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Author Topic: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature? ID = Jean-Pierre Cinquilli  (Read 158 times)

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Offline chasdevlin

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Hi
Of all the glass I've bought over the last year, this looks the most beautiful so I'd love to try and identify a maker.
It has swirly shades of pink with gold leaf. It has a white opaline inner casing and is cased. The décor reminds me of an IoW pattern, but I haven't id'ed it yet.
It is 6.5 inches/16 cms high.
It does have a signature which I've tried to highlight using the flour trick (bit messy! I'll use talc next time  :)). I thought it might be Luigisomething, looks Italian anyway. I'm presuming Murano for now, but I'd love to hear any ideas as it's a lovely piece.
Thanks.

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Re: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:55:52 PM »
Incidentally I now think it may read Cuiquilli. I have found a couple of links to an art glass vase (in a very different style) that's been auctioned in the US, a rather stunning lamp being auctioned in Warsaw and a paperweight with a very similar signature being sold in Australia - so their work certainly travels! But I can find no info at all on this mysterious person.
 It's odd that they should be this obscure given the quality of the work. I rather think the other links may have misread the name in the same way as me as google doesn't even turn up anyone with this surname.

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Re: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 01:31:07 PM »
The references you mention are all that I can find as well chasdevlin. 
The pieces mentioned look good, and your little vase is very nicely made.... I will keep looking and see if I can find any reference elsewhere. :)
Rosie.

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Re: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 06:40:33 PM »
But I can find no info at all on this mysterious person.


Try Jean-Pierre Cinquilli.

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Re: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 06:46:48 PM »
That's two signatures this week (or so) Anne. Well done!!

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Re: Large pink vase with gold leaf. Mystery signature?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »
Try Jean-Pierre Cinquilli.

Many thanks Anne -that's made me very happy. I feel privileged to own such a piece.
Interestingly, some of the pieces I've found are attributed to both him and his son Samuel, I'm not quite sure how that works.

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I read that it's a family business but I don't know whether they use different signatures or they just sign their pieces for the 'House of Cinquilli' , if that makes sense.

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There does also appear to be a little squiggle sometimes that might be the actual signature rather than the company name

 

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