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Glass / Re: Hi again, help please on this 'sommerso' type vase
« Last post by racer on Yesterday at 06:31:35 AM »
I have seen a lot of this style by Japanese company Marti Glass.
Glass / Re: Yellow lobed bowl with applied berries and leaves
« Last post by tonyatl on Yesterday at 02:47:27 AM »
I am no glass expert, but my instincts argue against an attribution to barovier e toso. while the lobes are suggestive of their work, they seem too regular and formulaic for bv. the majority of works I have seen by bv have more complicated glass designs, and the applied leaves seem too fussy for their tastes. however, as a long time glass maker, their styles are certain to be many and varied.

fortunately they are a well documented maker, so you should be able to find closely comparable works readily to prove or disprove the hypothesis. even though I would not go so far as claiming bv authorship, I would agree that Italian is a reasonable guess.
Glass / Help with gold glass vase - steuben?
« Last post by tonyatl on Yesterday at 01:49:59 AM »
i have a miniature glass vase of nearly 2 1/2" height. it is finished in iridized gold with slightly dimpled sides. the underside is thoroughly finished and polished. it is unsigned. Does anyone have a good guess for the maker? there is an outside chance of steuben and this finish is not aurene as far as I know.
Glass / Re: I purchased this but got the Id wrong
« Last post by chriscooper on Yesterday at 12:35:01 AM »
The very similar 9094 Keith

Malta Glass / Re: Mdina and the Boffos
« Last post by chriscooper on Yesterday at 12:07:43 AM »
Thank you for the information on the amber dog.

Malta Glass / Re: Mdina and the Boffos
« Last post by Baked_Beans on November 19, 2014, 11:35:06 PM »
Thanks Maria,

We so much need your help here's great !

There are quite a few Whitefriars swan collectors that are members of this website so they will have to work out how to identify an Ettore swan. There are  subtle differences in how they are made , depending on who made them it's going to be an interesting challenge  ;)

Thanks very much for the information about Murano and Naples. Did your father work for the same company in Murano or did he move from one company to another ? It might be possible to identify some of his early Murano animals if we knew which company he worked for . There is a fabulous website here called the Murano zoo which is devoted to animals made by all the different companies in Murano , you may have seen it before but if you havn't just click on the blue link below ....there is page after page, all from different time periods...the companies that produced them are all listed down the left hand side and you just click on them to see what comes up !

Also do you have the name of the factory in Naples where your father was manager , it would be interesting to see if any of the members of this message board have examples of the glass that was produced there.

Thanks very much ! Cheers, Mike.

P.s. Sorry Rosie our posts crossed !
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina and the Boffos
« Last post by rosieposie on November 19, 2014, 11:27:56 PM »
Oh Wow!  I was thinking of Maltese Swans, assuming they were different to Whitefriars... I have just started to collect those... might that mean that I may have one of Ettore's , and if so,  how would I know?
British & Irish Glass / Re: Duroray
« Last post by David E on November 19, 2014, 10:14:26 PM »

You can send attachments by emailing (via the website  or info [at] chanceglass [dot] net

Just change to the symbol, remove brackets and close gaps. Real email addresses are not advisable on an open forum, so I hope you understand the caution.

Many thanks.
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina and the Boffos
« Last post by WhatHo! on November 19, 2014, 09:16:52 PM »
Ettore had started working and learning glass making under my father,became a good craftman and was tops at making the swans.

I have been researching Patricks Whitefriars Lehr sheets and Ettore certainly did make swans, here in the 1967 week 24 he made 680!! These would have been in either Twilight, Arctic Blue, Flint or Ruby.
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Black Poppy Site?
« Last post by Anne on November 19, 2014, 08:14:05 PM »
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