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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I purchased this pitcher at a local goodwill and I need help identifying whether it is murano or a potential designer. Very heavy. Thank you!

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    1. Master Master, 4 years ago
      Don't think it is pulegoso to modern .in my opinion it is not a professional piece just a copy
    2. welzebub, 4 years ago
      I would likely lean away from Murano as the source. Not sure where to look though. The highly polished pontil mark would indicate a reasonably high level of execution and attention to detail.

      Pulegoso is a technique, and not a technique defined by age. I would agree that the pitcher is done in the Pulegoso technique.

      From the Corning Museum Glass definitions:
      (Italian, from the dialect word pulega, “bubble”) Glass containing numerous bubbles of all sizes, produced by adding bicarbonate of soda, gasoline, or other substances to the melt. The bubbles make the glass semi-opaque and give the surface an irregular texture. Pulegoso was developed by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy, in the 1920s.

      I would add that there are varying degrees of Pulegoso, and not all have textured surfaces. Some are cased in translucent glass and are smooth to the touch. A couple of good examples of that are some of the Venini examples from the 1960's and also some Early Beranek production from Czechoslovakia in the late 1940's.
    3. lcirak lcirak, 4 years ago
      Welzebub thank you for your response! I really appreciate the information and your advice!!
    4. welzebub, 4 years ago
      Not a problem. My pleasure.... Always glad to help.

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