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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: signed Seguso table lamp
« Last post by jonspencer on Today at 09:53:35 PM »
as I read your message now in front of another lamp I purchased at the same market as the supposed signed Seguso, it makes no difference to me if it is a proven Murano or not, it looks fabulous  ;D

that said, you are correct that the Seguso lamp was very likely rebuilt, there are 3 individual pieces on the base and they are not tied together with adhesive or a mechanism + there is a fancy new gold textile power cord.

(the attached lamp has 1.44 metres of clear glass comprised of 15 separate pieces on a quality base)
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This vase from George Bacchus (signed/marked) c.1845-1850 has a transfer printed picture which I am 99.9% sure was taken from Kirk's Outlines...
https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O6250/vase-george-bacchus-and/

and the reference source here (Plate L11):
https://archive.org/details/outlinesfromfig00hami/page/34


this marked transfer printed Geo.Bacchus and Sons vase also from Kirk's engravings and I recognise many of the other transfer prints on the pieces on the net as well as being from that Kirk's source:
https://www.wpitt.com/product-p/bch674.htm

Source of that transfer print here:
https://archive.org/details/outlinesfromfig00hami/page/24



However they are marked,  Geo Bacchus and Sons (apparently named that from 1841 to 1857/8 - yet to check source of that info) and they are transfer printed onto white opaline glass.

Mine is not marked.  It is blue opaline (I don't think it's English opaline) and my picture is matt enamel and is hand painted not transfer printed.

m
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: signed Seguso table lamp
« Last post by ardy on Today at 09:12:08 PM »
Jon, not sure the second signature is correct either. I had some examples of AS signature but they ain't there now! The fake Vase I bought from Japan had a decent copy of his signature, he signed only a few best pieces, the signature on my piece is quite small and neat.  I have several 'serious' pieces of AS and none of them are signed. Mind you there are pieces fetching 30-60,000 and I don't have any of those!
The bolt is not unusual unless it is steel mostly they are copper rod. Signed in the middle is unusual.
I have a collection of about 15 lamps I have picked up mostly labelled. I got scared re copies at one stage and went for labels as the only semi-safe solution.

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Here you go...  Here's an example of your taller piece from my photo files as well as a screenshot of the smaller....   Classic Archimede Seguso... Rick

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2m1abvmee/

Fantastic... thanks muchly for sharing those images Rick. Following the comment just prior to yours, I was starting to doubt again.

What do you make of the labels on mine though? (photos in first post).
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Antique SANDWICH POINSETTIA w Holy Leaves
« Last post by tropdevin on Today at 12:38:17 PM »
***

Hi.  This is not antique: it uses Caithness style canes for the garland.  Any marks on the base? Also, does any of the garland canes have a letter 'E' in the middle?

Alan
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Italian art glass floor lamp
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:29:56 PM »
This lampshade looks a bit '40s/'50s and a little bit Royal Brierley, to me.
I am beginning to wonder when I'll be able to see your home shining brightly at night...
from Scotland. ;D
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: signed Seguso table lamp
« Last post by jonspencer on Today at 12:26:38 PM »
the signature on the lamp looks relatively similar to others (see attached)

what I also found odd is the lamp is comprised of 4 pieces that are basically held in place by the long lamp bolt and a nut

the signature is on the middle piece of glass out of the top 3 pieces and not on the base or other pieces?
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: what is the bowl design referred to?
« Last post by jonspencer on Today at 12:12:09 PM »
glad to hear it might be a Fratelli Toso

these bowls and vases tend to be far cheaper without any Murano stickers on them  ;D
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Italian art glass floor lamp
« Last post by jonspencer on Today at 12:09:33 PM »
I have been buying some cool pieces at very moderate prices

what I am not buying is some seller's story about all things being Murano or Seguso or ????

vintage / antique lighting is what I am concentrating on now

not everyone needs a vase or paperweight but everyone needs a lamp or three  ;D
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Glass / Re: Nazeing tumbler cloudy glass vase or other?
« Last post by Baked_Beans on Today at 08:20:08 AM »
P.s. mine is 3 inches in diameter at the base area and about 8.5 cm at the rim .
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