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Murano and Italian Art Glass1212 of 1506GOODWILL FIND! VENETIAN RUBY GLASS VASE ENAMEL ROMAN SCENE Signed Venini Art Glass Vase - Ladybug In Flower / Grass
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Picked this up today, found the label on Fossilfly but no attribution. The technique isn't corroso, its like its made to look ancient or buried. I used to knew what it was... Can anyone jog my memory??

    I think its an older piece.. Ground bottom. Label looks older than 60's. Anyone know who used this label?

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very EARLY ,maybe 1920'-1930's? , stunning:) vase .
    2. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      That's what I was thinking too, 20's-40's, but I didn't want to commit and make a fool of myself. I'm still looking for what that technique is called, its like they make it look ancient, not corroso though
    3. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      Label may be a vintage general import / export label, but I'm not 100% certain. The shape is reminiscent of the Cenedese label, but I have not been able to find any evidence of their having used this particular label.
    4. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Yeah, I'm going to post it on 20thCenturyForum and see if they can narrow it down. They're pretty knowledgeable over there
    5. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Do you know the technique though? Its not corroso
    6. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      I have several books at home; I'll check to see if I can identify it later tonight. I agree it is not "Corroso" ... probably not quite "Scavo" either.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Scavo means excavated. It's the general look of your wonderful find. But whether its the correct term I am not sure. Twentiethcentury is bound to find the correct term in one of the book. Interesting label. Shield form the rooster in Italian is 'gallo'. Good luck with it and keep us posted!
    8. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      I checked numerous sources, and cannot find anything that quite matches this vase in its entirety. The closest I can come up with is some sort of variant on "Scavo". As vetraio50 stated, it means excavated.

      That said, most Scavo pieces, such as those made by Cenedese and Seguso, tend to have a more prominent all over gritty texture. Almost like a fairly coarse sand paper. The combination of smooth and rough textures on your vase makes it a bit different.

      Still no further information on the label either.
    9. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Scavo! Yes, that's the term, its been on the tip of my tongue all day
      It may not be by Cenedese or Seguso then. I'll check their label history

      Thanks TwentiethC for spending your time to help me. I will continue my own research now that you've jogged my memory with "scavo."

      Thanks guys!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Don't discount Cenedese!
    11. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      I won't discount Cenedese, in fact, the have a strikingly similar contemporary label:
    12. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      My guess is the intent of the technique was likely aimed at imitating the early Egyptian alabaster vases.

      Fascinating piece!
    13. twentiethc, 7 years ago
      :) You're welcome. Happy to help.
    14. PinkThorn PinkThorn, 4 years ago
      Pulveri technique??

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