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04-13-2006, 02:02 PM
Here's another piece that's giving me some trouble. It is very large and full of bubbles. It looks to be quite old and certainly rough. The pontil mark is huge and jagged. If anyone can help me identify what country of origin this piece is, it would be appreciated. Possibly too crude to be venetian? If this is the wrong forum for this piece, could anyone recommend another? Thanks for your time once again :)
04-14-2006, 11:59 AM
I don't know, but the glass reminds me of Mexico. Mexico does some really nice work. Their vintage glass tended to have lots of bubbles and a grittiness to the glass. Your vase has more detail than Mexican pieces usually have, however, so my guess is a very shaky one.
I like to try to work out these glass identifications. I think it helps us new folks work through the glasses of different countries. I hope that there are other ideas of who made this vase.
04-14-2006, 02:47 PM
Hi. The motif seems bohemian to me, Murano is usually more brightly colored and bolder. The bubbles seem random, many times with Murano you will see pugleso, a massive quantity of small bubbles that make the glass opaque, or a pattern of bubbles, but not often are they random.
04-03-2007, 05:52 AM
this is a lovely and very early piece of Pairpoint - American ;)
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