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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 10:16:16 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Your rooster looks quite modern, the primary colours and splashes of aventurine make me think made in China first.

Glass / Re: Murano Sommerso
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 10:12:32 AM »
From Murano but that is as far as I would go.

Not SVDA and not a Flavio Poli design, both massively overused descriptions. Just searched very quickly on ebay using Flavio Poli, looking only at the first 100 results just three look like they were made by SVDA but whether designed by Flavio Poli or Mario Pinzoni I did not check.

Malta Glass / Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 10:03:48 AM »
Another group photo of the early form fish vases, the amethyst vase back right should not really be included in this group but it helps to add balance to the snap.

Glass / Re: Is this vase,artdeco?
« Last post by glassobsessed on February 16, 2018, 09:48:02 AM »
I tend to associate an iridescent finish with Nouveau glass, more than with the Deco period at any rate.

I would look to Bohemia for this vase first, Fritz Heckert springs to mind.

Germany / Re: Help Please - Large bowl ID needed. ID = Walther "Libelle" pattrern
« Last post by theElench on February 16, 2018, 09:46:32 AM »
Thankyou again.  With a close look, there is a feint broken line of scuff marks around where the "swags" meet the patterning.  A bit of experimenting with some trinket pot lids and I found that the 11cm Greta lid will sit there quite well.
Vasar / Ysart brothers
Glass Paperweights / Re: Antique Millefiori Scramble Latticino Weight ID please
« Last post by casalibre on February 16, 2018, 08:01:17 AM »
Allan is 100% right !!!
Murano & Italy Glass / Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by Doc on February 16, 2018, 03:58:26 AM »
I picked up this rooster at auction. No sticker.
From what I've read, he seems to be genuine. The only thing missing is a pontil mark. Looking at how these figures are made though, I can see why there wouldnt be one.
Can anyone shed any light on this piece?
Glass / Re: Is this vase,artdeco?
« Last post by Paul S. on February 15, 2018, 10:32:05 PM »
although nothing to do with Lalique whatsoever, this spherical/ball shape was used a lot by that factory c. 1930.           This heavy, external relief type of either abstract or geometric pattern was not uncommon around that time, though applied handles such as these were not a usual feature of art deco style.              Provided a design/shape/pattern conforms to what the art world has decided meets the criteria for deco, then anything can be described as such, whether made yesterday or c. 1930  ..............  art deco is an artistic style and not an historic label for a particular period.
IMHO this piece might correctly be described as art deco, though the handles do detract a tad  ............... unfortunately, I've not the remotest idea when this piece was made, nor an inkling of its attribution - sorry :)
Glass / Murano Sommerso
« Last post by silver stain on February 15, 2018, 09:13:13 PM »
Just bought in a secon hand shop in Italy  :)
I believe it could be a Flavio Poli design for Archimede Seguso Vetreria.
It's 22 h x 11 x 6 cm
Teardrop vase ?

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