Author Topic: Show and tell - Caithness new buys - Franco Toffolo Stardust no 48 of 50  (Read 727 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jakgene

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 719
  • Gender: Female
  • Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
    • Mid 20 Century glass
    • Australia
a limited edition no 48 of 50. by Franco Toffolo.
Still in its original box - which is the blue leatherette type - lined with white, so I am not sure of when this was made. It still had some point of sale materials in the box, undated, but one of them shows the tartan twist vase range - so 1996 I think as it shows the topaz tartan twist. Does anyone know when the packaging changed from the Blue leatherette to the white Cardboard? Frank do you know please ???

It is 12 inches or 30 cm tall, and weighs over 2kg - more than my kitchen scales can measure.

The blue is a dark sky blue - and the gold sparkle is amazing. Interior cased with white.

I like it!  ;D

jakgene
Western Australia
Mid 20 Century Glass
British Glass, Scandinavian Glass, Murano Glass,
Paperweights. (and anything gorgeous!)


Offline jakgene

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 719
  • Gender: Female
  • Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
    • Mid 20 Century glass
    • Australia
Box and POS material

JAK
jakgene
Western Australia
Mid 20 Century Glass
British Glass, Scandinavian Glass, Murano Glass,
Paperweights. (and anything gorgeous!)


Offline chopin-liszt

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8231
Verrrrry hinterestink!

This style of vase - masses of copper aventurine on a mottled coloured background, pulled into spirals was also the style of stuff he was making a lot while working with John Deacons and Willie Manson in his recent retirement years - he also made a lot of Vasart-style Tulip lamps in this exhuberant style - I had been under the impression it was a "diversion" into Ysart-style glass he'd been getting into - I hadn't realised this was also a Caithness style!

I imagine yours, as a limited Edition Caithness piece, is rather unusual, but pieces like this may well turn up - but not marked as Caithness and not of a Caithness origin.
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9379
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
No idea on box changes, might have more data in backlog... (sorry)
Frank A.
Please help preserve glass web-sites for posterity by donating to The Glass Study Association a non-profit organisation.
Scotland's Glass - Ysart Glass
Glass Zoo - Glass Study.COM
Commercial Czech


Offline jakgene

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 719
  • Gender: Female
  • Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
    • Mid 20 Century glass
    • Australia
Thanks Sue and Frank

Sue - interesting to know he has made others in this "style" (if that is the word). I'm afraid I know very little about him - only what I have learned from Scotland's Glass and Google since buying this vase.

Frank do you want more photos to add to the backlog?

JAK
jakgene
Western Australia
Mid 20 Century Glass
British Glass, Scandinavian Glass, Murano Glass,
Paperweights. (and anything gorgeous!)


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9379
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
Not at the moment, the sheer number is approaching chaos, I am still struggling to winter-proof the house and August is nearly done....
Frank A.
Please help preserve glass web-sites for posterity by donating to The Glass Study Association a non-profit organisation.
Scotland's Glass - Ysart Glass
Glass Zoo - Glass Study.COM
Commercial Czech


Offline jakgene

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 719
  • Gender: Female
  • Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby
    • Mid 20 Century glass
    • Australia
No worries Frank - hope the chaos subsides soon  ;D

If there is anything that I can do to help with the backlog I'd be happy to try -  JAK
jakgene
Western Australia
Mid 20 Century Glass
British Glass, Scandinavian Glass, Murano Glass,
Paperweights. (and anything gorgeous!)


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9379
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
Not much sign of that. I am trying to think about your offer and am sure there is a way... will contact you by email
Frank A.
Please help preserve glass web-sites for posterity by donating to The Glass Study Association a non-profit organisation.
Scotland's Glass - Ysart Glass
Glass Zoo - Glass Study.COM
Commercial Czech


 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com