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    Posted 8 years ago

    scottvez
    (878 items)

    I posted this after seeing a post last week of a Kralik centerpiece with a glass chain connecting smaller pieces.

    This Venetian Dolphin centerpiece was originally made the same way. It had a glass chain that connected to smaller pieces. If you look at the back of each dolphin head, you will see a clear glass loop. This was where the glass chain connecting to the largest piece.

    The centerpiece stands 10 1/2" tall and is in excellent condition. It does have some darkness in the bottom of each dolphin stem, showing that it was actually used to hold flowers.

    When I purchased the centerpiece, I didn't know it had anything missing. It is still a favorite in my collection and displays well on its own.

    The last picture shows one of my Venetian shelves in a display cabinet.

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks vetraio-- when you get a chance take a look at the other Venetian glass I have posted.

      Scott
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      ...shows us a whole new dimension to your collecting ! VERY nice.
    3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      OK, OK, I hadn't been paying attention ! You have posted other remarkable glass.
      Where does the time go ?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Savoy!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Hedgewalker.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks scandinavian.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Hedgewalker.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Leah-- I have many other pieces of Venetian and Victorian Art Glass posted on Collectors Weekly that may interest you.

      Scott
    9. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Stunning !!!!!!!!!!! Love Love ! All your glassware looks superb as it is displayed . Thanks for sharing the Dolphin Scott :-)
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Manikin. I have some individual pieces of my Venetian collection posted (not all seen in this photograph).

      Thanks for looking and commenting,

      Scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks vetraio.
    12. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks huronia-- if you like Venetian glass, check my other posted items which include a dragon compote, dolphins, serpent, and a crab.

      Scott
    13. retro597, 8 years ago
      Love the old master glass of venice. Just saw a dolphin chalice I want...wrong color for me but I just love the glass. It appears the masters who did these things are gone or well on the way. I saw the newer pieces Scott and it appears the dolphins are being done by cane work and not the old method. I so prefer these older style dolphins, dragons, snakes and swans...they just have more character and bear no resemblence to cane work crystal animals which are sold at the dollar store.
    14. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the comments and looking, retro.

      Scott
    15. BOBCAVALIERE BOBCAVALIERE, 7 years ago
      HI SCOTT,
      GREAT LOOKING DOLPHIN CENTERPIECE!
      CHAINS ARE HARD TO COME BY. AS YOU KNOW THEY CONNECT TO THREE SMALLER DOLPHINS.
      CONTACT "GARDNER & BARR" THE MAY HAVE WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR!
      CHEERS,BOB.
    16. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Bob-- thanks for looking and commenting.

      I am not actively looking to "complete" the piece. I have looked at G & B in the past but haven't lately. If I find some time, I will check them again.

      Be sure to check out my other items. I have a couple of other Venetian pieces that may be of interest.

      scott
    17. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 7 years ago
      awesome collection...love the dolphins...
    18. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      Oh my god... That's ALL Salviati.... One of the top names in Venetian glass
    19. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      You knew that its all Salviati right?? I'm always looking for it when I'm hunting, and I'll spend a lot when I come across it. I think they were one of the BEST Venetian glasshouses of all time, INCREDIBLY appealing, artistic work.
    20. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Yep-- thanks for looking stillwater.

      scott
    21. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking bratjdd!

      scott
    22. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks moonstone-- I am a huge fan of early Venetian.

      scott
    23. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 6 years ago
      Scott, stunning examples

      Lee
    24. Moonhill Moonhill, 2 years ago
      Beautiful.....Love every piece
    25. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for posting your pieces and taking the time to look at this OLD posting!

      Here is a link to a Venetian Dragon Compte:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/23526-venetian-glass-compote-with-dragon-stem

      scott

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