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Murano Bullicante (air bubble pattern) 12" Handled Vase in Seafoam Green /Circa 1960's

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Posted 4 years ago


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Another score for sticker change Sunday at GW. Waited all week because I knew this would be half price today with it's blue price tag. Amazing it was not chipped or broken. It is so delicate. It does have some hard water mineral deposit haze around the neck which is tricky to remove. I found one online just like it on an antique auction site. So the ID is spot on. I checked the 20th Century glass website and it appears to be Venini -Murano but it's not signed or labeled. The bubble inclusions are typical of their work though. The handles are pencil thin but surprisingly strong. It's a beautiful pale blue green they call "seafoam". As I was leaving the store with this in hand a guy stopped and asked me what the sticker colors were. He saw the vase and said that it was a beautiful piece and that he had seen it as well. I think I beat him to the punch.... I felt bad, but just for a second.


  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    Really it!!!
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    Mike you really scored!!! I have been in your shoes...and felt bad..but just a second :) BTW you are lucky to have a GW that does discounting..none in California have it. XO
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Thanks Moonstone :) Well..not all GW's discount in Ohio. This one is in the Cleveland area so they also have a rewards card too. None of the others I shop at do any kind of discount. I'm not really sure of the reason. I think it has something to do with the stores size and if it's main store and not a satellite location.
  4. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Pity it's near the neck as I have found strident tablets to do the trick if it can be covered. Very nice.
  5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Thanks, Zowie I'll have to try that :)
  6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    Pretty... And I love the kitty picture...
  7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Thanks DrFluffy...and that's my Benji he's well over 20 happy and healthy !
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Yes it is and the pontil isn't rough either .
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Not if the label fell off :)
  11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    I think this one is smaller they don't give a size in the description. Shape is slightly different too. It seems too cheap price wise as well, but it is close. Venini did use clear labels and older pieces are usually etched on the bottom. The air bubble pattern is one of their designs. Here's the two links I looked at.
  12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    It was a starting point. None of the other Murano glass uses the bubble pattern that's why I went with Vernini.
  13. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Anythings possible. I wouldn't think the bubble technique was strictly used by Murano but the shape sure seems to be Italian.
  14. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Yes, I remember seeing pulegoso somewhere too. Glass drives me
  15. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    That's pretty, it's a tiny little thing. Wonder what it sold for. I think mine would be quite expensive unlike the first auction I looked at. It seems to be of better quality too.
  16. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Lost my internet connection for a bit........Yep you're right ! They become almost like narrow lines as they travel up the neck to the rim. I looked everywhere for a signature. The base's edge is very scratched so it's been dragged across a lot of tables over the years. There was a small sticky area were a label might have been near the neck.
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Mike the one with the link doesn't have the sticker on the vase nor they are showing the sticker , but you have to remember Venini glass is very very very expensive and I have to say the seller on that site doesn't say it is venini . I say they this is a very stunning vase , Mike as well be very very careful when buying this type of glass :)
  18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    That is true the label fell of :) but still be very very very careful .
  19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    I would say it is murano bullicante. but not venini. im just trying to help you :) its a stunner by all means.
  20. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Thanks for all the help everyone :) Seems Vernini is in question so I'll remove it from the title and still see if I can research the exact factory and artist.
  21. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    Hi glad I maybe was of some help, I hope it did work
  22. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
  23. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Thank you Aim :)
  24. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    You're very welcome :-)
    I can't believe something this beautiful lasted there for a week.
  25. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
    Me neither Aim...and to go on sticker change Sunday and get it for half price ! The collecting gods were smiling on me that
  26. Aimathena Aimathena, 4 years ago
    yes, indeed they did. LoL

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