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Offline ElaineB

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Scandinavian or Murano?
« on: February 19, 2007, 12:03:48 PM »
Can anyone help me ID this vase?
It has a ground and polished pontil mark and is very heavy.It seemed Scandinavian (probably just due to the icy colours) but I'm not so sure.Anyone?
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5123
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Offline Sue C

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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 03:31:32 PM »
Hi Elaine, have you looked hard for a signature, it looks a bit Flygsfors, by Paul Kedelv.


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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 03:58:15 PM »
Hiya Dexter,I thought that too and searched hard for some kind of signature or mark but there's nothing there.It's the next item to be sold..with or without a signature.I just don't want to misrepresent it.Anyway,my beloved AVeM bowl has just gone for a few pence under £70 so I'm feeling pretty cheerful about the cash.Hopefully,I'll make a few quid from this one too.All the best Dexter and many thanks again for your help,Elaine.


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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 04:09:39 PM »
What's the base like?  Does it have a little concave pontil mark?  It looks like some Italian pieces from about the 1950's with that triangular clear base...


Edit: Whoops just re-read your initial posting properly!  Ok, I'd say it's 1950's Italian then. Maybe Javier can help.   :)
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Offline ElaineB

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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 04:39:43 PM »
Hiya Max,Yes it does have the concave pontil mark but it also looks like the base itself has been ground.I started to lean towards Italian because I felt that it didn't have the fine execution that even organic Scandinavian has.Not that I'm saying Murano/Italian is sloppy..I love Murano! ;D


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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 04:50:56 PM »
Then it'll be interesting to hear what Javier says, I'm only using some vague information tucked away in my head somewhere, he should know one way or the other.  :)
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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 09:36:28 PM »
Colour combination doesn't look Murano like to me for a vintage piece. Looks more like a modern piece and would think either Scandi or possibly one of the emerging countries (good phrase that).
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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 08:10:40 AM »
Paul could be right, but this is the style I'm thinking of:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160083808836

I don't think the vase in the link is modern, as I've had a similar one in my hands and there was a lot of age related wear (and a chip!) to the base.  The bulbous lip to the top rim is a defining factor for me, although that's not to say that folk *somewhere* wouldn't copy it.  I'm not sure if they'd go so far as to put a concave pontil on the base though.   ???

I have noted that the base on the link above looks better quality than the grey one in the initial posting.  Copy or not?  I don't know.  :-\

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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 01:05:19 PM »
The shape reminded me of Maastricht - but I might be way off so don't take that as gospel.  p. 133 of Lesley Jackson's 20th C Factory Glass - Krystaluniek series, is similar in that it has the three sided base and thick rim, but the one illustrated has swirls of transparent blue and purple - very different to Elaine's in colour then. ???

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Re: Scandinavian or Murano?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007, 02:08:52 PM »
Doesn't really matter what this is anymore!! Slightly peeved.Took it to a boot sale in Edinburgh,hoped to make a few quid,wobbly old man picks up a bowl,drops it on said vase and takes a huge chunk out of it.Looks at me and says 'oops'.He then wandered off muttering to himself.
Hmm,some days are just too complicated for big explanations.

 

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