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Offline keez

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Murano wall lights
« on: September 01, 2010, 02:47:34 PM »
Here are the wall lights (for Ardy).  I bought them together with the chandeliers (same hotel), they should be from the fifties ?  
All crystal parts have 24 carat golden inclusions, they are all hand made and there for slightly different sizes.   3 Ones have slightly more gold in them.
I still has this invitation, but maybe next year I have time to visit Italy (Seguso factory).
Are there also possibilities for Seguso factory.  Maybe someone knows more about them ?

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34653.msg187568.html#msg187568 Mod: Link to chandelier

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Re: Murano wall lights
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 01:36:11 PM »
Hi Keez:

I have been pondering over your gorgeous wall scones for a day or two now.  First off, I LOVE THEM!  Secondly, I would like to point out that the pasta glass on the scones look like the same type of pasta glass on a lamp I have.  The lamp that I have is by Fratelli Toso.  I'll take a pic tonight to show you what I am talking about.  Even the gold (the way it is disbursed through out the piece) kind of reminds me of Fratelli Toso.  Others may not agree with me but I am basing this on my first hand experience. 

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Re: Murano wall lights
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 01:54:59 PM »
Also I have a question, if you don't mind me asking.  Is there gold foil in the pasta glass(ribbon looking decoration) also?  It is hard to tell in the last picture. 

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Re: Murano wall lights
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 12:35:13 PM »
Aha, great work Tam Bam, Fratelli Toso also sounds very good to me !   Goldfoil ...hmm, at first side I didn’t see any straight lines or edges, only dust and speckles.  But (this morning) after a very close inspection, I found a very little foil corner edge (3-4mm), in one of the ribbons at the back side.
As you see on the pics, the two in the back are clear, they only have a little gold in the ribbons.  The little under parts are clear too, the little balls have a thin layer of gold, only allmost at the surface.  It’s not speckled, so I think thats foil.
If you want some close-ups, I can make them on Sunday ??
   
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Re: Murano wall lights
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 01:49:09 PM »
Hi again Keez,

The additional pictures and your comment certainly answered my question so I am not going to ask you for close ups.  The last additional picture was very good and I can see the gold in the ribbon work.  Good job with the pics, btw.

Here is my lamp that I took pics of last night.  I have close up on the ribbon work and a picture of the lamp to show you.  The ribbon work on my lamp also contains gold just like yours.  The ribbons on mine do not contain heavy gold but just enough where you can see it. 

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz23/TamiPietras12/fratelli%20toso%20lamp/randomphotos4006.jpg

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz23/TamiPietras12/fratelli%20toso%20lamp/randomphotos4005.jpg

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Re: Murano wall lights
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 09:28:20 PM »
Gorgeous wall lights Keez. I can see some similarity to Tam Bams.  I have not seen this work on a Archimede Seguso piece before so Tam Bam could be right.

Amazing that you have the shades and they survived. I am hoping to pick up some of the more common shapes in a shell form.

thanks for showing them.
Clean and Crisp a Murano twist.
Archimede tops my list.

 

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