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Offline jotz34

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1950's Murano "Grand Prize" Brussels Vase
« on: May 01, 2006, 03:03:40 PM »
Hi, this vase measures about 6.75 inches tall and is a purplish color with a green that appears to have a vaseline glass glow. The sticker reads "Murano, Grand Prize, Genuine Venetian Glass, World's Fair, Brussels". Can anyone suggest some possible artists?
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http://i1.tinypic.com/wvzm1d.jpg
http://i2.tinypic.com/wvznmo.jpg
Jean, Silver Spring, MD USA


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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006, 04:49:32 PM »
Nice piece of quality sommerso, almost certainly Seguso Vetri d'Arte and designed by Flavio Poli as they were a major exhibitor at this event and I've had pieces with both this label and the company labels as well.
Paul
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 12:40:31 AM »
What style.  Really stunning piece!  What's also nice is that it appears to be in perfect condition.  If it makes its way to eBay, I'll be sure to place a bid or two.
Charles.


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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 01:11:12 AM »
Thanks to all for the responses so far. From what I have seen on internet sites it does appear to be Poli as you suggested. It does have a very small "flea bite" at base which is on the clear part of the glass and is only seen at certain angles - but for $3.00 I won't complain.
Jean, Silver Spring, MD USA


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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 02:27:08 PM »
How interesting - I also have a piece from the Brussels fair in 1958 - a picture of my vase and a closeup of the label are below.  I bought this a few months ago not knowing that my mother had attended the fair as a young woman with her parents - coincidence eh?  Anyway, Peter is this the type of green one you mentioned earlier in this thread?

http://tinypic.com/x1mz44.jpg
http://tinypic.com/x1mxl3.jpg

I originally bought it to sell on in my eBay shop but haven't been able to part with it yet - it's such a nice piece and I paid a reasonable sum for it (for me anyway!).


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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 03:18:02 PM »
Hi Pip
Thanks for posting - very interesting piece. The colors in your pic are pretty clear but I can't tell for sure if either the casing or inner layers of your are uranium or not.
I suspect not but do you have a blacklight to test it ?

The other item (that Chuugy and I were debating) which, like jotz34's item, does have a uranium casing layer is shown in this topic http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,5188.0.html

jotz34 Please may we know your firstname or nickname - it's more friendly and I'm sure, more memorable ! Thanks
Pete


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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 06:09:40 PM »
Hi, My daughter has a black light pen from The Spy Museum around here somewhere. I will track it down and add a couple pics in a bit. Thanks to all.
Jean
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 06:31:58 PM »
Pip I think your piece is also Seguso Vetri d'Arte and by Poli, any more while we're on a roll.
Paul
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006, 08:13:47 PM »
excellent  :D  - ty Paul for the confirmation - mine was abit more expensive than Jean's (who said she paid $3 - nice one Jean!) but still one of my better buys I reckon).


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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 12:43:42 AM »
Sorry, my name is Jean. Thanks for all the help and comments. Tinypics.com seems to be down right now so I will add the photos I took as soon as it is back up.
Jean
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