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Author Topic: Cenedese Aquarium block?  (Read 1980 times)

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Offline Glasshound

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Cenedese Aquarium block?
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:46:24 AM »
Hi Folks,

  I'm not really an expert in this area of glass and would appreciate some input. It's 9 inches wide by 5 inches. I also have the original wooden light base...

any comments would be appreciated  :D



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Offline Laura Friedman

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Cenedese Aquarium block?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 03:49:32 PM »
From what I understand, these blocks were designed by Alfredo Barbini while at Cenedese.  But as nothing in Murano is that clear-cut, I've seen very similar blocks with salviati labels. Fratelli Toso also did fishy things, but the fish lack the detail that you see in this block.

I think Cenedese is a very fair attribution. The piece is definitely mid-20th Century, as the quality is very high.

Nice piece!


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Cenedese Aquarium block?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 04:19:51 AM »
I want it!!!  :)
Great piece! .... I do agree with Laura.... I think this is a Barbini designed piece because of the weird looking shapes of the fish. I have a few Toso pieces too, and they are not as wymsical.
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