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Author Topic: Battuto Cut Blue and Amber Leaf shape bowl - Poss Murano or Scandinavian ..?  (Read 260 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Would welcome any thoughts on this shallow amber and blue clear cased bowl.

Tear drop or leaf like in form with a detailed battuto type cutting to the underside. The base has been polished completely smooth and has lots of age related wear.

Length: 9.5 inches
Width: 6.25 inches
Weight: 2013 grams (very heavy for size)

Originally described as Swedish, although perhaps has more Murano characteristics, in terms of the cutting and colours. - All suggestions welcome.

Greg


Offline glassobsessed

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I would have assumed Murano too Greg - also due to the bright colours and battuto. It looks high quality - so many cuts per square inch...

John


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Many thanks for taking a look John.

The cutting on the reverse is stunning, it would be nice to hopefully attribute a maker over time.

I noticed earlier there are actually two subtly different bands to the amber and also to the blue. A little difficult to see from the photos, you can just about see it on the previous overhead view.

Greg



Offline chopin-liszt

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I'm clueless, but it's scrumptious. I would suspect Murano myself, on the grounds of the quality and subtlety...
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline Greg.

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Thanks for taking a look Sue, more thoughts the merrier  :)

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What a lovely piece. It looks like older (50's/60's) Murano to me, as precise cutting like that would cost a fortune now. 

David
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Offline Greg.

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Thank you David. Quite a labour intensive process I would imagine. :)

Offline chopin-liszt

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I keep coming back hoping we've got somewhere with an id!
There is something a bit '50s-ish about it, but that's just an impression/gut thing.

I suppose the important thing is that you have it and can admire and really appreciate it, Greg. It is a superb thing and it has found a good home. :)
An id might come along sometime.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline Greg.

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Hi Sue - I think around late 50s would be a good estimation as to the age, the appearance of the base wear would also seem to correlate.

The shape has a nice organic feel, I also like the way the cutting to the reverse is visible through the amber from above, which adds another dimension.

I have been doing a little bit of digging here and there, although no luck in attributing a specific name to date. Would be nice to establish a maker overtime, however, the quality certainly seems to shine through regardless.  :)

Offline chopin-liszt

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Have you started with Cenedese?
I normally find Cenedese screams; "Quality" at me in the way this piece does.

(but I got completely taken in by a da Ros uranium bear - which I immediately assumed was a Chinese bear-bile shop window display ornament. :-[ )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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