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Offline Carolyn Preston

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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2010, 12:45:15 AM »
LOL ! What a cute herd !  I was thinking an American Bison (which I think might not strictly speaking be a  Buffalo !) . Besides, a male Bison is a bull anyway !  But they are too hairy around the face ...so I guess it is a normal bull or mad steer with  big hair  ;).

Actually I think you mean an American Buffalo which is really a Bison.

Hmmm, according to our friends at Wikipedia, it can be both: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bison

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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2010, 04:10:01 AM »
Thanks Carolyn,

Certainly looks like an American Buffalo ....its the matted hair and general shape !

It might be a 'Boffolo' !.... but proof  is going to be impossible I think ! cheers Mike.
Mike


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2010, 05:04:51 PM »
Here is a link to Whitefriars.com for a newly discovered pair of Boffo mice !

http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=8787

Cheers, Mike.
Mike


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2010, 04:03:37 AM »
Here is a UV - Murano Blue.....Scroll down to the 11th row.

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/vaseline_glass/vaselineglass_home.htm

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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2010, 09:52:52 PM »
Here is a UV - Murano Blue.....Scroll down to the 11th row.

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/vaseline_glass/vaselineglass_home.htm :D

The above Bull is a UV Murano Bull....

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Plus I found this Bull on this Site:  http://www.danripley.com/catalogs/modernauctioncatalog/InvCat_0008.htm
To See Image from Link):  http://www.danripley.com/catalogs/modernauctioncatalog/Image_0011_0273_0001_Med.htm
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"Lot #: 273 - Flavio Poli Murano glass sculpture, extremely rare, bull form. Outstanding execution of a solid hot-modelled crystal clear body with corroso surface on brilliant cut base. 7 1/4" tall x 11" long. Excellent condition.

Only known example of the bull from the remarkedly modern series designed in 1938 for Seguso Vetri d'Arte and executed by the maestro Archimede Seguso, that included a fox, hippopotamus, fox and fish. Only known image of this form can be found in October 1938 issue of Gio Ponti's Domus magazine.
Estimate: 9,000.00-12,000.00 "


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2010, 05:30:46 AM »
I would agree with TX as this being a Brahma Bull due to the hump. SVdA would be the better possibility. I am going by the colour on this piece. It is consistent with a few pieces I own in this colour. Although animals are not my speciality. Definitely Murano in my opinion. The quality is excellent.


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2010, 06:31:11 PM »
Thanks AntiqueRose123 !

What a superb Archimede Seguso bull !  :chky: A true sculpture ! What a price tag !!

This has been such a great , informative discussion/debate on bulls and I have learnt so much ! Thanks for unearthing some amazing glass bovines Rose ! It's a real subject in its' own right.

I will go with a Brahma Bull most likely SVda !

I would have liked to have thought Boffo (being interested in glass animals) would have linked his name with Buffalo (as John so amusingly pointed out....I'm still chuckling!) and would have had a go at one or two !!.... ;)

Thanks all !
Mike


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2010, 10:35:16 PM »
...I will go with a Brahma Bull most likely SVda !

 :no: I guess I better put on my Murano police hat. You're safer saying it's a glass bull, most likely Murano. Seguso was just a guess by a couple of people. So many people did bulls similar to this one that it could be anyone.
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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2010, 12:06:02 PM »
Here's a (not very clear) picture of my black glass Murano bull

It VERY heavy  3/4Kg and is about 12/13" long, it also bears a Murano label

It's not here right now so i can't be more precise..sorry
Will  do better pics etc. when I have access to it 


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Re: Could this glass sculpture be a Boffo bull ?
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2010, 10:43:44 AM »


I would have liked to have thought Boffo (being interested in glass animals) would have linked his name with Buffalo (as John so amusingly pointed out....I'm still chuckling!) and would have had a go at one or two !!.... ;)



Hi Mike,
 Not too far off subject but seeing you like Boffo animals here are some mice by the great man. The center one is probably his first attempt but as with all animal figures they improve with time.
 Regards,
               Patrick.   
 Ps, Sadly the one on the left has only one ear

 

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