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Intricate "Flora Form" Opalescent Murano Glass Candle Holders by "Salviati"/ Circa 20th Century

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Well for once I've found a pair of something. I've heard there's nothing sadder than one candle stick. These came from Salvation Army and for once Christi didn't have these waiting. I found them all by
    They are really beautiful and very intricate. The glass has an opalescent rainbow of colors to it. A bit hard to light so the colors show up clearly. They are quite heavy for their 5" tall size. There is a rough edge (sharp!) pontil on the bottom with a smoother center. No damage at all. Just a little green candle wax that has dripped into a few hard to reach and clean places. I have a hunch what they might be, but not confident enough to put it in print. With all due respect , I don't want to run the risk of being severely chastised by our CW glass -Mike-

    Note: Special thanks to LeahGoodwin for confirming my "hunch" as to who made these, so I can now post them with a proper ID :) -Mike-

    Antonio Salviati
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    In mid-19th century Antonio Salviati, a lawyer in love with the mythical lagoon city, decided to revitalize the Venetian glass industry that was overshadowed by both English and Bohemian glass. In the 1859 he founded the «Salviati Dott. Antonio fu Bartolomeo», in Sestiere Dorsoduro 731. Supported by Lorenzo Radi and with the artistic direction of Enrico Pondio, the company developed a new method of making mosaic with glass, which rapidly reached great success in European courts and capitals before spreading in America and Asia. Made by Salviati were the mosaic tesserae used for decorating the St. Paul Cathedral dome and the Hall of the House of Parlament in London, the Opera Theatre in Paris and many others. The company was sold in 1987 and the name Salviati and Co, was sold to a French company in 1995.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      lol..... Thanks, Leah and yes I saw ozmarty's pink ones in the image gallery online. It's kind of weird seeing your own pieces too. That was the "hunch" I mentioned above. I saw the green ones as well on ruby lane but they sold so I couldn't read the description. No marks or labels on these and I'm not even sure of the year but Murano Salviati it is without question. -Mike-
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      ..................... LOVE ................ WOW

      Would this finish be called *Iridato*? just wondering as my Murano Figurines have that type of finish too..... found those at Sally Ann ??? Good Find!!! Can I go shopping with you....LOL
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Thanks Rose :) .... yes Salvation Army (Sally for almost nothing. A couple of dollars even with a few other items. Christi almost always discounts anything I buy :) ! I don't expect it or ask either unless I see damage. These are perfect too. Since they separate everything by color these almost disappeared against the white shelves and the myriad of other white items they were grouped with. I must have walked by them several times before I picked them up to take a closer look. -Mike-
    5. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      Awww they are so pretty
    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      Put some candlesticks in them and enjoy a nice cozy meal with the Mrs :)
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      You're so romantical
    8. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      You really meant to say comical, huh :^P

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