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Author Topic: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions  (Read 156 times)

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Offline revampdesignsa

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Here is the second piece I picked up with my last posting.  It is a massive vase measuring 11" in height and a rim dimension of 6.25" x 4.75".  The vase weighs in at 6 lbs. 7 oz. and (imo) is quite stunning!
The large natural (un-controlled) bubbles are covering the body of the vase and there is light, but ample silver inclusions over the body of the vase.  These inclusions pool/gather around the bubbles.  The base is cut flat and polished though it has many contact marks (a sign of age perhaps).  This vase reminds me of pieces I have seen attributed to Seguso and Barovier & Toso, but I am unsure of which (if any) it may be.  I look forward to all your comments!
Thanks in advance!
David from Texas

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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 08:07:13 PM »
Hi and welcome.  :)
Your vase looks really interesting, and although not my area, I'm sure somebody else will be able to help you.
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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2020, 08:09:35 PM »
Thanks so much for your assistance!  I sincerely appreciate it!
Have a great day!
David from Texas

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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 08:21:54 PM »
I wanted to be getting notifications about your vase anyway, it really intrigues me - and I will now I've replied on this thread. I think it's something rather good, whatever it is. ;D
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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 08:30:37 PM »
Let's hope so...it feels good!  Half the time I find glass and am intrigued by it is just by the feel of it!

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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 08:38:56 PM »
 ;D That's a good sign.

Editing to add something about your vase.  :)

Your vase is made using silver foil, which stretches and breaks up when the hot glass is being blown, hence the sort of jig-saw appearance of the metal.
It's a very sophisticated and difficult thing to do. Silver reacts with glass at quite low temperatures, causing colour changes which can be anything from clear amber to a solid yellow, silver metal ions can come away frrom the metal too, and create an electric blue haze in the body of the glass itself.
(I have a thing about glass reacting with silver and silver salts.)
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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:32:40 PM »
I have seen this style before but I can't remember where. Unfortunately, I am building a new house and my books are all boxed up.
Had a quick look at the web but nothing. If something turns up I will let you know.
Had a longer look and still nothing. Like you, I agree it appears to have some Seguso features.
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Re: Massive & Weighty UN-controlled Bubble Vase with Silver Inclusions
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 03:38:07 PM »
Lovely vase, those big bubbles give a sort of dreamlike quality.

I wonder if that is not actually silver leaf, it could be mica.

John

 

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