Author Topic: Any manufacturer suggestions for this Latticino Vase ID - Prob. Salviati  (Read 775 times)

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Offline Aislingeanbeag

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Hello all I am new and know little about Italian Glass.
We bought this some years ago and would love to know more about it!
cheers
Dave
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There is a snap pontil un-ground.

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Re: Any manufacturer suggestions for this Latticino Vase
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 12:26:47 AM »
The technique used here is zanfirico, also called filigrana a retorti or retortoli, rather than latticino, a term not used in Murano. It looks like a good maker, but it's difficult to pin down a precise maker as so many companies produced work like this. The snapped unground pontil is one clue. Another would be how the glass feels (sounds silly, I know, but it does make a difference). Is it hard and clean, or soft and soapy?

Nice piece, btw.

David
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Re: Any manufacturer suggestions for this Latticino Vase
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 11:49:35 AM »
Thanks for your reply!
The terms you use I recognise from my research 7 years ago when we bought this, but memory discards the unused!
The vase was purchased at an auction of the remainders from the house sale of the estate of Lady Beatrice Duncan of Jordanstone who died aged 94. We understood that she had travelled extensively and could well have purchased this on a 'tour'. When it was made we do not know but suspect 1930s.
As to feel I am unable to tell as it would seem subjective and I have never considered feel with regard to glass!.
The vase is delicate and the surface is not totally flat being I presume hand formed from canes of differing compositions and it is not heavily cased so it does not feel hard and smooth like a  leaded glass. It certainly does not feel like the various pieces of high end Monart or Vasart which have passed through our hands but I do not unfortunately recognise 'Soapy' as a texture or feel.
I understand that adventurine canes were in very short supply after the 2nd war but I do not know if this was world-wide
or just in the UK and his perhaps wrongly colours my judgement of age.
cheers
Dave


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Re: Any manufacturer suggestions for this Latticino Vase
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 03:15:48 PM »
My thought was Salviati. The zanfirico is done very precisely and uniformly, and it has a Salviati look. Salviati usually has quite a rough snapped pontil mark. Here's a piece I have that I think is by Salviati.  BTW, my piece feels a little soapy, which is why I asked. I had trouble with determining feel at first, too. It seems absurd, but differences are there.

David
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Re: Any manufacturer suggestions for this Latticino Vase
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 04:17:57 PM »
I think you're right, David. Dave's bowl looks like some of the Salviati/Barovier/CVM pieces made in the late 19th-early 20th Century. I lump the three companies together, since they are intertwined in a way I have a hard time unraveling during this period of time.
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