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Italian glass help. Mac
« on: December 22, 2010, 03:40:42 PM »
Season’s greetings

I have been researching this piece and have yet to come up with an ID. I thought it might be Bohemian glass in origin, Kralik specifically, but I have never seen this colour combination used by Kralik. Is it possible that this could be Italian glass? I have no idea about Italian glass so I could use some help.

It is a quality piece, beautifully polished pontil and polished rim. The piece stands 5” tall

I have posted pictures and details of my piece on the blog:
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Thanks for looking.

Mac


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Re: Italian glass help. Mac
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 07:29:37 AM »
Hi:
For what it's worth, and to get the ball rolling, it doesn't look Murano to me. It bears a some resemblance to the  fenicio style of Fratelli Toso, early 20th Century. The colours are a tad strong, and I don't think it was made using the fenicio method. How have the coloured threads been applied? Are they painted on enamel, or threads of glass picked up on the gather and then marverred in?

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Re: Italian glass help. Mac
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 11:15:57 AM »
David,

Thank you for responding. To answer your question - the threads of glass are not painted on enamel. I am sure that the threads of glass have been applied and marverred in? Hoping I used the term correctly...

I have learned quite a bit googling Fratelli Toso and fenicio method. The more I look at Italian glass the more I understand what draws people in. This could be dangerous :)

Thanks you. I will post if I find anything new.

All the best to you and Happy 2011!!

Mac



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Re: Italian glass help. Mac
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 12:17:59 PM »
To keep the ball rolling on this beautiful vase -- The bottom swirl of canes makes me think Czech. I had a couple of Czech pieces that had similar treatment of the bottom.

I ran across an aventurine vase by Harrach last night that had a couple of the striking colors. It wasn't the same vase (no similarities other than colors) but did make me think that a Czech origin is possible for the vase. This type of pulled decor is usually called Phoenician.
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Re: Italian glass help. Mac
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 12:26:12 PM »
Thanks Anita. After looking at images of Italian glass I think you might be right, not Italian but more Czech/Bohemian....?

I would love to land an ID on this piece. Perhaps Santa will come along and ID it.... ;)

Have a happy one Anita.

Mac


 

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