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Title: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase ID = Paul Bendzunas (USA)
Post by: kulow on February 20, 2011, 01:39:49 AM
I purchased this vase at an antique market.  Can anyone decipher the signature or recognize the artist?
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 20, 2011, 06:27:46 AM
Hi there, and Welcome to the board :rah:

 :chky:  Pretty sure I found your Vase (I lucked out  :spls:), and the Maker.  The maker name is Paul BENDZUNA, and here is a link for it:

http://www.artglass-pottery.com/bendzuna-glass-vase-seahorses-p-1104.html (http://www.artglass-pottery.com/bendzuna-glass-vase-seahorses-p-1104.html)  Priced there at $175.00.

I believe it is a match!!

 :hiclp: :hiclp:

Some Info on the Person:
http://www.bendzunasglass.com/studio.htm (http://www.bendzunasglass.com/studio.htm)
http://www.crystal-fox.com/index.cfm/Bendzunas_Glass.htm (http://www.crystal-fox.com/index.cfm/Bendzunas_Glass.htm)

Some other Glass Pieces of His:
http://www.seekersglass.com/artists/bendzunas/open_vases/bison_black.htm (http://www.seekersglass.com/artists/bendzunas/open_vases/bison_black.htm)

Says here that glass is made by BOTH Paul and Barbara Bendzuna...just an FYI
http://www.newmorninggallerync.com/glass-3bendzunas.html (http://www.newmorninggallerync.com/glass-3bendzunas.html)
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase
Post by: Anne on February 20, 2011, 03:25:46 PM
Well done Rose  :kissy: I'd never have figured that name from the signature!  :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase
Post by: TxSilver on February 20, 2011, 03:36:06 PM
Just one little adjustment -- Bendzunas. The first website misspelled the name. His own website got it right, of course.  :) I think he is one of the best. His work is under-appreciated, IMO. I have a couple of things he made and have sold a few of his pieces. I just love his work.
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 20, 2011, 05:31:23 PM
Well done Rose  :kissy: I'd never have figured that name from the signature!  :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

I must be used to reading *messy* signatures -- including mine  :24:

As TxSilver Pointed out there is a *S* at the end of his name.  Perhaps the MODS can add the ID to the Title, and making sure that it has the *S* at the end, as I had accidentally (because of that site) also misspelled his name.  Good Eye there TxSilver, as I would have never caught that.

@ kulow -- Did you get it for a good bargain price at the Antique market?  As it appears it is really collectible, and worth a bit to buy.  So good for you!!

 :thup:
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase ID = Paul Bendzunas (USA)
Post by: Cathy B on February 20, 2011, 11:09:30 PM
Rose, BRILLIANT WORK!!!  :girlcheer: :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase ID = Paul Bendzunas (USA)
Post by: kulow on February 23, 2011, 04:30:47 PM
Thanks so much Rose!!  :rah:
I paid about $50 for it - it was so pretty, I couldn't resist it!

Melissa
Title: Re: Unknown artist - Seahorse Vase ID = Paul Bendzunas (USA)
Post by: PuppyDangerous on April 14, 2011, 03:42:42 PM
This is one of my dad's vases- Paul Bendzunas, and it's a fairly recent one, he's only used the animal pattern for the last 10 years or so.

You can see pictures of more work, the gallery, and the studio here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bendzuas-Glass/115303925177959 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bendzuas-Glass/115303925177959)