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Author Topic: Light weight Iridised & enamelled Vase with classical Scenes - Repro / Replica?  (Read 802 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Posting this for a friend who was trying to find out a little bit more information. Please excuse the photo quality they are taken from a camera phone.

Very light weight vase, at a guess would weigh less than 200g with iridescent finish to the glass. Decorated with enamelled classical scenes. Measures approx 4 inches tall.

Apparently it has some age, although on close inspection doesn't show much wear and tear to the foot or enamelling. My initial thoughts were that it was possibly a replica or reproduction, although not completely sure, so would welcome any other views/suggestions, again apologise for the picture quality.
Many thanks,
Greg


Offline johnphilip

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Hi no reason why it should have wear not a thing that would be used often , probably kept in cabinet , you also said its light .


Offline Greg.

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Thanks for taking a look JP. From memory I think it may well have been in a cabinet at some point, although always a little cautious of third hand provenance.

The glass is very thin as well as light, it initially, reminded my of some more recent, middle eastern repro type vases that surface now and again, perhaps this can be ruled out..?

Any thoughts on dates and area of production most welcome.

Thanks
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Offline flying free

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can you get some clearer and close up pics - they are all blurry when you enlarge them and I'd love to see it more clearly.
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The shape suggest it may have had a lid and the decoration technique suggests it is not old. I'd guess 1970s Italy - but I must admit I have never seen this decoration before. How is the underside finished?
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Offline Greg.

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Thanks for both taking a look. I'll try to get hold of a few better quality pictures with a digital camera, although will be a few days before I see the vases owner again. Thanks for looking in the mean time, I appreciate the photo quality is a little poor, camera phones are never great for these things!

In terms of the base, I did take a picture, although again the picture is unfortunately blurry, I have attached it just in case it may be of use. The underside is also iridised like the main body and has a couple of very small rough points, where the pontil has been snapped.

The enamelled scenes from memory although not bad quality were perhaps a little loosely executed, in terms of the finer detail. The enamelling was also fairly thickly applied and clearly stands proud of the main body.

I will update with a few further pics, as soon as possible.

Many thanks


Offline Greg.

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Here are a handful of the better quality pictures, which I hope are more useful.....


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That horse needs to go on a diet and no random whispy draperies! Interesting that it's enamelled post-iridising. I would go with old


Offline Greg.

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Thanks Christine, I did think the horse was rather low to the ground :)

In terms of speculating on age, would think around 1900 or earlier in date..?


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ROFL   ;D sorry Greg but that horse actually looks like it is collapsing under the weight of it's rider  ;D
I'll have a proper look in a mo, but I LIKE IT a lot.  Very pretty.  Lovely enamelling.
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