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Author Topic: Good Heavens! Bubble bud vase reaches new heights - Venini bubble bud vase  (Read 2016 times)

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Couldn't quite believe my eyes!  :shock:   :shock:

This is the second time I have seen this vase listed on ebay, it failed to reach reserve first time.  I'd put in a very modest bid as it looked a bit crooked to me.  So this time I raised my bid, but stopped after I still failed to reach the reserve.  It finally sold today for $175! (about £100).
Have I missed something here??

Item number: 7390578083

edited to provide link.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7390578083&ssPageName=ADME:B:ONA:UK:31

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 11:29:05 PM »
Pat,

Assuming the label is meant to be there, Venini is one of the top Murano glass companies. This would account for the interest.

I have to agree though this seems a lot of money. I don't know if this was something they made a lot of.

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Hmmmm?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006, 11:33:55 PM »
Is the name of the winning bidder significant ("thelooter")?
We have a few like that here on NZ Trademe, you wonder if it is bidder frenzy or they know something that you don't. :P
When you own a new hammer, everything looks like a nail??
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Good Heavens! Bubble bud vase reaches new heights
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006, 11:42:01 PM »
Now if only all my bud vases were worth that much..... :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 07:46:04 AM »
I think maybe I can throw some light on this one. The buyer is a specialist Venini collector with whom I have dealt in the past. These vases only had a very short production life at Venini and to find a signed one or one with original label is not that common, also far more are found in red than green, so for a collector who wants one, the price isn't that daft.
Hope this helps.
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Good Heavens! Bubble bud vase reaches new heights
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006, 09:23:35 AM »
Thankyou all for your comments.  The label did look genuine to me and I knew that Venini was sought after, but I had no idea that it would be worth that much.  That is what is so great about this board, thanks! :)

 

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