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Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« on: May 21, 2011, 05:23:15 AM »
I bought this one from D&A when I bought the big as I was intrigued by the label and also to see the difference in this one with my Poli bowl of the same type (which I will post once I locate the box it is in). Gorgeous pale green/blue sommerso bowl in the water optic effect. The glass in places is 5cm thick and it weighs about 6kgs.

D&A have it down as either a draft by Poli or by Mario Pinzoni. My guess is that is actually Pinzoni and not Poli. The label is same shape as the SVdA label and it reads Sculture *something* Murano S.p.A, Made In Italy at the bottom. I can't make out the writing in the middle or the picture. There is a SAM in a box underneath this. Has anyone else seen this label before or have a piece with a similar label? Do you think it is a Pinzoni or a Poli piece?


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 05:25:12 AM »
Some more pics...Sorry about the label pic...the best i can do at the moment...i took about 20 shots and this was the best for now...although here is the link to the auction with a better shot of the label...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390302300279


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 12:41:25 PM »
Very impressive piece!
My best guess regarding the label would be "Sculture Artistiche Murano S.n.A"

Michael


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 09:24:04 PM »
You could be right rocco but it is S.p.A. If only I could read whats in the middle. Will need a bigger magnifying glass I think...Dimensions are 9.5cm high and 25.5cm in diameter...


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 10:10:36 PM »
I've had a huge one of these in clear glass (sans label), and still have a smaller oval-shaped one in cased blue with a common-or-garden Seguso label that's the same shield-shape as yours.

So I'd be interested in the designer too.  :)


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 10:55:22 PM »
Do you have pics of the clear one pinkspoons???

I have seen a yellow like this with the same label. It was gorgeous as but didn't buy it...


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 01:49:32 AM »
  Thats Super Kane!!  Looks like a piece of Ice...  :thup:
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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 10:29:27 AM »
I sold it before I had chance to photograph it. It arrived the day before a fair, and I sold it the first day there.

Great for business, terrible for posterity!  ;D


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 02:48:46 AM »
 :thud: LOL...oh well. I will try to locate the Poli one in the next week or 2. They are definitely different bowls after handling this one.


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Re: Sommerso Bowl...Poli or Pinzoni???...
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 01:54:42 PM »
Update

According to Heiremans great book:

the water optic ("resina a corteccia") range was designed by Mario Pinzoni around 1966.

Michael

 

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