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Offline Della

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« on: January 12, 2006, 01:17:53 PM »
Hi All,
Okay, I know who and where this was made, the label says it all, but when would this 8" vase have been made?
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/VNason.jpg

The label I have posted as a matter of interest to other members.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/Nasonlabel.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 12:16:20 AM »
Hi

I Love this vase, having the original label makes it so much more desirable to completist / researcher and collector alike

See 'Great Glass' below

http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib4ab.htm items 5940 & 7528 are described as having the original label and are given a date of 1950s

I collect V Nason, but don’t have a piece of this which I see is called ‘Avventurina’ - nice to see a label with the name of the range – there seem to be so many shapes they made with this beautiful glass. I have Nason labels on 1950s and 60s items and they are consistent with your label.

I know from pieces that I have from the early 1980s on Nason used a round plastic label with white lettering.

V Nason & C. are still going to this day and this range remains one of their most popular for collectors.

The label is so good along with the item; it would be an excellent addition to thread 'Murano 101: Murano Labels!!!'

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 09:16:06 AM »
Thanks for the information Adam.
I thought that it was possibly from the 50's, but the vase is in such beautiful condition that it didn't seem likely. It must have been in a cabinet for all of it's life.
I bought this one, after seeing a tiny picture of it, mainly because it had a label on it.
I have no objection to the photo's going into the 'Murano: 101 Murano Labels' thread.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 05:36:50 PM »
I'm a little uncertain about whether this is the correct dating for this style of vase. According to Ivo's book they traded as V.Nason after 1989. I have several of this style myself and the label does appear old in style, but is much later. The typical Nason logo can be seen on either end of the 'Avventurina' label and looks quite modern, as does the text. Here's a complete one:

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/nason-aventurine.jpg

The later clear plastic rectangular label does show the 'Nason' logo much clearer (c.1990-on?):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/owl203.jpg

V.Nason would appear to have evolved from VNC and Veritable Opaline of Murano, who were in business around 1967. This is according to Ivo's Fact File book. The following label is taken from a vase; note the gold 'N' in the red circle on the left.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/labels/nason-vnc.jpg

Additionally, I did find a mention somewhere on the 'Net that V.Nason had since closed down business, and I think this was sometime around 2001. If I find the link again I will post it, but perhaps Alex can confirm for certain?

I may be wrong (in which case, apologies to Philip Petrides of Great Glass), but coupled with the info from Ivo's book, I believe this to be correct.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006, 05:42:21 PM »
Oh, I think the font used for the Avventurina label is Microgramma Bold Extended and came out around 1970!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006, 06:30:36 PM »
Thank you for the information David.
I have tried to go to the V. Nason website, but it gives an error notification.
I think I should hold on to this vase if they have ceased producing glass, maybe it will be worth something one day.
Even for a 1970's vase (nearly as old as me), it is wearing much better than I am. :roll:
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2006, 06:38:33 PM »
Della,

Have you actually got a URL for V.Nason? As a collector of their glass I have plenty of the vases and several glass animals, some with rectangular paper labels, others with clear plastic ones, and have tried to find more information on the company, with little success.

All the Avventurina pieces I have are also in excellent condition with very little wear to the base. But they are excellent items and very striking: they could very well be tomorrow's collectables — we'll see!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2006, 06:43:55 PM »
David,

This is where I found the URL and address of V. Nason & C.

http://www.italiangiftware.com/search_end_result.asp?id=208

There is also a 'contact this company' button on the page, but I don't know if it works.

Good luck :!:

P.S. There are other addresses etc. for Italian companies here;

http://www.italiangiftware.com/search_cat_results.asp
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2006, 07:16:09 PM »
Thanks, but it does look like this is a dead link. I tried sending a mail but this got bounced back as well (think I tried this before, to be honest!)

So perhaps where I read this information on the closure of V.Nason is true? I certainly hope not... :cry:
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2006, 11:35:53 PM »
Good point David

I forgot to look at the date range for V Nason in Ivo's book. I got caught in the trap of looking at dates on websites like great-glass and some other glass books I have.

According to Ivo V Nason started trading in 1967 so none of the vases can be 1950s - apologies for that slip up Della. I should have known better as I posted info from an internet source on another thread last year Vincenzo Nason like Carlo Moretti trained at Venini, but he went on to set up on his own in Murano - Nason called his company Nason & Cie - Nason and Co on all export wares - the company was started in 1966 - 67 and is still going to this day
But I am now confused ref the only trading as 'V Nason' since 1989.

My folks bought this vase in 1985, I know this as it was an anniversary present and there is card that goes with it
http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nason11ai.jpg

This piece was bought in the early to mid 1970s
http://img58.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nasoncopy5ke.jpg

I can't believe ref the sources I bought the sommerso vase from that it is 1990s, the ware to the base and browning to the excellent and intact label tell another story.

Well Della the Nason Logo on my Sommerso vase was a reference point for me in dating your piece as it also has a similar logo - I will concede David's point that the Avventurina vases can't be 1950s but I am still to be convinced that they are not also 1970s (good point about the font type David) - could it be that they introduced the style in the 70s and carried it through with same label into a new century?

This is an interesting link to another forum http://forums.fossilfly.com/showthread.php?p=586#post586 see the pics of a 'Nason Dolphin' and 'Bull' the buyer remembers buying in the mid 1970s - see the label is the same as on my sommerso vase.

1950s Nason I get in my Italian books and catalogues is mostly Nason E Morreti

I thought V Nason & C was still going, but I don't see much internet activity. The ever reliable (LOL) Glass-Notes states Nason & C., Vincenzo
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