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Glass / Unidentified Vase 2
« Last post by Beege on June 18, 2017, 12:10:39 PM »
Good morrow all.
Having just 'discovered the delightful world of glass, I'm now looking a everything with a renewed interest. I recently found the piece in the pictures below, but there is absolutely no clues as to origins, artist etc. So, in my ignorance I ask whether anybody recognises the pattern, shape, etc of this piece. i rather like it.
It is 7.5" (19cm) tall, 18" (46cm) around the widest diameter.
Thank you.
Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by Greg. on June 18, 2017, 12:00:13 PM »
Super bowl.  :)

For reference a few pictures attached of a aquarium turtle sculpture signed by Roberto Cammozzo, which carries the 'ARS' Murano company mark:-

Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by WhatHo! on June 18, 2017, 11:19:23 AM »
In 1980 two glass masters, Elio Raffaeli and Roberto Cammozzo and one 'molatore' (cold shop master), Vianello Renzo became partners to form the ARS Murano factory. The three partners have different backgrounds but they all previously collaborated with the famous artist Livio Seguso, whose influence proved fundamental in their training. In his furnace, they learnt to develop precision, love for detail, purity, elegance and a deep understanding of glass.

ARS was created on these same principles, with Renzo, Roberto and Elio integrating their great expertise with a large passion for their art and the natural desire to express it. When someone visits their furnace, whether it is an artist, a designer, an architect or simply a friend, the feeling is always that of being welcomed by a big family. The glass masters, together with the team of workers that assist them, take their guests on a magic journey towards a whole new world.

Only by living the hustle and bustle, the heat and atmosphere of an active furnace, can one understand the special melting of creativity and complete trust that joins together artists with different education and different experience in a single way of expression. Besides the artistic laboratory, open to Italian and foreign artists, ARS Murano is also well renowned for its interpretation of the traditional aquarium which have become so highly prized and collected due to their elegance and richness of details.

They have built a huge following for their various pieces of sculptures with small fish and sealife embedded within. Their continual creativity has assured their success. They have continued to flourish. Artists from around the world have sought them out for their great technical expertise: Robert Wilson from the U.S.A., and Fujita from Japan. Their ability to work on a very large scale is unique in Murano. And there is always the clarity of their glass, its colour and its grace of execution.

Elio Raffaeli ...

Born in Venice in 1936 to a Muranese family, Elio Raffaeli lived and studied on the Island of Murano, the glassblowing capital of Venice. At the age of fifteen, he was hired by the Seguso-Dalla Venezia glass factory where he made the acquaintance of Piero Scaramal, his first master. There he was taught the basic secrets of the magic art of Murano. Raffaeli worked with Scaramal for seven years, first as a garzone and subsequently as first assistant, maturing both as a person and as a glassblower. Misfortunes at the Seguso-Dalla Venezia factory compelled him to move to another prestigious firm, Salviati. Here Raffaeli refined his capabilities as a glass master, perfecting both the techniques of blowing delicate glass pieces and those of making solid glass sculpture. In 1966 he moved on to a newly formed factory, Briati, where he was hired as a master and given a piazza. Here he began to interpret with balanced precision the designs of the famous Flavio Poli. Next Raffaeli went to work with Livio Seguso, one of the great 20th century sculptors, where he forged a working relationship and friendship with the young Roberto Cammozzo.

Roberto Cammozzo ...

Roberto was born in Murano on July 24, 1945. At a very young age he began to learn the secrets of glass-making as an apprentice to Ermanno Nason, then the master glassblower at the Mazzega glassworks. Roberto went on to the famous Salviati factory, where he worked side-by-side with Livio Seguso. When Seguso founded his own furnace, he took Roberto with him. There Commozzo worked for many years, developing the necessary skills to master the making of large sculptural forms. During these years Cammozzo also studied with several of the most eminent glass masters, such as Tosi, Fuga, and Mavrodin. He received many awards and was lauded for his exceptional technical ability !!
Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by WhatHo! on June 18, 2017, 11:17:57 AM »
Awesome guys!!!! I have found these details about the gentlemen in question! Great birthday present for me!! Happy, errrr yes :)
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on June 18, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
At least buying in an auction means somebody else thought it was worth enough to push your bid up.

What I find exciting is learning that there was what we can now call a "small experimental range" of this very heavy, random and psychadelic style of strapping only MH could achieve.
As far as I'm concerned, they are signed by MH.
Picasso used to draw doodles on napkins instead of paying his bill when eating out, these pieces have Michael Harris' "doodles" all over them.  ;D

There are amethyst bottles, cased and uncased, and there are two sizes of smaller blue pots, cased and uncased, cobalt and teal.

This is new information about Mdina. Suspected before, now confirmed by these new examples in this thread.
Belgium and the Netherlands Glass / Re: Info on this Val St Lambert vase?
« Last post by Anne Tique on June 18, 2017, 09:10:09 AM »
Personally, there's not much I can tell you, besides that it's not a fake.

Even though it is not old, there's not much info to be found in books etc. as this type of glass from VSL wasn't and still isn't, very popular. I guess it's often considered to be related to the Studio Crystal by VSL but it's not.

The label and signature Studio Crystal were given to pieces done during demo's and are at the bottom of the market. Studio pieces that were not done during demo's were catalogued under 'Art & Design' and perhaps it's part of these series. There was a whole philosophy and theory behing the A & D series, I've mentioned a bit about this movement over here

Some pieces designed by Juliette Féard, executed by Antoine Cimino have similarities, but i'm just guessing here, and they are displayed in catalogues dating from 1995-2005.

Nice size though.
Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by bOBA on June 17, 2017, 10:58:47 PM »
I think M is likely on the right lines. According to google Roberto Camozzo worked with Raffaeli and the signature refers to both. High end glassmaking from the island of murano it seems!

Glass / Re: Huge signed 3 fish charger
« Last post by flying free on June 17, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »
maybe some link with Elio Raffaeli however the signature doesn't 'seem to fit from my brief searches.
I do think the last word is Raffaeli on yours and a number of fish pieces come up on a search of Elio Raffaeli.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Bagley "Rutland" pattern.
« Last post by Anne on June 17, 2017, 08:46:47 PM »
No worries, sorry it took a while but we got there in the end. :)
Glass / Re: Blue trailed vase
« Last post by AndyD on June 17, 2017, 08:31:46 PM »
Mine appears to be one blue, I would say teal. The top is very similar to your textured vase.

I was watching the auction online, if I was sure it was Mdina you would have had more competition  :) interesting that it was sold with another Mdina item, if I have the right aucton (there can't have been another)

I did buy mine to re sell but in no hurry, especially as I now have confirmation it is early Mdina. Had it not been it would have been a costly mistake though.
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