No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Author Topic: Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture  (Read 2645 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chuggy

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 826
  • Gender: Male
Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 08:59:08 PM »
Back on Johns original sculpture, I'm very surprised that the hollow base is stable for a piece of this height.
Paul
There is no distance on earth as far away as yesterday.

Offline johndpar

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2
Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2006, 09:38:46 AM »
I'll post some closeup pics soon.

The hollow base is quite thick, but the piece is so well balanced it does not seemm to be unstable.

Thanks

John

Offline josordoni

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1700
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Swinging London
    • United Kingdom
    • Josordoni Collectables
Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2006, 10:27:26 AM »
Oh Paul, you will have to open a gallery with all your new sculptures, and charge people to come in.

That way you will have more money to spend on sculptures...

 :lol:
Thank you very much!

Lynne
x
Josordoni Collectables - eBay Store

Offline Laura Friedman

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 231
    • http://planetglass.net
Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2006, 04:58:28 PM »
If you're shipping pieces like this yourself, foam packing is the way to go. Some packers can do it, or you can buy a setup for about $100. You basically put the item in a plastic bag, then spray this foam stuff in the bottom of the box. You lay another piece of plasic over the wet foam and lay the piece inside. Then you put another piece of plastic, and more foam. The stuff dries hard, completely supporting the item.  

I don't have a setup myself, but I'ver bought a few pieces from an ebay power seller who ships all their glass this way, and I've been really impressed.

Laura

Offline Artofvenice

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 212
    • http://www.artofvenice.com
Please help identify this Murano Glass sculpture
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2006, 01:48:42 PM »
Hi,
yes I think it was made by Andrea Tagliapietra or his son Fabio.
Although there are several master glassmakers making these kind of items, considering the position of the dancers, the shape and the glazed and squared base I can tell that at 90% it was made by them.
Andrea is the typical crazy, notreliable, Murano glassmaker with high skills and talent, few times used to create real works of art, often loosen in commercial productions. For heavy glass, freehand shaped he is a great one.

Sincerely

Alex
http://www.artofvenice.com

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

Look for glass on ebay.co.uk  Look for glass on eBay.com (US)
Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum


This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand