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swfinluv1's loves845 of 3309Skrdlovice - Frantisek Zemek ( 5593 ) 4-legged art glass vasePaolo Venini Inciso Bottles c.1955
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    Posted 3 years ago

    scottvez
    (877 items)

    This is a nice heavy glass crystal vase-- it is 8" tall and weighs 2 1/2 lbs. It has a large purple cased center portion (test tube shaped) and shows an amber reflection into the crystal portion. It is heavily faceted and polished.

    It shows a heavily scratched bottom from years of use. To me, it looks like something from the 1950s, but could be later.

    Any help on dating or identifying is greatly appreciated. No marks at all on the base.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 3 years ago
      I usually see these attributed to Mandruzzato:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/155474-mandruzzato-sommerso-faceted-vase
    2. welzebub welzebub, 3 years ago
      I believe your vase is a 1960's/70's geometric cut vase by Mandruzzato, an Italian company based on the island of Murano. They were founded in 1956 and initially produced lighting fixtures. In the mid 60's and on they primarily produced decorative glass items such as this. This shape was made in a variety of color schemes.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Agree with the above....and Beautiful
    4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks to swfinluv1, welz and rose-- agree with your ID. It sure looks like Mandruzzato.

      It really has some weight and shows quality throughout in the construction!

      scott
    5. welzebub welzebub, 3 years ago
      I have the same piece in a red inner with a sommerso layer of Vaseline/Uranium glass and then a thick clear exterior. They are nicely done pieces.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Class glass Scott.
    7. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 3 years ago
      Very nice Scott. The rare browns are coming out. Loved Karen's. Now I have to got look at Weltz's. :)
      Thank you for sharing as it's an new glass name for me. :)
    8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Thanks much racer and goodfind-- appreciate you both looking and taking the time to comment.

      scott

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