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Offline David555

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Now I know - they are Italian
« on: February 17, 2006, 01:00:22 AM »
So these are Italian after all!!

I know, you all knew that anyway, but here is irrefutable proof ref a label.

The vase is 20” in height and has a subtle spiral moulding to it, white twisting stripe.



I have seen loads of these and thought mmmm – but this has a G Hardy label on it, one I have not seen before saying ‘Italian Art Glass’ – not Venetian …



My dealer has loads of these in different colours and shapes - he has a decanter (cracked) with a different importers label on – looks like Seguso but without the apostrophes to Italy.

So knowing bit of the G Hardy history I would say this is 1960s / 70s but who by and is it Murano?

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Now I know - they are Italian
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 06:36:04 PM »
Some more vases with stripes, courtesy of my local dealer

This is my original vase with G Hardy ‘Italian Art Glass’ label in blue and gold.



Here is a group of same 20” high vases in other colour ways – same finishing to base (there is also a deep green and olive shade).



This is a decanter tall, I am sure that it is of the manufacturer – base is the same. Label to bottom in red and gold is an importer label other than G Hardy – also note the clear glass showing between spiral stripes – this along with label could indicate a different maker?



This is a cylindrical vase in olive – I think it was about 16” high.



This vase was seen on eBay I think – it is a lovely form and colour. see also http://i14.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/44/e4/96_1_b.JPG



This is a stemmed vase – over 20” – ribbed moulding




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Adam P
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Now I know - they are Italian
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 07:25:49 PM »
I would not go along with the concept that all glass with white spirals is Italian. Similar items have been made in the Zwiesel area, and I think the probability that white spiralware has been discovered by the Swedes is very high.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 09:26:19 PM »
I agree Ivo
 
There are many spiral moulded pieces with a banded white stripe that are indeed not Italian.
 
I chose the group of three coloured vases as they are identical to mine (bought from same shop). Two of these have G Hardy 'Italian Art Glass' stickers on - so I assume these are Italian, and the same maker as my piece.
 
The decanter has a red/gold made in Italy sticker to base
 
I feel the cylindrical vase in olive, and the green shaped vase are Italian as they have been seen with G hardy Italian sticker on - see  http://i14.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/44/e4/96_1_b.JPG
 
The vase with stem, I chose for the stripe, I only saw while editing it had a ribbed moulding - I am open about this one.
 
I am glad you have come in on this Ivo as you know a lot about Italian glass. The G Hardy vases with Italian label (two shapes) - and the decanter (one shape), are they likely to be an Empoli based company and which one?
 
Empoli has been suggested in the thread http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2268.0.html - the name Alrose has also come up, but some of us tend to think that is another importer of these wares.
 
Any help appreciated.
 
 
Adam P
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