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Offline Catisfaction

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Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« on: December 06, 2010, 06:46:05 PM »
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 07:47:01 PM »
The bird looks like Vincenzo Nason. They do many things with wings, tail, and black-in-clear like this. The thing that made me question the V. Nason identification was the way the black went into the head -- different than many of their pieces. Then I found a V. Nason cobalt cat that had the color go into the head this way. So I am pretty sure.

The bowl I'm not sure. It reminds me of Galliano Ferro, but something does not seem quite right about it. We'll have to get a few more opinions. Maybe we can move these things to the Murano board if someone doesn't recognize the bowl here. This is a good link to some G. Ferro bowls if you want to compare: http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/murano_glass/gallianoferro_glass/gallianoferroglass_home.html.
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 07:58:54 PM »
I don't know who did the bird, but the bowl looks Murano to me. The colour is a little unusual, the base is a little deep, but still very like the the kind of thing that Fratelli Toso did. See this one, for example.

David

PS Just noticed Anita posted while I was writing, and Galliano Ferro is certainly another option. The arrangement of the bubbles on his pieces often were  present only in the coloured section, the reverse of mine. I'd still lean more towards FT, except for the shape of the base.
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 08:42:26 PM »
Thank you both for the knowledge I will see what I can find with those leads.

Please do move to the Murano board if you think it should be. I didn't want to start out there as I was unsure if they were or not.

Much appreciated.

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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 08:46:33 PM »
On the duck.

I have found this piece on Worthpoint. If you click on the picture and then click next on the pop up it has the label. The features are almost identical to my duck. I cannot read the label but I am assuming the writeup is correct and it is V. Nason

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/unique-murano-art-glass-duck-v-nason-italy
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 10:38:10 PM »
Yes, it is a V. Nason duck. It is good to see one with a label. V. Nason did many of the "gray effect" pieces like the one on Worthpoint. They also did many pieces that are like yours, so I feel 100% sure yours is V. Nason. Now if we can only find a bowl just like yours.
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 11:20:27 PM »
I thought I had a bowl that was close to yours and here it is. The colours are different, as is the the use of opalescent, but it's very much the same otherwise. Unfortunately, it doesn't take us any further forward as I've never been able to ascribe a maker. I have always thought it was Murano, though.

Anita, do you think Murano is the correct place to be looking?

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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 11:35:18 PM »
Yes, I think that the bowls are Murano glass. The base and slope of the bowls are not like the G. Ferro bowls I've seen. I also wondered about F. Toso. The bottom looks Seguso-ish to me, but I have never seen anything like these bowls done by them.
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 02:34:15 PM »
Hi Cat...........just my 2 cents from the photos I looked at.  The bird is definitely V. Nason Murano glass.  I'm 99% sure!  I have one very similar to it with the Nason label on it.  Of course, it's a newer piece, I would say.
As for the bowl, it is shouting Murano, because of it's precision, quality, and perfectly cut bottom.  There are a couple of Scandinavian makers that made similar shaped bowls, but most have a signature or number etched on the bottom.
The only reason I thought it could possibly be Scandinavian is the color.  But, I still lean toward Murano, for what it's worth.
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Re: Art Glass Bird and Bowl
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 04:27:24 PM »
Just to add to the ID record here, I too found another of these birds with a V. Nason label on it a few days ago. If I get a chance once photies are taken I will post it here for reference.
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