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VENINI MURANO OCCHI VASES CIRCA 1960

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    Posted 3 years ago

    Rick55
    (129 items)

    Recently, I had one of those "holy moly" moments. This pair of vases came up for auction but were unidentified. I immediately recognized them as a pair of highly sought after "Occhi" vases designed by Tobia Scarpa for Venini circa 1960. Although it appears like a simple design, it requires a highly skilled glassblower to achieve the Occhi (eyes) pattern. Each square is a clear and red murrine. They are laid out on a marver in the desired pattern, rolled and fused to clear glass while at the same time keeping the murrine properly aligned. I guess this makes up for those pieces that I had to have and over-payed! As always, thanks for looking.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      HOLY MOLY INDEED !!!!

      EXQUISITE !!!!

      CHE BEGLI OCCHI !!!!

      SCARPA IS FABULOUS !!!!

      CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

    2. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks Kevin, I was in the right place at the right time!
      Thanks for the love caper, Aura, Scott and Ho2, it's appreciated!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      These are TREASURES !!!!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      ~ WOWSER ~ Rick.....These are Murano MASTERPIECES !!! And a PAIR !!!!!!

      So Glad that you were at the right place at the Right time -- You Deserve it !!!!!!!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      .....DROP dead stunning artistic glass Rick ---------->> as you can see by this link. Ca- CHING !!

      http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/tobia-scarpa-for-venini-an-occhi-5779337-details.aspx
    6. CTreasures CTreasures, 3 years ago
      Beautiful!!
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous glass, lovely shapes, and so very pleased for you, Rick.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Blown away Rick! Congratulations.....knowledge deserves reward occasionally!
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      What a way to start the New Year Rick !..These are wonderful ! :)
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for the lovely comments and continued support Rosie, CT, Peggy, Karen, and Mike! Also, thanks for the love Caper, Lee, EZa and Swfin, it's all appreciated!
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Just my color! They could not have gone to a better home. :)
    12. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 3 years ago
      OH WELL!!! CANCEL THE FIREWORKS TODAY ... I JUST SAW THEM HERE ...
    13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      Why thank you Rick... Happy New Year to you and your family as well ! :) -Mike-
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the kind comments and love Bonnie, Bill, Radegunder and Mike... You guys as well as all the other members, make it so much fun being a part of the CW family!!

      HAPPY 2016 TO ALL!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      stunning rick and Happy new years!!
    16. Vladimir Vladimir, 3 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR RICK!
    17. Deano Deano, 3 years ago
      Happy New Years to Rick and his lovely bride!
    18. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you Deano, Vlad, Sean and Budek... I wish you guys all the best in the upcoming year!
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2k7hKvaW0
    20. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Yowza! I learned something today! Now I know what to look out for! Congratulations!
    21. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Hello Rick...collector of great glass..thank you for constant support over the last year...I would like to wish you and your lovely family and very Happy New Year....Penny!...:-)
    22. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Great glass,indeed! Thanks Rick for all your supporting comments , hope the New Year will bring you much hapiness !
    23. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Happy New Year Rick !!
    24. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the well wishes and love Radegunder, Nice, Celiene, Peggy, Ivonne, Mani and Roy (for the video)! The same to you guys!
    25. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Happy New Years Rick to you and your family, all the best in 2016.
      What a beautiful find, congratulation.
      Miss you on my Post.....:-(

      Can we make the peace in 2016

      Alan
    26. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
      Thanks a lot for your wishes. A Happy new year for you and family. I do love this rare pare of vases so original.
    27. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the well wishes Alan and Silvia, and all the best to you!

      Yes Alan...
    28. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      Well Done Rick, they're beautiful!! Happy New Year!!!
    29. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much Ken, and happy New Years to you my friend!
    30. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 3 years ago
      Beautiful !! You just keep hunting and sharing. No need to reply to loves here.
      The knowledge you guys have gives me a headache. In a weird good way. :)
      udasmartones
      :)
    31. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much OGF! You always have such thoughtful comments... Thanks! Also, thanks for the love Anna, Bonnie, Official,Mani and Ho2, I appreciate your guys support!

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