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Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« on: March 14, 2010, 10:13:19 AM »
Hi just thought I would ask this question:  What is the most aventurine ever seen in a piece of glass?  For myself here, this piece has the most in all the pieces I have here.  They seemed generous in this piece?
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Just a question.  Not sure if this should be in the Cafe? Here? or Glass Section? or a link to both here and Glass.  Just curious to see members pieces, or if they (also) have some pics of pieces with lots of Aventurine?

I just LO-O-O-O-OVE Aventurine.....Can we start a topic with just pics of huge amounts of Aventurine, or the designs done with it?  And facts about this?  A whole topic just for Aventurine, and info...Thanks
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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 10:56:43 AM »
That must be in my favourite piece: a panel cut inkwell in solid aventurine in the Mevlana Museum in Istanbul. Made in Venice (of course), the Turks call it Yildiz Tasi, star stone.

And then there are tiny vessels and glasses blown in solid aventurine by Salviati around 1900. As Aventurine will burn when overheated, blown aventurine is very hard to make. The substance cools in the pot, so the presentation is a solid. By hammering it into shards, these can be rolled into other glass types, provided the working temperature in not too high. It is also turned into thin rods - mainly for making accents and decorations items.

My favourite piece is this 15"/ 28 cms "cadinal's hat" bowl, with shards rolled into a clear base and blown out very thinly so as to maintain transparency. I still have not found out who made it - there is a scripted sig on the onderside that says "Italy" - and it has been suggested it is early Venini. It might well be...

  
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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 01:54:28 AM »
Dirk,
your Nason vase is stunning,   :hiclp: :hiclp:
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 12:52:34 AM »
Smaller version of probable Salviati & Co decanter, blown aventurine with two delicate red swirling steaks, height 18 cm (7 inch):
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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 07:30:34 PM »
Thanks, Martin.
There still isnĀ“t a positive ID though.  :-\
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 12:58:24 AM »
Love them all, the more the better in my book. Dirk I am envious of that vase as well. :'(
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Archimede tops my list.


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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 06:07:29 AM »
Found a pic of these goblets with Aventurine, beautiful:  Click Here-barclayglassgallery.blogspot.com/

Everyone's pics are just SO gorgeous  :hiclp: :hiclp:  - Keep them coming....

What is AVENTURINE? (plus other stuff shown)  On-Line Glass Book-Click Here Plus also here:  http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-aventurine-glass.htm

~ A gold Aventurine Infused Glass Figure of a Tiger, circa 1940 - Sold at Christies ($ 4560.00)
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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 07:09:02 AM »
No idea what they mean with "gold aventurine infused" - when the (famous) tiger is obviously decorated in gold leaf or gold dust, not aventurine.
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Re: Aventurine....what is the Most seen...
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 07:35:16 PM »
Another Salviati beauty -- an aventurine bowl & underplate from the late 1900s.

I've looked at all of the pictures so far. They are all gorgeous, but I am most taken with Ivo's star stone. It is one beautiful work of art.
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