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Offline Laura Friedman

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Help ID mystery vase - Murano?
« on: December 01, 2005, 05:01:29 PM »
Good morning group.

I bought this large, heavy vase as Murano glass.  Everything about it says Italian to me, but I'm nagged by the base. I don't usually see such perfectly polished pontil marks on Italian glass.  So, I thought I'd run it past the group in case anyone has ever seen anything like it with a label.  It shades from amber to green, and has interesting opaque "trails" applied to the exterior.









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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2005, 05:58:09 PM »
Laura
See Topic Polished Pontil Murano on the Murano Board
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2005, 08:51:33 PM »
What am I supposed to see in it?

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2005, 02:02:15 PM »
Laura said
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but I'm nagged by the base


Just the discussion there of whether items with polished pontils like yours can be Murano or not.
I have bumped the thread up to make it easier for you to find and also have now added another Murano item with a polished pontil.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2005, 03:51:02 AM »
Hi,

Got it. Thanks for bumping the thread up. Very interesting.

I've had a lot of Murano glass with polished pontils. However, this one is so perfectly round, and, well, perfectly polished, that it just doesn't feel Italian to me. I wonder if it could be Czech or something like that. I just bought the new Czech glass book by Helmut Ricke, and am going to peruse it just in case.

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005, 04:34:32 AM »
Hi Laura,
I have plenty of Murano pieces with the same polished round pontil mark. I dont think because it is like that it means it is not Murano. I am unsure of the maker for the vase, but looks Murano to me.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005, 04:47:55 PM »
Only thought I have on this apart from very covetous ones, is that I saw some pieces when in Venice a few years back in a very up-market Venetian gallery with the opaque trails that were listed as Seguso Vetri D'arte from the early 1960's, but a beautiful piece.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2005, 05:02:02 PM »
Well I am also 99.9% sure it's Murano but thought I'd get Chuggys imput before commiting (coward !!) I had thought earlier than Chuggy reports and thought I had seen similar online but can't find it in my ref gallery.

Chrbska (Czech) have done gloupy pieces but not like this - different technique.

So moving to the Murano board.
Pete

 

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