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Offline davidfish1212

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Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« on: August 05, 2012, 03:29:10 PM »
Hi All,
I bought this vase yesterday because of its 70's mustard yellow colour, and I initially thought it would be a Scandinavian vase. It has a white interior, cased in the outer coloured glass. The base ' pedestal ' has been added to the bottom, it looks like glass has been trailed round and then flattened to give a nice flat base. It is marked to the base with ' ?? italia 81 ' I think, but I cant read the first bit. Is there any one on the board that can guide me in the right direction ( as usual!! ) Its a large vase at 11" tall and approx 5" across.
Cheers, David.


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 03:44:11 PM »
The first word seems to be "venini" 8)

Michael


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 04:16:00 PM »
Michael, thanks, I wouldn't have got that  ???  but I don't really follow Italian glass as a rule. I will now start googling for further info. It's a nice vase!

Cheers, David


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 08:25:04 AM »
Thanks again Michael, after a few hours googling, I have come to the conclusion that I may have THE MOST BORING bit of Venini glass they have ever produced. They have made some amazing glass, kinda takes the shine off my vase now!!

Cheers, David


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 10:24:39 AM »
I thought that at first too, except I don't remember seeing a foot constructed like that before - a sort of trailed ring. Does anyone know if this type of foot has a name?

The shape is quite subtle and the mustard colour with the black is interesting, it has grown on me.  Are you thinking of chucking it out? ;D

Need a date for it now.

John


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 10:56:51 AM »
John, I wont chuck it yet....but one day maybe!!  The number on the base reads 81 ( maybe 01 )  I thought that maybe that was when it was made, I dont think its terribly old and google images chucked up a couple of sites selling them new, but the range shown didnt have the mustard colour listed and I'm not sure the foot is exactly the same.

http://www.yoox.com/item/dept/venini_sp/tskay/3FD17CD7/cod10/58007545DO

Thanks for the help and interest

Cheers, David


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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 12:50:52 PM »
Could the second word be Atelier?  That would suggest a sort of workshop rather than a normal production company.

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Re: Help with unknown marks to Italian Vase?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 01:25:58 PM »
Venini Italia 81 is short for who made it, where it was made and when it was made. It is a well known vase - I think they are still in production.
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