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Author Topic: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas  (Read 714 times)

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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 06:53:28 PM »
Hi M,

I am familiar with the auction house first hand. They are about 3 hours south of me. They used to attend the auction I ran, and the high end auction by the same company, and purchase items to resell in their auctions.

Although I do not feel their ID's are intentionally incorrect, they regularly make fairly simple mistakes in attributing glass. I would assume they likely used the listing on ebay for theses pieces, thus identifying it as Salviati.

Funny thing is, that I believe the second item down, with the Gryphons or Dragons on them are actually most probably Salviati production which can be fairly easily identified, yet those are listed as generic Venetian.

I am also not so sure the Tiffany piece in that same search result is correct, as my experience is that Tiffany regularly signed around the pontil, even if in decor, and signed in a counter clockwise direction and not straight across a polished pontil.

I do have a friend I will ask about that piece and report back, as he is exceptional with American art glass and has a large number of Tiffany pieces.

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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 07:36:28 PM »
oh yes, I wasn't putting them up as an example of a definite id.  Just that it was a different set in the same decor. 
(they described it as 'oil spatter pattern'?? From what I can see I think it looks like silver foil/leaf  ???
I love the shape of that bowl - reminds me of a French piece.
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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 07:41:58 PM »
Yes... those are the only other examples I have seen in that decor.  I agree, the bowl is very cool....

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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 10:06:45 PM »
According to my source, the Tiffany piece in the auction link does not look quite right, and the signature is, as I figured, spurious..... 

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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 01:34:18 PM »
this bowl is attributed to Barovier - it's not identical but has gold and silver foil in clear
http://www.trocadero.com/svazzo/items/796586/en3.html

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Re: Clear Console Set with Silver Foil Bohemian or Italian? Looking for Ideas
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 02:24:13 PM »
It is the large frit covered berries that are really quite unique to this set.  This set and the O-Gallerie auction examples are the only ones I have ever seen...
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