Author Topic: IITTALA is spelled with 2 "T"s, remember and avoid fake signatures...  (Read 1166 times)

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Offline px

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I happened to see this odd vase attributed to T.Sarpaneva on ebay and looked closer, and I just advise everyone to check you spell foreign names and words correctly. Or that you know at least how they should be spelled when you read them. (when you see a signature on the bottom of a vase for example)  ;)

Well, of course this is handy so you avoid at least the grossest cons, but on the other hand if you are a decent reliable seller and your topic is "iitala" you might miss a buyer searching the ebay for "iittala".  There are a few of those too I noticed.

PS.  Humppila has 2 p:s, Riihimäki 2 i:s in the beginning, like Nuutajärvi 2 u:s.





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Can you post the link?


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I didn't as I wasn't sure if it is ok but since you ask, Cathy, and the bidding has ended....here you are:

http://cgi.ebay.com/t-sarpaneva-58-iitala-signed-glass-art-vase-clear-hole_W0QQitemZ130393339288QQcategoryZ995QQcmdZViewItem


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The vase looks like recent Chinese production to me, but I may be wrong. (Nic, if you're around, what do you think?) It's worrying that the signature is so neat.


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Cathy:

I agree about the origins. It just doesn't look like Sarpaneva and neither could I find it in the big iitala book or Designlasi. I saw it but definitely didn't bid.

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It's only a matter of time before the engraver realises the spelling mistake.

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Possibly it´s  a Joska vase, see this earlier topic:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,25726.0.html
Their site shows new products now, so we can´t compare unfortunately.
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Offline px

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dirk, Joska seems to be a good guess!

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and neither could I find it in the big iitala book or Designlasi.
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...hmmm....  :) .... what was the topic again....?  ;)   "Repetitio mater studiorum."  ;D ;D

 

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