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Author Topic: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar light shade - ID = Masserini, Italy  (Read 5028 times)

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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 08:10:01 PM »
Taking my courage in both hands and enlisting the aid of FreeTran to turn my English question into German, I emailed the seller and asked if there was a maker's name and/or country on the box. This is his reply just in: "w├╝rde sagen firma a. masserini- made in italy!" - the company name says A Masserini, Made in Italy.

Now we need to know who A Masserini is/are...  I can't find a mention in Ivo's Glass Fact File, but did find a completed listing on eBay Australia for a different design which stated A Masserini, Milano, Italy.  Ivo, are they a part of the Bormioli group?

Or has anyone else heard of them before? (Googling for Masserini Milan brings up various companies, none of whom appear to be glassmakers.)

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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 08:38:38 PM »
well done, Anne. should have thought of that myself!  ::)
feel free to contact me, whenever you need to contact a german speaking seller!
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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 09:22:19 PM »
Thanks Dirk, I'll bear that in mind for the next time. ;) Though it is good for me to practice as German has always defeated me before, so sending a message, being understood and getting a reply is encouraging! 8)

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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2009, 10:06:53 PM »
I did a google and come up with lots of Masserinis in San Giovanno Valdarno - coicidentally the location of one of the largest glass industries in Italy now going by the name of IVV - Industria Vetreria Valdarnese. 

see here http://ivvnet.alphac.it/index.php
and here http://www.nouvie.nl/content/41IVV.asp

I suggest you download the 60 page fall/ winter catalogue (second link) and learn about all these textured plates and pressed items that are so familiar but you never could place. I am pretty sure the Masserini sugar was made there - though not in recent years. Consolidation of the different glassworks took a long time, incidentally. I have a vague feeling that moulds have been passed on and similar items are now being manufactured in Turkey and/or Indonesia.

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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2009, 01:32:43 AM »
Ivo: Thanks for the references to the IVV catalogues. Very helpful!

David

PS Just checked where IVV is on Google Earth and I was about four miles away in October, at the Prada store (an equal time for spousal interests bargain). I could have been at IVV and left my wife alone at the Prada store. On second thoughts, not a good idea.
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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar patt. light shade
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »
Some Masserini pictures taken at a fleamarket this morning. Appears it was based in Abbiategrasso

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Re: Large candlewick footed bowl and similar light shade - ID = Masserini, Italy
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2015, 04:41:14 PM »
Angelo Masserini from Abbiategrasso (MI) was the owner for some years of the glass furnace in Altare (SV) named S.A.V. an existing glass factory nearly bankrupted and changed the name in Savam.
This from 1978 to 1992 when SAVAM went into Vetreria Etrusca.

So this could be a Altare made (machine made) item
 

 

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