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Offline smithy62

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Signoretti
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:57:09 PM »
Hi everyone,

Stumbled across this forum and I am hoping you may be able to help.
In 1989 my parents visited Cam Vetri D'Arte and made some huge purchases consisting of:

Huge Black Swan by Signoretti - supposedly only one in the world
2 black and white swan lights too heavy to locate name!
1 black and white swan ornament - Signoretti
1 Panda - Signoretti
1 Naked lady
1 Dog
2 gold swan ornaments (assume all ornaments are Signoretti)

Plus a collection of drinking glasses (40 in all) devalued I presume as they are etched with the family name.

Anyway, my parents have both now died and these items must be valued for the estate. I have emailed the Cam Vetri D'Arte directly but received no response. I have a local valuer coming on Monday but doubt he will have the necessary expertise in this area. I have searched all over for comparable items and auction prices which vary wildly and in some cases require subscriptions anyway. I know that insurance valuations are totally different than those for IHT and so wonder if anyone can point me in the direction of someone 'in the know' for this tricky task.

Any information/opinion all very gratefully received.

Many thanks! :)

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 04:33:58 PM »
Welcome to the forum Smithy.

You could try ringing Signoretti, their phone numbers are listed here: http://www.signoretti.it/EN/contacts.html

You have some very fine glass there by the sound of it, any chance of some photos? ;D

John

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 09:15:36 PM »
Thanks John much appreciated.
I have tried (for the last 2 hours!!) to upload some photos but it won't work. Even one by one the file is too big apparently. I'll ask a child for assistance tomorrow :)

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 09:42:28 PM »
Might have done it!

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 09:45:35 PM »
Dog has a different signature but I am wine impaired now.

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 09:48:09 PM »
Its working!!

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
What a wonderful start to my day Smithy62! 
As a collector of glass animals and birds,  I am still totally in awe of the amazing skill of these glass artists to make such beautiful accurate  interpretations of these creatures. 
I would give house room to any of your glass,  and if you can show the signature of the clear glass dog,  I will see if I recognise it for you.
Rubbing talcum powder into the signature  often helps to make it easier to photograph.
I'll pop back later on to see if you have done that.  It could be L. Zanetti or even Marcolin,  but I won't know until I see the signature.
Rosie.

When all's said and done, there's nothing left to say or do.  Roger McGough.

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 12:48:27 PM »
Hi Rosie,

Good talcum powder tip, thank yu. Turns out it reads LINEA V N. Pic won't work as laptop is in Sunday mode :)

S

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 01:08:54 PM »
Post a picture when you lap top says 'OK'... OK? 
I may recognise it better if I see it... also a full side view of the doggie and a full picture of the base all with a plain white background will help me to help you the best I can S.




Rosie.

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Re: Signoretti
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 07:01:11 PM »
Try that?? Its also engraved/etched with 'Mum and Dad 1989'

Thanks :)

 

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