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Offline svazzo

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Unusual Satin Vase
« on: January 27, 2006, 12:15:23 AM »
I've had this vase for a while now, and I had asked about it much earlier in another topic, regarding the cleaning of Satin glass (along with my Balboa fish sign), but I never showed the photo.

First, what is the thought on this being a Murano piece or not?

It is so similar to the Balboa fish sign, and really looks to me made of the same material and color! So thats a good thing.

It is super thick and heavy. I cant find a signature or remnants of a label. It has a little opening on top, with a ground bottom and small round inverted pontil mark. Any thoughts on this?
Thanks again!
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Offline glasshunter

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Re: Unusual Satin Vase
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 04:14:44 AM »
wow thats a dandy balboa is a italian name or is that the name of the fish.

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Re: Unusual Satin Vase
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 09:39:29 PM »
hi there.
it would be good to see the details of the eye, mouth, tail, base mount and pontil area to help more.

Offline Artofvenice

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Re: Unusual Satin Vase
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 04:41:58 PM »

Offline tam bam

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Re: Unusual Satin Vase
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 01:01:49 AM »
I just found an interesting listing on Ebay and thought I would share it with you.  Balboa seems to be a glasshouse.

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Offline Ivo

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Re: Unusual Satin Vase
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 06:22:14 AM »
Balboa was a New York importer and distributor for several Murano glass makers - so yes, the pieces are Murano, and the shopwindow sign was specially made possibly by Seguso.



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