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Author Topic: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?  (Read 2315 times)

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Offline Wayne

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Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« on: August 13, 2010, 06:36:38 AM »
I've seen a lot of sommerso vases in this jug style before, but never signed, and was just wondering what people think of the signature [linkage].

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 07:39:53 AM »
I would say fake...i would expect Seguso Vetri d'Arte but the with Flavio Poli...dremmel...plus it doesn't look like a piece of his work...

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 12:11:50 PM »
It doesn't look obviously fake. It's well executed and correctly spelt. The question is "Where did the 'fact' that these flattened pieces were designed by him come from?" If it is a fact, it might be a genuine signature.

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 01:38:07 PM »
I have to agree with Pain on this one. 

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 06:34:40 PM »
Thanks everyone, for the opinions so far.  I've found another vase on ebay [here] also signed Seguso Vetri d'arte, Flavio Poli.  Different style of vase, and different style of signature though.

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 08:52:39 PM »
Hi Wayne,

I would be skeptical of that one also, but that is only my opinion.  There are many fakes out there, especially when it comes to Flavio Poli. 

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 10:56:56 PM »
I have a small pitcher in a similar design, which has what looks like a faded Toso label? Could be wrong as you can only really read Murano, and not sure just how many workshops did these.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13295
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13294
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13293
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13292

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 11:20:41 PM »
That beautiful sommerso has been ruined with a fake signature... :hb2:

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 08:05:03 AM »
Lol I know what you mean Kane, such a shame!

Sandy, thanks for posting your pics, I've seen quite a few in that style too.  I'm not sure, but I think that label might have been one of the generic red ones, I had a look through the Murano labels section on here though and couldn't spot it.

I was hoping if these signatures could be verified, then it might confirm if these designs were Seguso Vetri d'Arte.  It's never that simple though is it?  I guess we will have to wait for Marc Heiremans book to come out.  Another three years apparently, I can't wait!!!

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Re: Signed Seguso Vetri d'Arte vase on ebay - is it 'real'?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 12:13:21 PM »
Come to think of it, I have never seen a SVdA piece actually signed (real signature) by Poli.  This has always lead me to believe that SVdA never signed his designs.  Has anyone else?

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