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« on: February 10, 2006, 04:27:35 AM »
OK..I know that this is Italian but can anybody help me out with the maker and the approximate age?...Thank You!   :D

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 09:28:41 PM »
Is the base actually pink, or is that a trick of the light?
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2006, 11:21:28 PM »
Nice piece.

But do Italian ladies really have such "strong" arms and hands in comparison to their deliciously delicate feet, body and head? Hmmmmm. :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 01:10:44 AM »
Hi KevH,
Just how long do you think she has been holding those 2 holders in her hands? She's bound to show some muscles, lol.

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006, 12:55:16 AM »
Hi

My local dealer has two such ladies / candelabra with marks for ‘Barovier & Toso’ (and a Venetian importer label) – cracked at base and still too expensive.

They were quite famous for making this type of figure, although a use of yellow and red with a sparing use of aventurine is more typical. I have never seen a Toso figure with the deep copper aventurine yours has, also the base seems it has been painted with a matt brassy colour to match the bodice.

I think it is after ‘Toso’ and not that old in date.

This is just my opinion of course :?  :P  :?

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006, 01:48:56 AM »
the face looks like it could be Franco Toffolo piece
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006, 12:51:05 PM »
To me, it looks *SO* 1940s, photo doesn't capture bottom wear or other signs of age.  Whoever made it, are they currently manufacturing these types of forms, did they go out of production and then back in?  Is it possible it's post 1950s?  The piece looks way beyond the technical competence of the Chinese (at least as of yet)...


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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006, 04:40:51 PM »
These types of items have been made since about the 1950s and are still being made today. It can be very difficult to tell the difference between older and newer. The white molded face is very typical of contemporary work, but the rest of the figurine looks 1960s - 1970s to me.

A look through the websites offering new Murano glass is always recommended. Here are a few:
http://www.eastglass.com/figurines.htm
http://www.colleoni.com/

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2006, 12:53:03 AM »
Hi Laura,
Been meaning to thank you for those 2 links.
Everyone should really know that even more intricate and older looking figures are still being produced today. I see sooo many of this pieces as Old Venetian figures, when they are being produced so often.

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2006, 12:22:22 PM »
Franco Toffolo is making these at Deacons studio and selling these in Perth, Scotland. I saw a window full of them last August. Does anyone have a picture of one of his? He is a maestro but I doubt he adds paint if this has indeed been painted in part.
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