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Offline fairmaiden

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Amythst glass vase or jug?
« on: June 22, 2010, 07:21:03 PM »
Hi, I have joined today through a friends recommendation.

I have a vase that I would like to sell but have no idea of price, age, origin etc.

Im not even sure if its a vase. It has a handle and a spout you see. Although it is very tall (14") and slender.

It is purple in colour with a clear twisted base and handle which look to have been applied.

I will try to post a piccy but Im not much good at this sort of thing. Any advise gratefully recieced.

Mainly would like to know is it British, how old is it, what is it called and how much is it worth. Thankyou in advance.


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 07:25:35 PM »
Welcome to the board.

I would say made in mainland Italy, possibly Empoli, date 1970s onward, an ornamental jug and not worth much, sorry


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 07:28:58 PM »
Thankyou very much for the info. So it wouldnt have been used as a jug just for decoration? Should I list to sell as a jug even though it looks more like a vase? I paid £5 for it. What is it worth please?


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 07:34:09 PM »
forgot to say it does have a pontil mark. Not sure if thats important or not.


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 08:09:17 PM »
Hmm, found this which looks very much like it minus the stopper.

Described as Murano Cranberry Pitcher with twisted stem and handle.

What do you think please?

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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 09:12:51 PM »
No idea about your glass, I would call it a vase and a pitcher if I was selling it....

Many of us don't offer valuations, they are too subjective and problematic. Prices on ebay and elsewhere fluctuate from day to day and from item to item. To get an idea of what it may sell for you will need to watch what similar items sell for over a period of time.

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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 09:27:35 PM »
Thanks John.   :thup:


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 09:37:50 PM »
it is Empoli, not wishful Murano. The model is Etruscan, these are found with or without stopper - check the inside of the neck to be sure.
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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 10:17:16 PM »
Thankyou Ivo. What should I be looking for inside the neck? I can tell you that it feels a little rough around the inside and then goes smooth further down. Would this indicate that it had a stopper? What does that mean?

So the person with the similar if not identical jug above got it wrong about the Murano bit?


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Re: Amythst glass vase or jug?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 10:24:52 PM »
Must say I googled estruscan empoli glass jug and found some lovely roman 6 figure numbers  :chky:

Can you please point me in the direction of my bog standard one please ?

 

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