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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => China & Taiwan => Topic started by: PaulFitz on January 16, 2018, 03:04:01 AM

Title: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ? ID = Chinese
Post by: PaulFitz on January 16, 2018, 03:04:01 AM
Hi,help needed on identifying this vase please which is cased in clear glass and has stylised flowers or leaves and aventurine.
The internal glass is dark purple and has a polished base.It measures 23 cms tall by 20 cms across by 10 cms deep and weighs 2.8 kgs.The thickness of the glass at the neck is 1cm.
Hopefully someone can help me on this.
Thanks,Paul.
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
Post by: PaulFitz on January 16, 2018, 11:24:39 AM
Added photo showing it with light.
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
Post by: glassobsessed on January 18, 2018, 09:48:15 AM
Contemporary production from China.

John
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
Post by: PaulFitz on January 18, 2018, 11:03:54 AM
Hi John,thank you for your reply on this.Can you point me in the direction where i can find others like this regarding coming from China.
Cheers Paul.
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
Post by: glassobsessed on January 18, 2018, 02:24:31 PM
Look on the Chinese wholesale websites, a search of "glass vase" on Alibaba brings up a hundred or so pages, take a look:
https://www.alibaba.com/products/glass_vase.html
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
Post by: glassobsessed on January 18, 2018, 04:16:20 PM
A couple with similar 'petal' like decoration:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Murano-vase_60403354077.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.226.27c291f1XMkXcx

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Murano-vase-for-home-decor_471276428.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.179.27c291f1XMkXcx
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ? ID = Chinese
Post by: PaulFitz on January 18, 2018, 11:05:40 PM
Hi John,thank you for the info and the links.My only thoughts and this is coming from someone who has only seen Chinese glass in furniture,homeware stores etc is the heavy weight for a relatively small vase and the polished finish on the base which i have not seen before.
Cheers Paul and thanks again John.
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ? ID = Chinese
Post by: glassobsessed on January 19, 2018, 09:17:43 AM
Thick walled and heavy in weight are typical of what I tend to see here, many are quite large too. They are often bright and really cheerful and generally great value. Flat polished bases are not that unusual, more often there is a ground but unpolished pontil mark too.

Domestic producers must be tearing their hair out at the competition, where the Chinese products fall down is overall quality, especially in terms of attention to detail and somewhat generic design.
Title: Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ? ID = Chinese
Post by: PaulFitz on January 19, 2018, 10:15:12 AM
Hi John,thanks yet again for the info.Lesson learned,hopefully,for the cost of a few coffees!
Cheers Paul.