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Murano and Italian Art Glass443 of 1516Art BowlMurano Archimede Seguso Aventurine Frog ~ Signed
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    Posted 4 years ago

    pebble
    (31 items)

    I've seen a few similar items on here recently which inspired me to take a closer look at this little bowl.
    When my Mum was clearing out my Grandma's house, this was in the pile destined for a charity shop unless any of us wanted them. I've always loved this sparkly little bowl and was fascinated by the patterns in the glass. I remember it always being there so I suppose it's from the early 60s or before.
    It's black on the outside, and the sparkly silver and coloured glass are underneath a layer of transparent glass.
    The sticker says "Genuine Venetian Glass, made in Murano, Italy".
    It sits on a chest of drawers beside my front door and sparks joy and fond memories :)

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    1. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Looks like something that Dino Martens did.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous!
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      Hi Pebble - hold it up to a bright light... may be purple, not black... Cheers, - Bob

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/207398-pair-of-mid-century-venetian-glass-bowls
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      FABULOUS !!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Fantastic bowl Pebble. I would look at this everyday!
    6. pebble pebble, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone your your comments and clicking "love".
      Bob - I tried that last night but the outer layer appears to be completely opaque. I'll try again if I can find a stronger light! Also see the one I found in the link below, it says the outer layer is red.
      Deano - I found this link to an identical one, it mentions Dino Martin too:
      http://www.bigashtray.com/product/mid-20th-century-venetian-art-glass-ashtray/
    7. pebble pebble, 4 years ago
      Interestingly, this site and another I found has this style attributed to AVeM, and says that it is often wrongly attributed to Dino Martins. This originates from an error in a book that has since found it's way into other books. Fascinating to see how this can happen!
      http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/murano_glass/avem_glass/avemglass_home.htm

      http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=2381
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Lovely Bowl Pebble! As you know the decor is called Tutti Frutti. These are frequently, and incorrectly, attributed to Dino Martens. This is similar to what you find on eBay where everything is called Murano - when in fact they're not. There is a possibility that it is AVEM as you know. The label is generic, and the piece dates from mid-century to early sixties.
    9. pebble pebble, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the input Rick, that backs up what I've been finding when I've been looking into this.
      Thanks also everyone else who's stopped by :)
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I love learning something new, I am so used to the murano style lamps which uses those coils and seeing this really shows their mastery of glass !~
    11. pebble pebble, 3 years ago
      I have since found another two of these, I must post them!
    12. modfather modfather, 1 year ago
      it is AVeM

      bizantino style

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