View Full Version : Can you ID this purple vase?
07-13-2005, 07:42 PM
This vase is 12 1/2" tall by 4" wide it is a light purple colored frosted glass on the exterior and clear and smooth glass on the interior. It has six sides to the base. and a clear thick glass bottom. It is made of a very heavy glass it weighs aprox. 3 lbs. I was told it was Murano and was done by a French Artist who's name sounds like gral or pgral and that the artist is deceased. I do not have the exact spelling of the artists name that was how it was described to me. I have two of them the other one has a small round silver sticker and I was told that you could faintly see the name Marano on the sticker at one time. It has faded away now. there is some glue residue where there was two stickers on this vase at one time. This vase has a couple of small nicks on the front that can be seen in the photos the other vase has no damage. Neither vase has any cracks or chips in them.
07-14-2005, 10:32 AM
Can you post a picture of the other sticker? It may be helpful in narrowing down a mfr.
07-14-2005, 10:54 AM
Tinman, welcome to the forums!
A picture of the label would definitley help. The frosted exterior is somewhat unusual, but it still very possibly Murano. There is a lot of collaboration between artists around the world and Murano, so this sounds very likely. (Picasso colaborated with Vinini at one point.)
07-14-2005, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome. I have found your forum to be very informative.
Here is a photo of the sticker on the other vase. As you can see the printing has faded over the years.
I also included a photo of the vase showing the location of sticker.
07-18-2005, 03:16 PM
The label is hard to make out---it seems to have been 3 large calligraphy letters? Is this correct?
07-18-2005, 04:08 PM
I double checked the foil sticker again and I see no markings. What you are probably seeing is an indentation in the foil label that occured when it was applied onto the vase. I also looked on the bottom for any type of etched in information that may help date it or identify the artist or glassblower. It is blank.
They really are amazing they literally glow when you light them from behind. I am very curious about they're origin. Thank you for your insight. I will certainly post any information I find out about them. Tinman
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