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Author Topic: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID  (Read 234 times)

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Offline SAWIVI

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Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« on: October 24, 2017, 01:04:58 PM »
Hi, is this an Ermanno Toso vase for Fratelli Toso? 26,5 cm

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Re: Ermanno Toso Vase?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 01:07:27 PM »
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Re: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 01:33:01 PM »
Everything looks absolutely right so I would say yes. Stunning vase, very very nice.

Does it have a satin finish?

John

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Re: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 01:45:06 PM »
No, it hasn't a satin finish... that's the reason why i'm not sure if it's a real Ermanno Toso vase

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Re: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 01:55:19 PM »
Not all of the vases produced around that time were acid washed, I would be happy if it was mine!

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Re: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 02:05:29 PM »
I didn't knew that, I only saw satin finish vases. Many thanks for your help!

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Re: Ermanno Toso Murrine Vase for Fratelli Toso? Murano ID
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 02:43:00 PM »
Lovely vase.
I saw it when it was for sale, was very tempted (as the prize was nice, too), and did quite a bit of research.
My conclusion was different, though...

To me it doesn't look right for a Ermanno Toso vase, comparing it to the pieces found online and to the pictures in the Fratelli Toso book.
First, the whole thing looks a bit too massive.
Second, the pinwheel murrine in Ermanno Toso vases never seem to have 14 arms like the ones in this piece. I compared it to dozens.
And third, most important, the construction looks totally different to me: while in the "real" pieces the pinwheel murrine are placed next to the yellow murrine, in this vase they seem to be layed on top of the yellow murrine layer.

I certainly do not know if these differences are enough to discount Fratelli Toso as the maker, but I decided that they were to me. I may be wrong ;)

Michael

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