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Author Topic: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?  (Read 4006 times)

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Offline ju1i3

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Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:15:21 AM »
I saw this on ebay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Red-Cased-Art-Glass-Vase-/160519779768?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item255fb975b8 and obv recognize it but I don't know the exact details or the value. I do think the charity that is selling it is losing out unless they change the description. Does anyone have anything more precise than "Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase" for a description. Any idea of value?

thanks very much
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 07:26:30 AM »
Why uranium?

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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 07:40:46 AM »
Isn't that greenish yellowish layer around the red uranium?
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 07:45:20 AM »
No, its amber. These things usually find their value, as everything has a gallery picture these days.

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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 11:28:21 AM »
Nice piece - shame it's got a bit of damage - but hope the hospice get a decent price.
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 05:43:42 PM »
I list them as ''Murano Sommerso Seguso Flavio Ploli Cased Facet Vase'' to be exact.

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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 06:45:24 PM »
Murano and sommerso are correct!!

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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 02:56:37 AM »
I list them as ''Murano Sommerso Seguso Flavio Ploli Cased Facet Vase'' to be exact.

This vase doesn't look like Flavio Poli to me. It looks more like the recent vases made by several companies to me.
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 08:47:57 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info. I did contact them and they've relisted it with a better description. No opinions about value? just curious.

Anita, what about it looks different? To my untutored eye it looks like the vintage ones I've seen.

I've bought a few bargains on ebay when the seller didn't know what they had (eg a Victorian hyacinth vase for 99p) and I didn't tell them any different! but I felt as it was a charity I should speak up.

thanks, Julie
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Re: Murano Sommerso Uranium Vase?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 02:09:19 PM »
That is a good question, Julie. It made me really think about the vase. Sommerso is something I usually stay away from. The thing that made me favor a more recent piece is that there are so many vases that are made that look like this. Several companies make them. Red with yellow are common colors. So in the absence of anything, such as clear lines between layers, that definitely points to Poli, it is more accurate to leave the attribution at simply Murano. eBay has had a bad effect on the name Poli. Any layered sommerso object is attributed to him on eBay.

There is one thing distinctive about the vase discussed in this thread. The outer glass is blue instead of clear. I did not really note that until I checked back. I hope there is a layered sommerso person reading who has some ideas on who made these vases with blue glass.
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