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Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Glass Woman with Grapes...Seguso?
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:11:12 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Signoretti
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:09:47 PM »
Values are subjective so not something many here will commit themselves to as we are not appraisers.  It depends on the marketplace and who wants what you're selling on the day you sell it.
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Huge Bird Sculptures...Murano?
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:06:02 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / Reminder: re identification requests
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:04:50 PM »
Hi all, I'm finding requests for ID for items we don't know are Murano in this forum. Can I just remind everyone that if it doesn't have a label or signature and you want to know who made it (i.e. that it isn't cast iron guaranteed known as Murano-made) then you should post it into GLASS not into this forum. Thanks!
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Red hot vase ! Murano ? Venini ?
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:02:43 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Juggling Clown
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Murano
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 05:02:07 PM »
Glass / Tall blue vase with colourless casing and six amethyst prunts
« Last post by Helen W. on August 17, 2018, 05:02:05 PM »
Hello everyone  :)

This is my first post here, and the first of several ID enquiries concerning both newly acquired and longstanding items in the collection I've built up with my husband over the years.

This vase came from an antiques centre in north east England, just a couple of weeks ago. It was in a cabinet of Bohemian/Czech glass of various periods. I've attached photos, but I apologise for their low quality. I have a very good camera, but I'm not experienced in finding the correct exposure and lighting for glassware.

The vase weighs 1405g. Height is 349mm or approx. 13.75 inches. Diameter at the top is approx. 90mm or 3.5 inches, and at the base it is approx. 55mm or 2.2 inches.

The prunts are flat and roughly disc-shaped, arranged in alternating pairs up the lower half of the body. The point of attachment to the body can be seen as a diamond shape. The amethyst colour has darker-toned speckles within it.

The pontil is ground, polished and signed. I haven't been able to decipher the signature, but there are telltale signs that the glassmaker is a left-hander. I recognise one of my tribe. ;) The initial might be a P, J or I. The surname ends with a W. The initial and the W both bear the typical left-hander's backwards bend on the vertical stroke. I don't know if this observation helps, but thought I'd put it out there.

Thanks for your help.
Murano & Italy Glass / MOVED: Blue Duck
« Last post by Anne on August 17, 2018, 04:59:58 PM »
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