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Offline johndpar

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Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« on: September 07, 2006, 11:32:20 AM »
I bought this a few years ago and would like to know more about it.

(http://www.actio.co.uk/imgup/full.jpg)

It stands 58cm high in total including the 10cm frosted (hollow) cube base.

The figures are clear glass with a distinct core of fine bubbles (Pulegoso?)

The label says "Made in Murano Italy"

(http://www.actio.co.uk/imgup/label.jpg)

Is this genuine Murano glass?

Thanks
John

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 11:51:45 AM »
Hi John,
I would say, most definitely.
On my visit to Murano 2 months ago, I saw and handled statues like yours.
Some were made by Andrea Tagliapietra, whom I had the pleasure to watch working. I wanted to buy one, but it was a choice between one of these and a lovers knot; I chose the lovers knot.
I am pretty sure that others on Murano make these statues as I also saw labels saying Toso & Tagliapietra.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 06:13:02 PM »
I doubt if the figures are pulegoso, more likely with light internal bubbles, but if we can have a close up soon answer that one. My first reaction is that it is unusual for a sculptural piece of this size not to be signed. I think Della is spot on and that it is one of the modern studios, though I think I'm right that Andrea Tagliapietra signs all his sculptural pieces, I know the couple I have of his work are both signed. The label is also a new one on me, I think the best bet for a positive ID is if Alex who is in the trade in Venice picks up on it.
Paul
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 06:44:47 PM »
Hi Paul,

Both of my pieces are signed and labelled. We were told that he doesn't always sign his work. However, I am definitely not bold enough or knowledgeable to say who made them, so I hope that Alex can shed some light on them too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 06:52:35 PM »
Any chance of a piccy of your 2 bits Della, I'm still waiting on mine to arrive and it's driving me mad.
Paul
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 07:01:39 PM »
No problem, Paul. Just for you  :D

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_loversknot1.jpg)
 :shock: Click to enlarge :shock:  Calcedonio glass.

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_loversknot2.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_loversknot2_1.jpg)
 :shock: Click to enlarge :shock:  Neodymium glass one knot, two light sources.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 08:21:23 PM »
Oooh nice love knots. I especially like the calcedonio one, thanks Della.
I'll post a piccy when mine finally arrive.
Paul
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 08:34:22 PM »
Great glass Della - must've been a nightmare to get back!  I prefer the knots too, to me the fact they're abstract keeps me interested for longer than a figurative piece would.  (note to self: Must buy one some day!)

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2006, 08:42:33 PM »
Here's one of the pieces I'm waiting on.

http://i7.tinypic.com/2liilxu.jpg

Paul
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 08:47:27 PM »
Hi Max,
They wrap them incredibly well in the shops over there and then box them too, at no extra charge. Luckily we went with the car, so they travelled home between my feet, even though they are quite large.
My personal favourite is the Calcedonio knot too. The internal colours are beautiful.

The piece you have coming is lovely Paul! :mrgreen:
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