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    Posted 7 years ago

    Rick55
    (130 items)

    A while back, I purchased this Murano Blackamoor figurine. I had never seen anything like him and fell in love with his uniqueness and vibrant colors. He was manufactured by Artistica Soffiera Vetreria - Barovier
    Seguso Ferro circa 1933-1937 -which are the only 4 years the company was in business- before becoming Seguso Vetri D' Arte. His upper torso, face and legs, although made of glass, have an almost metallic iridescence to them. I believe the red, green and blue are pasta glass but am not certain. He is in excellent condition and stands over 11"tall, weighs 2 lbs. and retains his original gold foil label. I would appreciate any additional information you can provide.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      A++++ Find with the Label!!! Love it
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you Anita and aghcollect.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Just WONDERFUL!

      That is the first time I have seen an FBS Venetian sticker too!
      Thanks for sharing this amazing item!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Thanks....Just call me Rose.....LOL

      Superb find!! Can you post a close up of the label for us here!!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      If you love Murano Art Glass -- Check out Fossilfly forum here:

      http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/

      ....and you might want to post your item there too, as I am sure Charlie there would like to have that label in their label section (as I do not think it is there...?):

      http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=5
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind words vetraio50, and for the loves austrohungaro, sklo42 and racer4four. Rose... How can I add another picture to include a close-up of the label?
    7. MacArt MacArt, 7 years ago
      amazing piece!

      couple of notes, "pasta glass" or glass paste or "pate de verre" is made using different method, it's produced in molds so in a sense it's highest grade of pressed glass, and this figurine is all made from hot glass from furnace.

      and another point - it probably would not be appropriate to say that "Artistica Soffiera Vetreria - Barovier Seguso Ferro" became " Seguso Vetri D' Arte" because Barovier family is one of the genuinely old glass producing dynasties (read 13th century) and is in business still by name Barovier & Toso.

      congrats on the find, it's truly magnificent!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the kind words MacArt. Like I said, I believed the glass to be pasta glass but was uncertain. Thank you for the clarification. As far as Seguso Verti D' Arte, I was basing my assumption on the timeline reflected in in "Murano Magic" http://www.boglewood.com/murano/producers/segusovetri.html which shows Barovier Seguso Ferro S.V.A (1933-1937) immediately followed by S.V.A (1937-1973). I guess I must have misunderstood it.
    9. MacArt MacArt, 7 years ago
      I'm glad I could help! took a look at Your collection, some impressive stuff, keep on!
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @Rick55 -- Just post another post here with the label and make it 2/of 2 with a link to this post also.

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