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Murano and Italian Art Glass1252 of 1544Early MURANO Glass Corroso(?) Vase w/ Label Cherry MURANO Bowl With CANES- Who dunnit?
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    Posted 8 years ago

    twentiethc
    (22 items)

    Unusual Venini Art Glass Vase. Depicts a Ladybug in the center of a Flower (or grass). Signed, "Venini Italia". This is only the third one of these I have ever seen; I'd love to know who designed it. Approximately 8" x 8".

    All glass; no paint.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning vase :)
    2. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68. My wife agrees; she adopted it as her own when she saw it :)
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome twentiethc :) I would done the samething she did:) and would have not given it back :) lol:)
    4. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Moonstonelover21, charcoal, vetraio50 : Thanks for the loves.
    5. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      DrFluffy, thanks for the love.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I have seen that signature before. I am trying to find where I found it. The two R's! I have an idea but am not sure because I have not found reference to his working at Venini.
    7. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      aldo78, Thanks for the love.
    8. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      vetraio50, I actually though the 2 R's was a simplistic representation of a ladybug :)

      What I have found to-date is as follows:

      One very similar piece was sold back in May 2013 from the collection of Laura Venini Hillyer (Daughter of Paulo Venini).

      There was also a retrospective exhibition (Novantesimo Venini) on the decades of Venini 1921 - 1911. Another nearly identical piece was a feature of the exhibition.

    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi! I have now seen the Laura Venini Hillyer bowl of May 25-26.
      Thank you.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I think I have it!

      The Italian word for Ladybug is "coccinella" .
      There is another for sale in Italy that mentioned the series that it comes from is called 'Primavera' or Spring.

      That led me to this catalogue entry that suggests:
      Öwe Thorssen e Brigitta Karlsson
      Vaso della serie “Primavera“ con decoro di canne verticali e, al centro, una murrina a forma di coccinella, 1973/1974 circa.
      http://www.porroartconsulting.it/pdf/Porro_asta_68.pdf

      Lot 64.
      Bibliografia: F. Deboni, I vetri Venini, Torino, 2007, fig. 310
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      OT and BK rather than two R's!
    12. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Vetraio50: Fantastic research! Thank you so very much. I see the OT (Outer "O" with "T" in the middle), and the BK (both conjoined with the "T"). This fills in all the gaps nicely!.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      You're welcome 20thC. It has been 'bugging' me since you posted it!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Catharsis!
    15. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Perfectly understandable. I've been on research crusades for exactly the same reason myself. My wife says it's a sign that I'm obsessed ... but then I tell her I'm only obsessed until I figure it out :) Odd, that never seems to make her feel better ...
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi again!
      I was wondering about your comment:
      "I actually though the 2 R's was a simplistic representation of a ladybug :)"

      Perhaps the ladybug in the centre of the bowl is actually a "signature cane"?

      I can see the OT & BK within the bug.
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      obsessed
      adjective = absorbed, dominated, gripped, caught up, haunted, distracted, hung up (slang), preoccupied, immersed, beset, in the grip, infatuated, fixated, having a one-track mind.

      Yeah that's it!
    18. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Guilty as charged ...
    19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      This one's so lovable!!!
    20. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      Thanks to austrohungaro, mikelv85, robinlee, and Vintagefran for the loves.
    21. TuxedoParkJunkShop TuxedoParkJunkShop, 11 months ago
      Doing a little research and you just solved my mystery - seven years later. Thank you vetraio50 and twentiethc. Will post a photo of the piece no longer in question!

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