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Offline burch690

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« on: April 22, 2006, 09:49:34 AM »
Hi

I have this stunning piece of what I believe to be 70's venini glass. Does anyone have any idear as to the designer, etc. It is 12"(30cm) accross, a vivid blue, with remnants of the venini sticker from the early 70's, on the bottom it is signed(enscribed) Venini Italia.

http://i3.tinypic.com/w6rpq9.jpg

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Patrick


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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 06:18:27 PM »
Can you post a photo of the signature?


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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 08:31:49 AM »
Thanks for the mail, I am unable to get a picture of the signature, it is quite clear but my camera is not quite up to it. Any idears as to the designer?


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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 08:40:44 AM »
I have not been able to find anything similar. I am going on the label and the engraved signature(like handwriting). Easy to read but not so for my camera.
Any suggestions or information appreciated


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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 10:39:30 AM »
If you take a picture at an angle with light reflecting from the signature area and from the closest distance you can do and keep it in focus, you should get something useable. Do not compress the image, if you cannot manipulate the picture yourself, mail it to me and I will enhance it for you.

There are a lot of fake signatures out there, one eBay seller used to specialise in this 'art'and produced hundred of such signatures. Generally people here can only tell if the signature is genuine from a picture.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 03:44:43 PM »
Thanks for the info, I will give the picture another go.


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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 05:08:47 PM »
Nothing anything at all like this item in the Venini catalogue raisonne, and if it is a genuine later engraved signature then it would be surprising not to have a date with it. Having collected Venini for a number of years now, this does not look right to me at all.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2006, 02:33:21 PM »
Thanks for the reply Chuggy, understandibly much scepticism about but curiosity drive us on. Still struggling with image of signature, but will post when done.

Patrick


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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 05:07:47 PM »
Any luck with picture yet Patrick?
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