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Help me Identify This TEXTURED Tree Trunk Vase
« on: December 31, 2004, 01:38:57 AM »
Anyone know what kind of vase this is? or maker?



Looks to me mold made, etched, then smoothed out along the ridges. It also has gold flecks in it. I believe it is old, since it has water residue on the bottom that has yellowed.
Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005, 11:02:34 PM »
I took some close up pics so you can see more of the texture.






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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005, 10:35:01 PM »
I guess no-one knows Javier. What an extrodinary item - I've certainly never seen anything like it.

Etched ? The surface is satin texture ?

I would have thought Czech as they have a lot of experience with high quality molded but the gold dust suggests Murano. But then then Czechs were very experimental.

I think you do it a diservice calling it tree-trunk style - I would say more like a rouched drape / Austrian Blind. My guess late 40s / early 50s going by the style. What I call Hollywood style.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2005, 10:40:41 PM »
I would guess Italian from the graceful gold surface finish.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 01:23:27 AM »
Quote from: "paradisetrader"

I think you do it a diservice calling it tree-trunk style - I would say more like a rouched drape / Austrian Blind. My guess late 40s / early 50s going by the style. What I call Hollywood style.


Hello Peter,
Glad to hear from you again... I think you are so right about calling it Hollywood Style. It certainly has that rich drapery look. I just wish you could feel the texture. I could only describe it as what a cats tonque feels like, if you have cats :D

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 01:32:10 AM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
I would guess Italian from the graceful gold surface finish.


Hello Ivo!
So glad I have some feedback on the vase from you too....
I guess what has me confused about the vase is the texture and the shape. I haven't seen the shape or the surface described before on any catalogue or anywhere else for that matter, so Im not ready to call it a Murano piece yet. I have read about Corroso and Inciso surface textures, but this is totally different than those.

"Scavo" is a different technique altogether. I have a few pieces done in the technique and they are done with acid threatments, so the finish would be uneven.

I want to add, that when you look really closely at the texture, you can see the tiny lines that make the texture (which made me think machine in the first place). I guess it could be a type of "Inciso" technique, but I think the lines of Venini, Barbini and other "Inciso" pieces are deeper and large in width. I havent held one in person, but when looking at photos of this other examples you can see the lines pretty well, which would make them much wider.

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 08:38:12 PM »
Well this is certainly a piece that draws attention. I am trying to figure out the technique to achieve the surface texture. If it were of the overshot variety, the frit used must have been very fine. You say the feel of a cat's tongue, which makes me wonder if it has been sandblasted. However it was made it is a nice piece and someone will hopefully come up with the right answer. Terry in Iowa

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2005, 10:21:02 PM »
Here's an even closer view. I don't think I can get any closer, lol.

http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/texture.jpg

Terry from IOWA...
Would sandblasting cause the same texture?
I am not familiar with sand blasted glass.

About the pic...
Not sure if it is ok to put a big picture like this one, so if it is too much, just let me know and I will edit it out and just put the link.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2005, 09:32:11 AM »
What a great closeup! There appears to be a definate pattern here. Something that would not be possible with sandblasting. Seems like the mystery deepens. Terry in Iowa

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2005, 02:54:59 PM »
It looks to me as though the mould itself was sandblasted or textured in some similar way.  Re another post, the term "sandblasted" is still widely used although no sand has been (or should not have been) used for half a century.

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