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Offline suzi99

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Help Need to Identify Signiature Please Salviati?
« on: March 31, 2006, 08:28:32 AM »
Hello I bought this lovely tray at an estate auction the other day & it looks to me like the signiature says Murano then Sa..... & I'm not sure of the rest.  I was thinking maybe Salviati? I was hoping someone here could help me with this.  The signiature is etched as you can feel it when you run your finger over it, however the decorative Roman scene is done under glass & over a mirror, so in effect it is a mirrored tray, which makes it very hard to photograph.  Anyway any help would be appreciated thanks.  I also have a small bowl which I was thinking could be Salviati although it is unsigned and as I got these from the same estate well I have no idea, you guys are the experts:-)
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 05:47:04 PM »
Definitely NOT Salviati, perhaps a decorator firm? It is not a likely item to be signed - the motif is far from original.
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Hi Ivo
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 08:31:21 PM »
Do you think the tray is a Murano tray?  I wasn't expecting to be so lucky for it to be the signature of Salviati:-) However you can feel the signiature if you run you finger over it so it's on the outside of the glass, with  the motif being underneath. Any ideas of where it would come from?

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 10:06:31 AM »
It's quite possible that the glass comes from Murano but the engraving may have been done elsewhere. Ditto the assembly of the the tray.
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Thank you
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 10:16:03 AM »
Thanks Peter it's just I want to sell it as it's not my cup of tea :-) and don't want to wrongly advertise or mislead anyone - so thank you for your expertise

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2006, 12:11:42 PM »
For sales purposes it might be better described as Venetian and listed under "Applied Arts" rather than glass.

Other keywords Venise, Venezzia and finally Murano
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 12:29:31 PM »
The lady and her lover would probably be best described as wearing 18th century costume

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 01:11:21 PM »
I suggest marketing it as  a Colonial Courting Couple Vanity Perfume Tray.

There are collectors of anything with the Colonial Couple aka Courting Couple decorations.  

There was a popular series of decals used by many different American dinnerware companies like this one

http://www.grayhorseglass.com/items/115128/item115128store.html#item

And I have a little trinket box or powder jar of the same genre

http://www.grayhorseglass.com/items/473849/item473849store.html#item

The boudoir lamps with the Colonial Couple figurines are also very popular.

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Thanks Connie
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 10:27:01 PM »
Thanks Connie. What a great idea. Thank you so much I would have never thought of that probably as I've never heard of Colonial Couple.  Thanks again.

 

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