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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: lyndhurst44 on January 20, 2009, 10:09:30 AM

Title: What B is this? - ID = Borgonovo Italy
Post by: lyndhurst44 on January 20, 2009, 10:09:30 AM
Hi folk,
I purchased this small clear vase on the weekend (cheaply of course) because I was intrigued with the raised base mark, which was simply the letter B.
Any ideas who the B refers to please? 
Thanks
Bryn
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Pip on January 20, 2009, 10:14:33 AM
It looks like the raised mark at the top says 'Italy' - thought it might be pertinent to mention it.
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: lyndhurst44 on January 20, 2009, 10:25:18 AM
Hi Pip,
I'm not sure, it could be Italy I suppose from the 3rd figure on.  The first figure is clearly? a number 2, I can't really make out any of the other figures at all, from an angle the 3rd could be a letter I and the fourth could be a t. My eyesight is not great but that's all I can make out. Apart from the 2 they just look like a line of blobs to me even under a magnifier.

Bryn.
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Max on January 20, 2009, 10:25:48 AM
Maybe Bormioli?  The 'B' looks similar here...

http://www.luigibormioli.com/

Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: lyndhurst44 on January 20, 2009, 10:52:58 AM
Could well B Max but the the Bormioli B looks a little bit more flash than the one on this piece methinks.
Do you think it's a drinking glass? There is so much base on it, a bit like the old Toastmasters glasses I suppose.
Perhaps I was wrong to think it was a vase.
Bryn
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Max on January 20, 2009, 11:28:15 AM
Vase?  What size is it?  I assumed it was a Schnapps or Shot glass.  The Bormioli family of companies makes loads of glass in Italy.  I was just thinking yours could be a slightly earlier pressed piece.

All conjecture though without someone properly ID'ing the mark.  :)
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Pip on January 20, 2009, 12:14:24 PM
Hi Bryn, I definitely think the top mark says 'Italy' - preceeded by a two digit number, 23 perhaps?  I often find marks are easier to see in a photo than in the flesh - it looks quite clear to me on your photo.
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: lyndhurst44 on January 20, 2009, 12:54:55 PM
Hi Max,
It's 5.5" tall.
Pip,
Your right it certainly looks like Italy in the photo. I didn't even look at that.
I thought it might have been Baccarat but obviously, coming out of Italy it wouldn't be. :cry:
Thanks both.
Bryn
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Ivo on January 20, 2009, 03:16:07 PM
http://www.bormiolirocco.com/
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Sue C on January 21, 2009, 11:13:28 AM
Defo Bormioli, part of a Hi Ball set of six drinking glasses.
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: Officinaquack on May 17, 2013, 09:59:44 PM
B for Borgonovo.


Regards

Gab
Title: Re: What B is this.
Post by: lyndhurst44 on May 17, 2013, 10:05:44 PM
Thanks Gab,
We can put this one to bed now.
Cheers,
Bryn