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Offline bethr

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Sommerso cat?
« on: August 29, 2010, 03:42:59 AM »
I believe this is a Sommerso cat, but not all that familiar. It is approx. 12" tall and quite heavy. Can anyone advise further? When & by whom made? Approximate value? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 08:34:35 PM »
Hi. Me again. Just checking- am I barking up the right tree? Is this even Murano glass? I am hoping to draw upon your knowledge- which I definately lack! Not certain if this belonged to my parents or grandparents, as it has unfortunately been undiscovered (or fortunately been discovered...) in a box in my basement. I think it is a truly interesting piece & wish to know more about it. Thank you! Beth

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 08:53:38 PM »
Hi Bethr   :hi:  Welcome to the GMB.   :)

You'll have to give our members a bit of time to see your posting...be patient, I'm sure someone will be able to give you some info soon.  It's a lovely looking piece of glass and looks Murano to me.  I don't suppose you've got a UV light you can shine on it?  It looks like it's uranium glass.   :)

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 08:55:28 PM »
PS:  I've just done a quick Google and until you get proper info from an expert, you could Google 'Cenedese Cat' and try Antonio Da Ros (or Daros...never sure quite which spelling these days!)

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 09:49:21 PM »
Thank you & my apologies... patience is not my strong suit! I appreciate your help and will follow up on the information you provided. As for a light... will have to work on that. Again, much appreciation!

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 11:44:03 PM »
Da Ros for Cenedese was my first thought, too.

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 08:31:19 AM »
I would say Cenedese
Or, in case Cenedese "replica"

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 07:56:37 PM »
I agree with Cenedese, and would also lean towards Antonio Daros....  (this is the proper spelling as reported by his daughter in another thread on the board (  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,18635.0.html  )

Is it UV reactive?  May help to date it.....

The other thread contains his daughters email and she offers to show items to her dad to confirm attributions.....

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Re: Sommerso cat?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 01:11:36 AM »
Thank you all VERY much for your replies! I am amazed by the knowledge you have shared.

I was able to find an UV light. Wow! That is really neat. I had no idea a light make it 'glow.' So, I guess in your expert terms, it is indeed UV reactive.

I am truly grateful for the input and am enjoying learning more about my find.


 

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