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05-17-2005, 09:17 AM
I recently bought this glass sculpture in a junksale, it has a sticker Zanetti-Murano and is signed 'Oscar Zanetti'
It is made - as far as I can see - from a jar and other pieces of glass melted on it. Height: about 45cm
What could be the value of such a piece? I would be very grateful for any information relating to this strange piece
Koenchik - Brussels
05-17-2005, 10:21 AM
Do you have a pictures of the label and signature? Any other detail photos would help as well.
05-17-2005, 10:32 AM
That is a wild looking piece! I cannot say that I have seen anything similar to this, on an overturned vase. Post some extra pics if you can.
This is their website
05-17-2005, 02:47 PM
Thanks for your reply,
Will try to take some more pictures. This is a close-up of the signature, hope it is readible.
Looked at the website. Label is same as the company logo on the site. I understand there are 2 Oskar Zanetti's (grandfather and grandson). I guess this is the son's signature?
05-17-2005, 03:27 PM
The picture is clear enough....I agree, I would think it is the sons.
05-19-2005, 10:27 AM
WOW! WOW! WOW! According to the Italian Glass Century 20 on page 200, Heads like yours made by Zanetti are valued at $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 WAY TO GO!!!
05-19-2005, 10:33 AM
Here's a link to the page from the book
05-19-2005, 03:29 PM
Excellent find and welcome to the forums! I hadn't consulted my Pina book, but your right as rain! This is exactly why I created these forums, to have as many people as possible adding their knowledge and opinions worldwide.
Looks like your in the money! Congratulations!
05-19-2005, 05:54 PM
That was a pleasant message! I know very little about (Italian) glass and would never have guessed it was such a valuable piece!
I have no idea how to sell it however. I am from Belgium, are there any famous glass fairs in Europe? Or should I sell it in the US? My girlfriend is from Milano-Italy, maybe that is the place to go to?
Anyway, thanks again, you certainly made my day
05-19-2005, 11:44 PM
Try, Quittenbaum inGermany, there is another post on the forum about an Murano auction, they might be able to give you a lead.
Heres the URL: http://www.quittenbaum.de/eng/
01-12-2009, 09:50 AM
It looks like the value for this piece has gone down considerably, it estimated to sell at $1,000 Euro, or around $1500. I would be interested to see the hammer price after the auction.
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