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Author Topic: Rostro style vase ID?  (Read 130 times)

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Offline AndreaA1

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Rostro style vase ID?
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:20:04 PM »
Hi,

I recently picked up this rostro-style vase at a Vancouver-area thrift store. Tragically it is damaged, with one of the spikes at the top broken off. But it cost almost nothing so I thought it would be an interesting identification exercise.

What do you think? Have I located a lost Italian treasure, or a second-hand modern copy?

The pontil is ground, and it measures apx 6 1/4"h x 6 1/2"w / 16cm x 16 1/2cm. I cannot locate a signature.

I appreciate your time and input.

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Re: Rostro style vase ID?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 03:51:52 AM »
So I know I need to be patient, but everyday I sit in my office looking at this peculiar vase wondering just what the heck it is.

The Barovier photos below are reminiscent, but then I located what I believe to be one by the same maker here:

http://www.johnsalibello.com/accessories/vases/green-murano-glass-urchin-vase/

So I still don't know the make / artist, but at least I know it's vintage Italian.

Does the second (green) vase help?

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Re: Rostro style vase ID?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 03:08:07 PM »
How do you know it's Italian? The green vase is unlabelled, so I suggest its ID and even date are more hopeful than accurate, particuarly as the seller has most of his vases labelled Murano...

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