti, and this time we even have him designing for AVeM in the 1940s. I wrote Marc Heiremans, a Martens expert, last year to ask if Dino had designed these type pieces. His answer was no.

I have a hard time telling the tutti frutti bowls from each other. Some that I "knew" were made by AVeM turned out to be made by Ferro Italarts, Fratelli Toso, JI Co, or other places. The seller in this case attributed the clam shaped bowl to F. Toso, but said the label once read Ferro Italarts. So if they are indeed a matched set, I would say Ferro.

If I did not know anything about tutti frutti, I would have certainly been convinced.  Fratelli Toso did do some bowls that looked very much like these two, but I wouldn't be surprised if almost every company made "end of day" pieces that looked like them. I am surprised, though, that the seller would read Ferro and translate it to Fratelli Toso, maybe because one of the Vittorio Ferros worked for Toso.
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Re: tutti frutti
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 03:26:48 PM »
Thanks for clearing the air Anita.  :hiclp:

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Re: tutti frutti
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 03:31:23 PM »
Thank you Anita! So - maybe we should just call them all "generic tutti-fruttis" without trying to attribute them - it seems to be a permanent problem..

Here is why I asked. This first one (acquired today)  is based on light amethyst glass, so it has some transparency. I had never seen that before, but the feel is right. Correct bottom finish, and soft scratch to indicate some age.

Number 2 is allegedly AVEM

Number 3 has been called Toso, nt sure if that is correct

and number 4 is 95% certain a Chinese copy


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Re: tutti frutti
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 03:49:11 PM »
Generic tutti frutti is probably a good idea, Ivo. Or maybe just Murano tutti frutti. Sometimes the word generic can send dreams and values plummeting.  :-\ Your number 2 bowl strikes me more as Fratelli Toso -- the latticino and the pink twists were favored by them -- but it is just an opinion. For bowls 1&3 I have no clue. I agree that the last vase could be Chinese. I've not seen the AVeM vases with so thick of a casing before. A little more clear glass, it would have been sommerso.
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