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Large Square Italian Art Glass Bottle-Vase/Amber Glass with "Scavo" Finish/ Partial Label "Cenedese" ?/Mid Century

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    Posted 7 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    I've been looking at this all week, but somehow I never paid attention to the partial label on the top inside edge. I read what was left and saw "made in Italy" so I bought it with my reward points which gave me a 50% discount. The body is square 6" x 6" and it's 10" tall. It's an amber gold glass finished in a powder oxide technique called "Scavo". It makes the piece look pitted and old as if it had been buried in the ground like old Roman glass you see in the museums. I think it's a quality piece. What's left of the of the label says "......RTIN what looks like the bottom of a "V" an "E" and maybe the bottom of a "Z" "Montelupo Fio........... "MADE IN IT.... I've looked online and all I can find is Montelupo is in Tuscany somewhere and they do ceramics but no mention of glass. Mystery solving time again ! -Mike-

    Scavo Glass Technique
    "This glass imitates the effect caused by long periods spent underground. During manufacture, a mixture of several powders is dispersed on the surface of the object at a temperature of about 800'C. These add the special effect of opaqueness and colouring. To improve adhesion, the piece is heated again..." from F. Deboni's book, MURANO , page 372.

    Thanks to vetraio50 for filling in the blanks on the label. At least the bottom half. It should read as follows:

    ARTINVETRO ....(INDUSTRIA VETRARIA SNC ?)
    Montelupo Fiorentino
    MADE IN ITALY

    0571542018
    Via Cervi Fratelli 68, Montelupo Fiorentino, Firenze, Toscana, 50056
    Montelupo Fiorentino
    Firenze, Toscana

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks nutsabots6 :)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Montelupo Fiorentino.
      Artinvetro Industria Vetraria Snc.

      0571542018
      Via Cervi Fratelli 68, Montelupo Fiorentino, Firenze, Toscana, 50056
      Montelupo Fiorentino
      Firenze, Toscana
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      OMG that's incredible !! Thanks so much vetraio50 :)..... you're a gentlemen and a scholar ! I knew it was something special !!
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Bet it was signed on the top half of the label, but by who ?? Maybe Cenedese from what I've been reading.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Vetraio to the rescue again!

      Cool vase Mike!
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Sweet!! Love it!!
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the "loves". Still trying to pin down an attribution and a year. Now that I have a where I'd like to know who :) -Mike-
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Wooow, vetraio already said everything I had to say here :) He really is amazing!!!
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much Austro :)...... but do you recognize the designer or am I missing something in vetraio's info. I really couldn't find much else about this piece.
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      No info about the designer, sorry :$
    11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Love it ;-) cool !!
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks sd :)

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