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    Dear friends! I have bought two glass products in Venice. 1. A plate with artificial ageing. 2. Imitation of the Roman vase. On both there is "brand" in the form of hollows. The seller has told, that it - Murano, 1920th years. Whether the truth it? I shall be very glad for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugeny View Post
    Dear friends! I have bought two glass products in Venice. 1. A plate with artificial ageing. 2. Imitation of the Roman vase. On both there is "brand" in the form of hollows. The seller has told, that it - Murano, 1920th years. Whether the truth it? I shall be very glad for the help.
    The design looks to be similar to the scavo technique, made to look as the object was excavated from ruins. I cannot vouch for the age of the item, but the "brand" is not a brand, but a pontil mark, where the glass blow pipe was snapped off during the creation of the vase.
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    Scavo is always difficult to identify without seeing a documented piece. So many countries made modern Roman or Persian-like pieces. I have the feeling the pitcher is modern, but I am not sure about this. It is very pretty.

    I have one scavo pitcher that I wondered about the age and source. It looks like a modern Persian-like piece. It tests a soft postive (pale yellow-green) with black light, though, so it was probably late 19th Century. I still don't know where it is from. These pieces can be so difficult. Sometimes what looks modern is old. I hope that you will be able to find documentation.

    Anita

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    Thanks for your comments, colleagues!

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