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Offline ardy

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Hi All, I grabbed this cheaply as it had been around twice on ebay and nobody seemed interested in it.  I think it is opalescent rather than Alabaster.

It seems too big (30cm [12"]) and weighs 1.1kg or 2lb 7ozs to be an ashtray bowl. The centre is too small for a normal bowl. It came with another piece that I did not buy, that's a common AS piece.

Interested if anyone has seen this form and if it is indeed AS.
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Offline Nemmie

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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 07:14:11 AM »
I always thought these types of shapes were meant to be decorative table centrepieces.

They certainly fill that role well.
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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 07:24:40 AM »
The shape reminds me of some Fratelli Toso bowls I've seen, I couldn't say for sure though.  I think some of them were meant to be big fancy ashtrays, but they do make great centrepieces!


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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
I used to have two of those - one in a lovely pale green and the other a pale pnk.  No photos unfortunately.  Would have bought them in the early 80s.

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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 01:34:14 AM »
Hi Ross did you ID them if so who made them?
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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 05:18:10 AM »
unfortunately, no, Ardy I was too ignorant to try and neither had stickers as afr as I can remember.  I merely commented so you had an idea of age.

Ross
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Re: Archimede Seguso - never seen one before nor know what its use is
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 02:34:44 AM »
My first guess would be Fratelli Toso, too. They did big things like this. I've also seen the unusual yellow color in some of their pieces. I had one of their vases with this color glass before. I can't remember now if it glowed orange under black light. I am thinking that it didn't. If you have a black light, maybe you can try it.
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