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Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« on: October 30, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »
I'm in shock.  I've never before bought anything I could identify so quickly or definitely. I just decided to trawl Gardner and Barr just in case...and there it was.  Sadly it has damage but honestly I don't care.  I have only one other piece of Venetian Glass and now this one (hope the link works).  The eyes are the same as well, black on milk glass so apparently it is an early piece.  I'm so excited, can't wait for it to arrive.  I'll post pics when it does.
http://www.gardnerandbarr.com/home1.html?gallery

oops the link doesn't work but if you wish to scroll through it's about half way through and called as per the title. 
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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 10:42:04 PM »
Looking forward to some photos m.

The gallery has just provided a clue to one of my bits too.  ;D

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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 11:32:28 PM »
I'm just looking forward to seeing it in real life to see whether or not it is for real and not reproduction.  The only other example I can find is on the Gardner and Barr site and they reference one in the catalogue.  I've not managed to find a single other example.  I can post current pictures but they aren't that great and I''d rather wait til it arrives and I can see for myself.
It has damage and repaired damage so I'm keeping fingers crossed ;D
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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 09:12:22 AM »
pics with their permission
I will post some more when I collect it.
I think (hope) there is a good chance it is original and it will be lovely to hold it and see the thickness of the glass etc. despite the damage  :)
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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 01:59:30 PM »
I saw that and thought about bidding but the phone bill is due and I gave in to common sense,although this is rare,I wondered if it was Salviati,the foot and colour remind me of my tiny vase,id'd as one of 'his' ;D well the colour might be a bit different ::) ;D ;D


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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 03:48:07 PM »
thanks Keith. That's a very sweet piece.  The one I've bought is 9" high I think.  Really looking forward to seeing it now.
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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 03:06:20 PM »
Well it's arrived and I feel pretty sure it's an original Salviati piece.  It's been through the wars but the dolphins faces are mostly ok and the serpents face is fine along with tongue! - hopefully a great reference piece.  It measures 9 3/4" tall and 3 3/4" at widest point v. the G&Barr 10", there are slight differences in the execution of the Dolphins tails for example and the windy way the handle is applied but I think these are creative execution differences and acceptable.  Otherwise I'm fairly confident this is an original piece.  Thoughts anyone?
  The eyes on the dolphins look black on one of them but on the other two are very dark ruby/amethyst.  The handle is fantastic in the Vetro a retorti as per the Gardner and Barr example - beautiful.
Weighs 450grms or 16oz. 
Does it look and sound right?
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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 03:10:05 PM »
more pics


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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 03:11:38 PM »
Wish I had bid on it now ::) ;D ;D looks great ;D


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Re: Salviati serpent and dolphins pitcher 1866-1872 -
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 03:17:35 PM »
thank you  ;D - I'm glad you didn't bid of course  :D
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