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Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« on: January 11, 2013, 10:47:38 PM »
Hello all,

To be honest, I'm not really sure this is Murano but it has many characteristics that point in that direction.

It stands 9 cm H and 11 cm W. Very thick walled and heavy for it's size. It has a ground pontal that shows a fair amount of age.

I can't say I have ever seen a piece of Murano glass with gold foil geometric shapes and a black figurative or abstract design on pulegoso technique. Although I have come learn that the little island of Murano is full of surprises!

Any help with this would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

rob


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 12:55:15 PM »
Rob, what a beautiful piece.
With that abstract decoration I thought of Beranek pulegoso from the 1940s first (like >> this one), but I have never seen a piece with gold by them, neither does the shape fit.

So rather Murano?

Michael


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 03:45:34 PM »
Thanks for responding Michael.

I can see the similarities in the pulegoso technique and I was also thinking this piece could be from the 30's or 40's.

Something I noticed this morning while taking more photo's of it is that the glass that encases the pulegoso is a champagne coloured and not transparent with fine gold dust as I first thought.

It's a great little piece and I'm hoping that there is someone here who has some definite information on it.

Very nice collection you have Michael. Not at all jealous!


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 04:30:03 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, Rob -- my small Murano collection can't compete with yours ;)
Sorry I can not be of more help regarding your nice bowl...

Michael


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 07:13:02 PM »
I would have to say that it reminds me more of Beranek than Italian also....  Likely 40's if it is..... 
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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 07:19:46 PM »
Looks very non Czech to me, the gold leaf decor looks more 1970's-1980's to me, never seen it on a Czech piece of glass, Italian perhaps? Can any collectors recall any pre-1960 usage of thin square sheets of gold? Was it pioneered in Murano?

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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 07:41:32 PM »
I think Salviati was using gold leaf c1900.

John


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 08:04:03 PM »
In this square, floating applied style? That seems early but I did think it Italian somehow... more commonly today, I see it in modern use, it seemed to have a big revival in the 1980's...


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 08:12:20 PM »
Mmm, not in isolated pieces like this.


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Re: Pulegoso bowl with gold foil
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 09:21:23 PM »
When I first saw the piece I thought of Franz Klines 1940's abstract expressionism paintings. http://accorsinotes.tumblr.com/post/6670033375/accorsi-kline

I also thought the shape represented the 40's pretty well but am basing my opinion purely from an aesthetic awareness rather than a knowledge of glass.

Not sure this will help but I think photo is much better than the one I originally posted.

Thanks again for your valued input.

rob

 



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