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Offline fredethel

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Gold Aventurine vase Is it Murano?
« on: March 28, 2006, 12:21:37 AM »
I am trying to find an ID for this 8 1/2 inch vase. Can anyone help?
It has pinched sides & the pontil is polished.






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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 05:16:36 AM »
wow! My guess is Murano circa 1900 - but wait for Laura, Chuggy or Svazzo to confirm...
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Gold Aventurine vase Is it Murano?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 06:33:23 AM »
Is the gold within the glass or an iridescent finish, difficult to be sure from pictures.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 12:24:14 PM »
The gold is within the glass. Not just a finish. Thanks!


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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 05:44:26 PM »
I thought I would post a photo showing how thick the glass is at the neck. Hope this helps. Thanks!




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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 07:21:10 PM »
It has all the looks of Murano from first quarter of 20th century, but devils own job to pin it down, I can't find anything like this shape from the period, only later interpretations. My best guess is Francesco Ferro & Figlio so might be worth trying them on Google and seeing what it throws up.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 08:38:07 PM »
Thank you! I will do that.


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 05:28:15 PM »
It also just might be Barovier and Toso from the late 1920's, but I've not seen enough of the bases of these pieces to be sure on that front.
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Gold Aventurine vase Is it Murano?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 07:11:20 PM »
Conterie & Cristallerie experimented with sparkling forms like these in the mid 1950s (Poli, Pagan).

I only have photos of similar shapes. It's really just another company to think about.

Barovier & Toso is also looking good as Paul says (1920s through to 1950s) – they made glass with micro bubbles and aventurine in forms such as this – I am looking at a book right now and some are quite organic and lopsided.


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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006, 07:47:59 PM »
I think this is going to require a trip to the Main Library.

My books on glass are few, to say the least!

One of the posters on the eBay Glass Board has also suggested 1950s.

Thank you again,

Demaris

 

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