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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Venini bowl 1988
« Last post by Feline on Yesterday at 02:28:32 PM »
Hi Andy,

Do you perhaps remember when did you buy it? in which year? or did you buy it in the second hand market?
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Sommerso Vase
« Last post by Feline on Yesterday at 02:23:19 PM »
Hi Jay,

Thank you for your reply.
I am sorry to hear that in your opinion it is a bad replica. Out of curiosity, could you perhaps tell me which are the elements that are driving to this conclusion. This would be useful for the future and avoid traps.

Glass / Re: Cut lead crystal vase -dorflinger, bohemian or other?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 10:28:43 AM »
very attractive piece  -  from what I'm seeing this lacks the 'hobstar' and 'Brunswick star' cutting found on much eastern European, and earlier States pieces (ABP perhaps).    IMHO this lacks the all over cutting, often with pinwheel decoration, that might have suggested ABP, and unlikely to be that early - c. 1900.
Here there is a hobnail with a more restrained and plain background, and if pushed I'd be tempted to go more with British than continental, and perhaps middle third of C20, but unless someone can recognize the exact pattern then we could be onto a loser with this one.
Anne Tique will be able to help, hopefully, if this is VSL.
sorry this is unhelpful.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Sommerso Vase
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 10:09:20 AM »
The wobbly lines of the sommerso and the colours indicate Chinese to me
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Is this genuine or fake?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 10:08:21 AM »
Could be a label from elsewhere. The vase doesn't look typically Chinese or Murano, nor does it look poor quality
Glass / Re: Mid centuary cake stand?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:57:37 AM »
sorry, no idea as to origin or maker, but might suggest that the u.v. reaction - in clear glass, and especially if not strong - is possibly due to the manganese decolouring agent.
if there was wear on the 'pedestal' base, perhaps it might have fitted into something?? -  just a guess.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Christmas Tree w/ Sticker
« Last post by Jay on Yesterday at 09:28:09 AM »
Since there is no other response, I'll stick my head over the parapet.
I don't think I have ever seen this label (I see many hundreds every week).
IMHO It could be
a)very recently introduced by a small factory that has not yet reached the secondary market, or
b) it could come from somewhere other than Murano. ,or
c) it could have been added after wholesale by a retailer, and unrecorded hithertoe
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Sommerso Vase
« Last post by Jay on Yesterday at 09:21:51 AM »
This has, in my eyes, the key signs of Chinese copy. Of course this my opinion! and cannot be regarded as 'fact' without more detail, but the image provided is 'extremely suspicious'.
Sorry it's bad news.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Is this genuine or fake?
« Last post by Jay on Yesterday at 08:57:32 AM »
This design does not look like Chambord.
Typically Chambord vases have a dark colour at the core (pink/blue/purple etc.) and then are cased sommerso (so that the coloured parts appear to 'float' over the table). Most designs had a clear 'block foot' (typically square, sometimes triangular) There are four? basic models of vase and some bowls.
Although this is obviousy a 'free-form' design which has been hand worked, it doesn't share anything else that is similar to the established examples of Chambord. (No colour, no 'floating foot', no similar design recorded in the archive/webtrawl?)
I wouldn't immediately conclude China, but I'm also not sure that it is a Chambord vase by Frat. Toso.
Glass / Cut lead crystal vase -dorflinger, bohemian or other?
« Last post by chasdevlin on Yesterday at 12:20:47 AM »

I've recently acquired this rather lovely cut vase. I don't know much about it, other than giving it a vague bohemian label. It's similar to makers such as Val St Lambert, Dorflinger and others, but I can't pinpoint it. It is 10.7 inches height, very heavy and has a great bell like ring when tapped.
I know it's very hard to date and attribute cut vases like this, but if anyone has any ideas, can identify the pattern or can point me to a useful resource, I'd be grateful. Thanks.

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