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Murano and Italian Art Glass787 of 1552I Dream of Genie Bottles, Italian, 1950s/1960sCristalleria Fratelli Betti
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    Posted 7 years ago

    kivatinitz
    (293 items)

    I saw them and I fall in love. A decanter and six glasses in a very strang pattern. When they are illuminated from the inside the glass seems red-violet. You can feel the relieves of the decor, the mica glows golden with the flash but not under natural light. Please open the last two pictures. Thanks in advance for any help in identifying this set. It was purchase yesterday to Dora Caro in Belgrano St. Thanks to Welzebub now I know it is a Murano glass from the 70´s http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/murano_glass/vnason_glass/vnasonglass_home.htm

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    1. welzebub, 7 years ago
      Hello, What an absolutely fabulous set. The decanter and glasses are Italian, likely from the late 1960's or early 70's. They are by Vincenzo Nason. He formed his company "Vincenzo Nason & Cie" on Murano in 1967 after working for Venini. They are best known for a line of glass called "Avventurina", and this is a stellar example of that production. It is found in a number of bright colors including powder blue and an almost neon green.

      It can be difficult to find a decanter with a stopper, much less the stopper and a set of glasses.
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks again Welz for your kind information. Yes we were very lucky of finding the hole set though the decanter has a little chip on the top
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves AGH and sklo
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks vetraio and racer
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ivonne and Mikel
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      Wow Silvia! To find a complete set???!!! What a beautiful set and great find!!
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Awesome find!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks Rick and Virginia really we were lucky
    9. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      No matter who made this they are special
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ozmarty for the commentary and love
    11. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks to Sean and Inky for the loves
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very beautiful!!!! lovely colors!!!
    13. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean for the commentary. You know it is not only the colors but the different surfaces.
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome kivatinitz!!!! :)
    15. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      I just spotted some like this for sale in OZ
    16. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Italian-art-glass-decanter-glasses-lidded-pot-gold-inclusions-/201375003617?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item2ee2e2b3e1
    17. welzebub, 7 years ago
      I meant to add before, but forgot.

      The inclusions in the glass which you referred to as Mica are actually Copper crystals. What you have in this piece of glass is actually Aventurine by the true definition of what it was when the technique was discovered.

      A mix of glass is oversaturated with copper salts, and when it hardens the crystals of copper form in the glass. That is the original form of Aventurine. It is then broken apart and added to other glass in the blowing process, and it is those chunks of copper crystal infused glass that form these defined pockets of "sparkle" seen so clearly in these pieces.

      The term aventurine has been generalized from the specific use of copper, to the point of referring to mica, silver and gold foils and dust, and anything else that makes the glass "sparkle". Over saturation of chromium in a gather of glass causes green glass with chromium sparkles or crystals in it.

      Just thought you might find it interesting.
    18. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      I do really appreciate it so much your lessons Oz and Welz
    19. just_a_random_guy, 7 years ago
      I would want to keep them illuminated all the time! A couple of LEDs, a couple resistors and a battery would do the trick. Cheap and easy :-)

      Those are beautiful!
    20. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      a good idea guy
    21. just_a_random_guy, 7 years ago
      @kivatinitz,

      Cruise by Instructables for some real easy plans. Here's a link for "led throwies:"

      http://www.instructables.com/howto/throwie/

      If you search there for

      LED bottlecap

      Have fun :-)

      You'll find another trove of cool LED things.
    22. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      I do appreciate it very much this link..... Thanks a lot
    23. just_a_random_guy, 7 years ago
      BTW, I mentioned resistors earlier. This instructable has a very good explanation of why. It's a cool, color changing throwie.

      http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkies-Revisiting-the-LED-Throwie/

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