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Offline Della

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« on: November 16, 2005, 04:13:09 PM »
Could anyone please tell me where/who made this, how old it probably is?

http://tinypic.com/fth3pe.jpg
http://tinypic.com/fth3rl.jpg
http://tinypic.com/fth3tg.jpg

It isn't mine, but the person wanting to know is not very good with English.
Many thanks.


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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006, 10:12:49 AM »
Hello,

A few questions:

How long has your friend owned this piece?

Where/how did they come across it?

Is the base flat and polished, if not how is it finished?


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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006, 12:07:42 PM »
Hi Nigel,
My friend bought the vase in Portugal 3 years ago at an antique market, at which time the dealer said that it came from Venice.
It is 29cm tall and weighs 3 kilos.
The base is polished with slight signs of wear.
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/arian.JPG)
Although a lot of his friends find his vase repulsive, he is fascinated by it and would love to know more about it.
Thanks.  :D
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 04:15:30 PM »
I'm sure others will take exception with me, but it doesn't look Venetian to me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2006, 04:32:27 PM »
Hi,

I agree. To be honest this ones been bothering me, which is why I've delayed posting.

My thoughts run along the lines of China!! Had I not seen a number of similar items in TK Maxx in the summer and autumn of last year it would not have occured to me.

The bright colour on the inside with a sort of white 'halo' running around it is very remminiscent of those pieces. Yet the controlled colour scheme within the outer casing seems a little too sophisticated. The ones I saw ranged from badly made with badly executed colour schemes through to well made and well coloured. Most had small "Made in China" labels on a flat base.

I realise that there is a time difference, but TK Maxx's stock is generally from old ranges. Whilst this all proves nothing, it maybe an area to check out.

Good luck, Nigel


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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006, 05:03:10 PM »
Thank you Paul and Nigel,
I will pass the information on to him.
Your help is very much appreciated :!:  :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006, 05:36:54 PM »
Mtarfa?

This pattern looks similar to a Mtarfa vase on this link below.

Click on "Artistic Vases", scroll to the right and there is a cylinderical vase called "Smart Serenity Vase"
http://www.mtarfaglass.com.mt/

I think the polished base would be typical of this firm. Same colours too but i'm not sure about the green interior.


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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006, 06:42:34 PM »
:lol: Thanks for that link Tigger :!:  There are some beautiful items there.
Of course, the vase I like the most, just has to be one of the most expensive.  :roll:
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