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Offline Della

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« on: November 28, 2005, 09:20:58 AM »
On my 2,50 euro spending spree yesterday, I found these 3 items.
This one has a label.
http://tinypic.com/hwfn2a.jpg
http://tinypic.com/hwfn6h.jpg

If my research skills are improving, this candle holder comes from the Cristalleria Valdorme (1956-1971) Corniola. Does this classify as Empoli glass? I really only paid the huge sum of 50 cents because it had a sticker on it :!:

These other 2, I have no idea about and any info would be welcome.
http://tinypic.com/hwfne9.jpg
http://tinypic.com/hwfngy.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 09:34:46 AM »
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These other 2, I have no idea about and any info would be welcome.
http://tinypic.com/hwfne9.jpg


This one looks very like Dartington Glass.  Similar looking ones found here.
http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/dart/c67.htm

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 10:03:57 AM »
Well researched, I always thought Val d'Orme was somewhere in France.
Meanwhile, I'm very impressed by this listing:

http://www.comune.empoli.fi.it/cdv/museo/vetrerie/vetrerie.htm
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 03:26:48 PM »
Thanks Anne,
It does look similar in design, but the pattern in the glass is different. As I am still very much a novice I do not have a clue about patterns etc.

Ivo,
That is the site I used to find out the information that I posted. It is rather interesting, but to appreciate it all I will have to learn Italian first :roll: At the moment English and Dutch are enough for my little brain to handle :wink: [/b]
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 03:39:30 PM »
LE VETRERIE A EMPOLI
Wow ! Sooooo many of them !!!
Thanks Ivo

Della
Please do let us know when you come across an interesting site - even if you don't understand it.

This one seems to be just a basic listing of glass factories in Empoli and surrounds. Some have a click thru link to more info such as the types of glass produced and dates of operation.
I have googled Empoli a number of times in connection with glass and never came across it. Maybe it's new.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 03:51:09 PM »
:oops:  :oops:  :oops:
Sorry Peter,
I really thought you guys would have know about it. Next time I will post a link....twice is better than not at all.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2005, 12:29:06 AM »
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Thanks Anne,
It does look similar in design, but the pattern in the glass is different. As I am still very much a novice I do not have a clue about patterns etc.


Looks like Helena Tynell Pala design. See examples on Tiina's site here (items 2, 20 and 45) http://glassart.5u.com/pictures.html


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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2005, 04:09:41 AM »
Hi

Item number one interests me, I have a larger vase in the similar colour and style with a ‘Made in Italy’ sticker on it. I have an inkling it was made in or a round Empoli, Florence – been looking for a factory that made these very Scandinavian items but in Italy
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/italianhoop.jpg
Ivo your link is very exciting, I will look through it to see if I can get a match

Item number two I am inclined to say not Dartington even though it has the round neck, this is a piece of Dartington for comparison
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/dart.jpg
I do not believe it is a Riihimaen Pala vase either as they had square sectional rims
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/pala.jpg
See thread http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3296.0.html

I think it is a Scandinavian factory like Riihimaki (or other) who made items very similar to Riihimaen often with the surface texture shown

Item three does look Scandinavian with the colour and that thick clear glass casing to base

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2005, 08:12:14 AM »
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Hi

I do not believe it is a Riihimaen Pala vase either as they had square sectional rims
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/pala.jpg
See thread http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3296.0.html

I think it is a Scandinavian factory like Riihimaki (or other) who made items very similar to Riihimaen often with the surface texture shown

Adam P

Inclined to agree with David.  The second vase looks like a shorter version of the one discussed on the other thread as being probably Riihimaen, but not by Helena Tynell.  I'm not entirely certain though.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2005, 08:55:21 AM »
Thank you all very much. I will read through the links you have all kindly given me and see where it leads.
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