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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on Today at 08:40:06 PM »
Thanks for your guys' help; and due to your help, I went after the auction house and am having my 250$ refunded.

Cheers, much appreciated!
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:10:53 PM »
 :) You need to visit fairs and see and handle as much (properly identified) glass as you can. Visit studios and watch the masterglassmakers at work. Talk to people who might know stuff.
Learning as much about glassmaking as you can, does give you a good idea of what is easy or difficult to achieve, which helps you to judge quality.

There's really nothing can substitute for getting your hands on the glass and getting an idea of how it feels.
Lots of modern Chinese glass finds its way into stores such as TK (or TJ) Maxx, it's a good idea to pop into one of those regularly, to see what is for sale there.

The fact that this vase seems a bit lopsided and the bubbles are not well controlled should have been big warning signs that this wasn't Venini.
But if you don't know that to start off with, how are you to tell? ???
It still looks pretty good and the label fooled you too. That was deliberate and wrong.
I just hope you didn't pay a Venini price.
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on Today at 05:18:30 PM »
Pinkspoons, thanks for your help. I'm curious about your experience and expertise?
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by Pinkspoons on Today at 05:04:37 AM »
It's not a fake, per se - just a random Chinese vase with a label on it. But, yes, moving labels (and faking signatures) is unfortunately fairly common on the secondary market. There are lots of dishonest sellers out there.

The model number on the label would put the design of the piece it came from somewhere in the late-1930s to late-1940s, arguably Venini's creative peak with some astonishing (visually, artistically and technically) output by Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, and Fulvio Bianconi. This vase isn't a shade on the quality of output from this period - or any period of Venini, really.
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on Today at 04:19:16 AM »
The only thing, I'm wondering about are the other Venini catalogues that exist, such as Venini: Catalogue Raisonne 1921-1986. I wonder if it contains some missing items not in the other books. Is it typical to find Chinese fakes like this?
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by Pinkspoons on Today at 04:09:56 AM »
No problem. Sorry it wasn't the news you wanted.
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on Today at 04:04:42 AM »
Damn, people advertised it as authentic. You make some excellent points, thanks for your help.
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Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by Pinkspoons on Today at 03:39:28 AM »
The vase is modern (last 10-15-ish years) and Chinese - the errant (in both senses) label looks to be covering a roughly-ground pontil mark, which you wouldn't typically get on Venini objects. Given the build-up of dirt on the label, you'd also expect a certain amount embedded around the edges of it too, but it appears quite clean.

This model number is missing in the two catalogues partially reprinted in Deboni's 2-volume 'Venini Glass' - which means that the label almost certainly originally came from an item of stemware/tableware or lighting (which, frustratingly, almost always get minimised in (or completely excised from) so-called glass 'catalogues raisonnÚs').
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Glass / Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 10:22:31 PM »
Glad it was of interest, Jay. :)   I did a Google image search for Oreor glass and it produces a fair few results... including 2 darker amethyst coloured vases.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Murano or 1920 Bohemian?
« Last post by tropdevin on Yesterday at 10:06:59 PM »
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100% Murano. 

Alan
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