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Author Topic: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?  (Read 1591 times)

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Offline Bt3d

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Hello, my first post here.

Is this painted glass vase made by JC Novaro? It's dimensions are 8 1/2" tall by about 7" wide, and it's pretty heavy. See the photos, I tried to include a shot where you can make out the inscription on the bottom. Looking at other works of his online the inscription seems to be similar - some online have his signature as well, but this one doesn't. I believe the date says 1995.

Thank you for any information you can provide, I appreciate it.

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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2023, 07:04:23 AM »
Hi Bt3d,

Welcome to the Glass Message Board.

Interesting piece, as you have found Novaro's work can be found signed Novaro only or with the addition of his scripted signature.

I suspect your vase is perfectly ok, however to be completely sure, I would email Biot glass in France, their details can be found in the below link.

https://www.verreriebiot.com/en/

Hope this helps,
Greg


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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2023, 08:24:17 AM »
Lovely vase but not painted: all the colour is within the glass, though applied in a painterly style

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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2023, 08:03:36 PM »
Hello Greg/Lustrousstone -
Greg, from your recommendation I reached out to Biot and a very nice woman named Fanny replied that it is a real Novaro piece, and a little extra info:

"This piece is a real Novaro vase.

It is a rather rare piece which was made using a technique of 2 firings with paint."

That sounds super interesting, I will definitely read more into that technique!

I wanted to thank you both for your replies and assistance.
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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2023, 09:03:02 PM »
You're welcome Bt3d, thank you for updating this thread.

Looks like a great piece!

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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2023, 08:17:07 AM »
I'm not convinced by the paint; it will be enamel or more likely frit. Can you determine if it is on or under the surface?

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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2023, 09:37:30 AM »
Depends on how you are defining ‘paint’, presumably he used a fine glass powder as the pigment. The paint will be cased within the glass. Nice vase with an interesting technique.

https://www.parkwestgallery.com/artist/jean-claude-novaro/
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Re: Identification Help - Authentic Jean Claude Novaro Painted Vase?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2023, 08:36:12 AM »
That's kind of my point: painterly technique rather than paint

 

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