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Offline gios

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UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:40:45 PM »
THIS IS A 10.5 INCH HEAVY  VASE SIGNED  SILVANO SIGNORETTO BOUGHT  ON  EBAY

? IS IT THE REAL MCCOY

I SENT AN E MAIL TO SS WEB SITE BUT NO RESPONSE


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Re: UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 08:04:30 AM »
Very doubtful. Signoretto is a master glassblower - this vase is a simple form with a surface decoration mostly found on Roumanian glass, and no particular glass skills come into play.  I also douibt if anyone from Murano would sign 'Murano, Venezia'

What do other members say, I wonder


Incidentally, please try not to use allcaps which is the internet vrsion f shouting :-)

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Re: UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 11:55:03 AM »
Thank you for  the response and sorry about the allcaps [I used them so I could read my own writing better]


I can only add that the seller indicated the piece was bought from an estate auction in Pennsylvania and the provenance was of having been bought by the owners in Venice itself


I am surprised  to how heavy it is


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Re: UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 12:30:05 PM »
It was my post on that board as well

Then I found this thread and was looking for further input


BTW, as a practicing  pulmonologist i found the article about the  sputum collection glass piece very interesting

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis has been a very resilient nasty pest throughout the ages and has had a strong comeback with superresitance to  usual antibacterial agents


I also remeber nebulizer solution containers  for asthma attacks being of slender  bulbous glass shape when I was treated as a child in the early 60's

The same with hypodermic syringes etc; everything turned into plastic

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Re: UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011, 02:12:02 PM »

Had to look up nebulizer and found this image for you.
http://industrialanatomy.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/979/
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Re: UNUSUAL VASE SIGNE SILVANO SIGNORETTO
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 04:38:41 PM »
Interesting that the photos of the signature are right at the bottom of the page. I wonder why?

BTW, as a practicing  pulmonologist i found the article about the  sputum collection glass piece very interesting

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis has been a very resilient nasty pest throughout the ages and has had a strong comeback with superresitance to  usual antibacterial agents
Ivo's book is very revealing if the subject interests you.

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The same with hypodermic syringes etc; everything turned into plastic

Very true. This also features in my own research into Chance Bothers - they developed the very first all-glass, interchangeable syringe in 1947/8.

(Not quite :hj: as I'm still talking glass here! ;D )
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