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Green with silver overlay vase... = 1950s Italian (Venice)
« on: July 26, 2006, 01:33:19 PM »
I've googled until I've gone google eyed!  and searched all my glass books and come up with nothing that might indicate who, where and when this vase was made. I've found references to this sort of glass as being made in Italy and Bohemia. None of the Italian ones have deer or leaves on - it doesn't seem a particularly Italian design. Is it more likely to be Bohemian, or somewhere else entirely?

Vase details: 8 inches tall, 4 inches diameter across the rim. When found the silver was so dirty it was almost black, washed the glass and cleaned the silvering with Goddard's long-term silver polish and it's come up beautifully clean. Silver has a little wear to the rim and one of the deer has faded forelegs. Quite a bit of wear to outer edge of the base, and a circle in the middle which is hard to see clearly but shows up better on the photo of the base.

Can anyone help some more with this mystery please? (Whatever it is I love it, and it was a snip at £1.50!)

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2658
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2657


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 03:16:25 PM »
Italian 1950s, even if there are no gondolas on it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 03:36:26 PM »
Thank you Ivo, you're a star as ever. :) Is Italian likely to be Murano, Empoli or some other bit of Italy I've not heard of yet?


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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 05:08:17 PM »
I've got a few of these and I was thinking about selling them for around £4-5 each. I'm not sure about the ups and downs of value for these though.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture%2048050.jpg

I found the purple one impossible to clean even with silver polish but the others were fine.  :?


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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 05:26:21 PM »
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Is Italian likely to be Murano, Empoli or some other bit of Italy I've not heard of yet?


Venice or immediate surroundings, I think. It's typically a decorator firm who paints blanks and fires them; they're not the choicest pieces by a real artiste.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 07:29:53 PM »
Thanks again Ivo, Venice area suits me fine. I'm not worried if it's not a choice piece, it's just one of those things that appealed to me (and it goes with the lounge decor!)  :wink:

TC I like your vases as well... I'd have thought you'd easily get a fiver each for them - especially when polished up and shiny.


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Re: Green with silver overlay vase... = 1950s Italian (Venice)
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 06:04:40 PM »
Revisiting this topic again as I just found another example (small size) in a kingfisher blue colour with silver overlay. The silver was black and took a *lot* of cleaning to get it silver again, but the reason I picked it up (for all of 75p!) was the remains of a label on the base, which says PAULY & ... anyone care to suggest who that was and if it was a dealer / importer or something else? (I'll add pics as soon as I can find the camera!)


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Re: Green with silver overlay vase... = 1950s Italian (Venice)
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 01:07:53 AM »
I heard of that before, could it be Pauly & company?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauly_&_C._%E2%80%93_Compagnia_Venezia_Murano

Is this anything like the label here, that you have the remains of:
http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=1671
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Re: Green with silver overlay vase... = 1950s Italian (Venice)
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 01:10:20 AM »
Pauly & Co - see Wiki article (maybe most info is ok?)

Aah! Rose got there just as I was posting  :)

I know nuffink about "Kingfisher Blue" - some sort of collector-coined term for some sort of old-ish London-based glass ennit?

Is the item and colour anything like the pair below? (A gift from a friend - also blackened when I got them.)
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Re: Green with silver overlay vase... = 1950s Italian (Venice)
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 01:19:50 AM »
I actually found something  :hiclp: :hiclp: finally


Here is some more info down a bit a person might want to read.  http://www.theglass.it/tag/glass-factory/


@ KevH - I beat you by 3 minutes - LOL - but you were (as always) busy with other post and I do not know as much to add to other posts, so that is the ONLY reason I beat out.  My lack of knowledge - except finally for one here....But HEY, I am learning.  GMB is a good teacher.  TY

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