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Offline glasslover

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Here's an odd one....
« on: March 09, 2010, 11:13:24 PM »
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed this unusually shaped and proportioned Barovier & Toso piece currently listed on Ebay-#190378858665. The finish on the top of the rim seems rather odd also.  :huh:
Anybody else thinking what I'm thinking? :)
Also, is it just me, or does it seem that there have been ALOT of figurines(singles and pairs) surfacing lately?


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Re: Here's an odd one....
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 11:48:54 PM »
I had a heavy glass tumbler and plate that had this type of cane section on the rim. I went back and forth between thinking it was old Venetian or French. Please let us know what you are thinking. It may help me solve an old mystery.
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Re: Here's an odd one....
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 12:31:31 AM »
Hi Anita-Many thanks for your contributions of information and insight.....
The base on this vase appears to be out of proportion to the height of the piece(too wide). When I saw the top of the rim, it seemed too "unfinished" for a Barovier & Toso piece. I know that the attribution is correct because I have a vase in exactly the same color and cane pattern, but it is one of the vases with the turned-down collar pictured in Pina's "Italian Glass,Century 20" book. This actually looks like(literally) the bottom half of one of those vases in the 12" version-the height  measurement given in the posting seems to bear this out. Of course, this is just speculation on my part.


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Re: Here's an odd one....
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 04:27:15 AM »
Very perceptive, glasslover. I compared the vase to three of the Barovier & Toso vases that I have taken pictures of. The thickened rim on top of the base and the way the pedestal joins the body of the vase is the same. The only difference I see is that my vases have a swirl to the latticino of the foot, while the eBay vase does not. Of course, mine also have the tops on them. IMO, you are probably right. Good catch!
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