View Full Version : Found this treasure- anyone have info?
04-27-2005, 03:08 PM
I found this treasure a few years back at an estate sale. I was told it was about 100 years old. I would love more information on it. Who made it? How old is it really? What the heck is it? And of course, if anyone can guesstimate an approximate value.
thanks in advance for any help you can give me :)
04-28-2005, 11:36 AM
I like the vase, and I will check out a book or two for you to see if anything looks familiar. Off the top of my head though, I think it is a more current piece solely by the sticker and design, but I will look around for you. I had trouble making out the seal on the vase, what type of design is it?
Also, besides the sticker, does it have any other marks or engravings that may be helpful in making an ID?
04-28-2005, 06:55 PM
thanks so much for answering my post. The front gold raised is a lion's head and the back looks like a cluster of berries. When you look inside the vase, the glass from the front lion and the back berries meet in the middle of the inside of the vase - no other markings or engravings that I can tell.
thanks for your help :)
05-16-2005, 01:04 AM
The label "Hand blown Venetian Crystal Made in Murano, Italy" makes me think this is was created for export. I think it is probably generic, and cannot be atributed to any particular manufacturer without more info. However, it is a nice piece, especially with the grape and lion appliques, and is probably worth $25-$30.
05-16-2005, 06:53 AM
thanks so much for the help in trying to identifying this - I appreciate it :)
06-08-2005, 10:51 AM
I thought I would note that Seguso made wide use of the raspberry and lion face appliques, as I have seen them on other Seguso items and in books. To the best of my knowledge the label is NOT seguso, but you may want to investigate if further.
01-14-2009, 09:59 AM
I am new to this board and was looking around and found this old post. Just maybe to help someone out in the future I wanted to reply. This vase is a Gambaro and Poggi Vase. I found a paper weight on e-bay and the owner of it said it still had the original box and certificate with the Gambaro and Poggi name on it. The lions head on the paper weight is identical to the lions head on this vase. Thought I would mention it. They are trying to sell the paper weight for 49.99 so I think this vase is worth more than 20.00 or 30.00 dollars. I thought it was a quality piece when I saw the picture. It is not a generic piece that's for sure.
01-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Thanks for resurrecting this thread. The vessel was one of the ones made for Bischoff Brandy of Italy. It originally had a flame-type stopper with a small orb of glass on the end, but apparently the stopper was lost. I don't know if anyone knows who made these bottles for Bischoff. I think they were made before Gambarro & Poggi opened their doors. I'll have to check the dates, but I believe it was the 1950s.
I ran across this type of decanter and several others on a catalog page of Bischoff Brandy decanters. I was surprised.
01-14-2009, 04:01 PM
Wow, that is fantastic. You never know what you find until you open a book. That is really interesting TxSilver.
01-20-2009, 06:35 PM
Hi ,I just found exzactly the same vase on trocadero,please check this page
http://www.trocadero.com/stores/moltabellaglass/items/555873/item555873.html it will help
01-20-2009, 06:43 PM
its me again because probably they will not let you street to that page and there is name and number of the vase:Green Vintage Salviati Vase with Applied Lion's Head
Pre 1960: item #555873
01-21-2009, 08:20 AM
The different Bischoff Brandy bottles are often attributed to Salviati or Fratelli Toso. I don't know who made them. I'm not sure who knows for sure. I've never seen any definite attribution to anyone other than Bischoff. Bischoff Brandy came in various glass and ceramic bottles in the middle part of the century. They apparently contracted with companies to produce the bottles for them. Labels on the bottle say where the glass is made, but unfortunately, not who made them.
01-21-2009, 09:47 AM
I edited the link in your post, so it would do directly to the webpage, it had a few extra characters that broke the link.
Thanks to all for resurrecting and solving this, its always good to see an old thread reopened with new information. I have worked with Gambaro and Poggi in the past few years, they have a different label, but I do not know what their label may have looked like in the past. Accordint to their site, the company began in 1974.
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