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Offline adriana

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Help with this large Italian fish, please: newer, older?
« on: October 17, 2006, 10:51:25 PM »
Hello~
I have Pina's Italian Glass, but I don't see this in that book. Can anyone offer any information about this piece? It's pretty big, about 13" wide. It's hollow, it has the aventurine rigaree, and it can either lie down or sit up straight. I am sincerely hoping this is an older piece, and I hope somone can help me with attribution.
Thanks!

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Offline chuggy

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Help with this large Italian fish, please: newer, older?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006, 05:12:03 PM »
I would say this is an older example, but a look for age related wear should confirm this. Could be Salviati from the 1930's or 40's, the size is quite unusual in itself. Nice piece though.
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Help with this large Italian fish, please: newer, older?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 08:45:20 PM »
These are still being made today. Older examples tend to be fairly lightweight. If it's heavier, it was probably made between the 1950s and today.

Laura


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Help with this large Italian fish, please: newer, older?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 10:03:13 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  Laura, I was hoping you'd see this one.  I don't think it's one of those more delicate Salviati pieces, because it is fairly heavy.  It weighs slightly over four pounds, but it IS quite large!  I sort of doubt it's newer, as in 90s to now.    It really was crummy with layers of dirt, inside and out.   I was hoping that it is a 50s or so piece.  
Thanks again,
Adriana


Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 02:45:22 AM »
First time I've seen one like this. Very dramatic. The red is incredibly bold and vibrant.


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Help with this large Italian fish, please: newer, older?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 05:45:29 AM »
Oh, yes, it's most definitely a RUBY red!


 

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