Author Topic: Trio Cobalt Blue Sommerso Corroso Vases Polished Sides & Base-Flavio Poli?  (Read 1860 times)

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Offline dorian_graye

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Hello all.  I recently purchased this trio of vases at an estate auction.  The style and shape look like a Flavio Poli design.  The bases are highly polished and smooth.  The sides are sheered to show the interior.  The exterior surface is very rough and bubbly.  I'm guessing it's considered "corroso".  The largest is 9" inches, 7" inches, and 3" inches.


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Hi Dorian_graye,

I love your newly aquired glass vessels.  I do have a few questions about them though if you do not mind me asking.  Do the vessels have any labels or signatures by chance?  Do the bottoms of the vessels appear to have any shelf wear from age? 

All and all, I am just not sure as to who the maker is but I do see that there is quality in your vessels and I think they are wonderful and I sure would have snatched them up.  They are very striking and have shelf appeal that's for sure. 

tam bam


Offline dorian_graye

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!!! Thank you for answering my post!!!  There is a bit of shelf wear on them, but not much.  The curious thing is that the smallest one has a white spider web crack on it's base and the rim of that one has been polished.  My inclination is to think that it must have fallen off a shelf and the person cared enough about the pieces to have the rim professionally polished, as I'm assuming it was chipped as well.  Otherwise, I don't see why that would be the only of the three with a cut and polished rim.  And no, there are no signatures or markings.  Have you ever come across a surface texture, such as these?


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They appear to be corroso to me too.  Your vessels do appear to be more modern to me.  This is just a guessimate (perhaps (80's/90's) but I could be all wrong so do not quote me on this.  Your vessels are very intriguing to me.  Whoever the designer was they put a lot of thought into them.

tam bam


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Intriguing to me, as well.  I think you might be right.  They look sort of 80's to me too....which is okay by me!  I love me some things from the 80's.  Coincidentally, I just purchased a "How High The Moon" chair by Shiro Kuramata from a separate auction than these vessels.  There are some great designs from the 80's and I look forward to seeing more of that coming around again.  Again, thanks for your post and if you think or see of anything similar, please get back with me.


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Not Poli. My guess would be more modern. Base shots?

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I believe that they are Chinese or Eastern European in origin.  I've seen comparable pieces, surprisingly (not?) in Antique Malls being pawned off as Murano.  Then I found one with a made in China label.  Not same colors or forms as yours, but close enough stylistically to give concern.  Not that the ones I saw were low quality.  To the contrary, the quality was superb.  Valuewise, however, I have concerns.

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Oh, that's too bad.  Such a shame.  Well, guess we will have to write another one off to the Chinese.  :'(

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I agree Chinese. Not corroso either. The effect seems to have been achieved physically (blast with glue? Marver on a dimpled surface and reheat?) whereas corroso is chemical. The acid has actually eaten away part of the surface of the glass. I'm finding a lot of Chinese glass with facet cuts like this. It's not done by many Murano makers.

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Blast with glue?  What is that?

 

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