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Author Topic: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase  (Read 1143 times)

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Offline horochar

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Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« on: October 18, 2010, 01:14:19 AM »
I couldn't resist this Barbini vase.  I like the combination of incalmo and sommerso effects.  I have not seen anything quite like it before, and cannot find comparable pieces in any of my reference books or on the net.  I'm assuming it is circa 1980s or 1970s, but (obviously) hoping it could be older.  Can anybody help me to date the piece, or tell me more about it, such as designer or name for the series?
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Charles.

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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 04:29:27 AM »
The signature looks like it is on the side near the bottom. Is that correct? This would indicate a more contemporary piece, i.e. 1980s and later. The company's contemporary glass is said to be nearly flawless, so it is a wonderful addition to a collection.
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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 06:03:24 PM »
I emailed the company.  Made in 1984, designed by Alfredo. So nice of them to respond.

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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 06:21:53 PM »
Was it Oceania who responded? I sent a question a few weeks ago and Oceania answered. I heard that the company itself is no longer in operation. I'm not sure if it's true. If it is, it's nice to have someone who still answers emails.
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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 08:50:58 PM »
Yes, it was Oceania.  Charming name.

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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 01:13:38 AM »
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Re: Barbini Incalmo & Sommerso Vase
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 12:52:38 AM »
What an exquisite vase!!  I have seen it before somewhere(?) and remember admiring it.  I just adore the incalmo effect.  :thup: :thup:

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