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Pauly & C calcedonio vase....


Hello everyone,

I recently bought this Pauly & C calcedonio vase and was wondering if anyone could help me in identifying who the actual artist was?

I believe it is from the early 20th century but haven't a clue about Pauly & C or the artist's that work under that name.

It stands 4 inches tall and about 3.5 inches wide.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



I suspect it's Francesco Ferro e Figlio, retailed under the Pauly & C. banner rather than working under it, per se. Likely 1890s onwards.

The 'NR' on the label stands for 'non ripet' - or non-repeatable - so was probably an older piece dug out of their warehouse a few decades after the fact.

Pauly came into existence in 1902. The label looks much later than that to me. Pauly did some of their on glass from 1926, but I've never seen information of who made the rest of it.//


Thanks Pinkspoons and langhaugh, that's great information.

They certainly don't make it easy do they. I'm finding it very difficult researching older pieces.

Are there any web sites or books that deal specifically with glass from the late 19th to early 20th century?


Pauly's archive did include items that predated the company's existence, though - the 2005 Sotheby's sale, The Pauly Collection of Murano Glass, illustrates a few items from the latter half of the 19th Century. Presumably, then, they bought up older stocks from factories as well as retailing contemporary lines.

That means, unfortunately, that the date of the company's formation can't necessarily be used as a baseline date for items bearing their labels.

Although, yes, the label itself is much much more recent.


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