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Title: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 14, 2009, 03:47:03 PM
Contemporary Murano made vase.  I can't make out the studio name.  I even checked Ivo's list and still came up empty.  Does anyone recognize the name?  Thanks for looking.
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/385128/P1070263.JPG)
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/385128/P1070268.JPG)
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: Carolyn Preston on September 14, 2009, 06:19:44 PM
Glass House Wo?v?   :huh: ::)

Carolyn

Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: langhaugh on September 15, 2009, 06:04:28 AM
Hi:

I see (kind of) Glass Studio Murano. I googled it and got http://feng777.en.ec21.com/Handmade_Murano_Design_Glass_Decorative--1982542_3331411.html which look Chihuly style pieces. I didn't see any pieces like yours on there, but...  Is Glass Studio a possible reading? It's a site worth having a look at if you want to get an idea of what's out there being sold as Murano.

David
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: Carolyn Preston on September 15, 2009, 05:28:13 PM
I wonder if you could somehow switch the picture to black and white and play around with the intensity, etc. to bring the signature up. I will try this and see what happens.

Carolyn

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12005 (http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-12005)

Sorry, I have no idea how to get the picture to be here in the message, but there's the link.  :-[

CMP
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 16, 2009, 11:37:22 PM
Thank you both for the comments.  I'll post some photos per your suggestions in the morning. 
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: langhaugh on September 17, 2009, 05:42:43 AM
If I ignored the signature, I'd look at the possibility of it being Campanella. The gold finish, the general colour, and the shape suggest Campanella to me. But I can't see any recognizably Campanella murrines. BTW, why do you think contemporary? (I'm not disagreeing.)

David
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 17, 2009, 10:50:09 AM
The person I bought it from purchased it from a department store a few years back.
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: TxSilver on September 18, 2009, 10:30:08 PM
Your vase reminds me of some of the vases made by Amedeo Rossetto. I ran across some of the things he made for Laguna Glass today. http://www.lagunamurano.it/index.php/cPath/2?osCsid=m3i4iv34hej84bhaq5g0iivq30 is a link.
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: Artofvenice on September 27, 2009, 04:40:35 PM
It looks as a generic signature: "glass studio Murano". Often the clients ask for a signature, also in pieces that the producer doesn't sign. So the seller signs himself the piece with a "fantasy" signature. This was pretty common... expecially in the turistic factory (where they produce nothing, but where they declare themself as a factory-studio  :P )

Anyway from the details I can say at least 6 names producing very similar items, but I could add other 10 due to it was a very popular technique and style.

Campanella
DonĂ 
Fornasotta
DiPi
Gambaro
Pagnin

Sincerely

Alex
www.artofvenice.com (http://www.artofvenice.com)
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 27, 2009, 09:52:06 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone; and the explanation, Alex.  It looked Glass Studio Murano to me, but that didn't make sense.  Now it does.
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: tam bam on September 28, 2009, 05:48:54 PM
I was also wondering if someone else put a signature on there as well.  Most of the time if there is a signature it will state who did the piece and it would not be a "Studio".  I consider "Studio" glass to be made by a Studio not a city such as Murano.

I don't doubt that your piece is Murano but the signature looks boggus to me, just to get more money by the seller to sell it a little higher by saying it is signed. 

Also, Gambaro & Poggi's murrina is very defined.  Meaning the murrina is not stretched.  I would considered Gambaro & Poggi's murrina work like the work of Ercole Moretti.  Both companies are highly regarded for their murrine work. 

I think your piece is generic but a nice generic with a fake signature.  I personally do not think that your piece is made by Gambaro & Poggi.

Here is an example of their work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MURANO-ITALIAN-ARTGLASS-MILLEFIORI-BOWL-GAMBARO-POGGI_W0QQitemZ220482308288QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3355c508c0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

tam bam
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: langhaugh on September 29, 2009, 06:58:02 AM
Tam Bam:

Did Gambaro and Poggi make their own murrines? (I say 'did" because I can't find any murrine work on their current site.) My impression is that the murrines are made by a limited number of companies, Ercole Moretti, being one.

David
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: tam bam on September 29, 2009, 10:41:58 AM
I am not too sure if Gambaro & Poggi make their own murrines or not but I am willing to bet that they do since they are a full fledged glass house.  I was just comparing the quality of their murrine work with Ercole Moretti. 
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: tam bam on September 29, 2009, 02:29:13 PM
David,

I found a piece on Ebay right now that is a great example of Gambaro & Poggi's work.  

http://cgi.ebay.com/MILLEFIORE-GAMBARO-POGGI-SIGNED-GLASS-BIRD-BEAUTIFUL_W0QQitemZ110438631141QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b6a7c6e5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

See how well defined the murrines are.

tam bam
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 29, 2009, 05:59:19 PM
I wish my vase looked that nice.  thanks, Tam Bam, and everyone else.
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: TxSilver on September 29, 2009, 09:28:00 PM
The murrine work of G&P and Campanella is very similar to me. Most pieces I have seen have fairly thick canes facing outward and covered with gold. The murrines in the vase in this post remind me more of those in the link I gave above. They are thinner and not all of them are facing outward. This is a good enough vase, though. Some of the poor quality millefioiri pieces look like someone stuck decals on the outside. This latter type of millefiori needs to be re-melted, IMO. I would definitely keep the vase in this thread out of the melt pile.
Title: Re: Name of glass studio
Post by: uphoosier on September 29, 2009, 11:42:40 PM
Anita, I agree the murrina are very similar, but the gold coating on the Laguna vases is much heavier.