Art Glass Vase Help. Longshot!

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Bdigger, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    Your very welcome.

    My greatest joy is being able to help folks with their antiques and stuff. This is the kind of find that makes it all worthwhile.

    I was a little concerned seeing it sitting on the corner of that table in your other thread. One stray cat...or elbow....

    I know I always say that my primary interest is American antiques but I've always followed the market for Quality Italian glass. Most isn't marked and the only way to spot it is to recognize the styles. I knew your's the moment I saw it sitting on that table.

    An important rule (of thumb) in antiques in general is the least important thing to look for is the mark. Learn the pieces, not their marks. I LOVE unmarked stuff.
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  2. 707susang

    707susang Active Member

    Don, I don't remember the details, just how disappointed she was. I remember her saying something like......lesson learned!
  3. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    WOW, what a great find and to think if Don had not ID'd your piece it could have sold for maybe 5 bucks? :(

    Congratulations :cat:
  4. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    I've got 5 bucks I'll give you for it:greedy::wacky:
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  5. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that.......if I remember right I paid $10 for it.
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  6. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Holy smokes.....good job!
  7. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

  8. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    Funny thing is......awhile back (maybe 2 years), when I bought it I posted it on the eBay glass boards trying to get an ID and didn't have any luck. Kept it around the house and used it as a catch all. Then packed it away for the move and forgot about it until it showed up today. I'm so glad I decided to check once more before I got rid of it.
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  9. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Nice piece! Went through a spell a few years ago where Italian glass was finding its way into my hands on a regular basis, never paid more than $6.00, most selling from $50.-$150. (with a couple of happy exceptions). Was fairly good at identifications and descriptions, a New York glass dealer bought several pieces and was happy to see that his prices didn't have huge mark-ups from mine.

    Share your feelings regarding 'gloaters' - have seen way too much of it in this business. Someone has been offering to buy a fairly rare piece of mine (lowballing, too) - even if interested in selling, just keep remembering his feedback on a piece that I didn't see until after sold rather cheaply, "Woohoo, rare ***, worth $***!". He's well known in his field, but that rude and hurtful comment has stuck in my mind for years...

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  10. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    That is just plain MEAN! :mad:

    The gloaters who bit ya in the hinney will get their KARMA :rolleyes:
  11. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    I heard from the Auction company today. They do want to sell the vase for me!
  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  13. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    I have sent the vase off to Rago's Auctions. It will be in their 20th Century arts auction on October 18-19th, Now we wait with fingers crossed!
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  14. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Terrific -- except we have to wait so long! Will cross my fingers for you!
  15. 42Skeezix

    42Skeezix Moderator Moderator

    I'm sure the wait will be worth it.

  16. janettekay

    janettekay Well-Known Member

    Great news !!! So happy for you.
  17. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

  18. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Wow, well done all around! Great ID, Don. Amazing!

    And very best of luck to Bdigger -- please keep us posted. We'll be rooting for a nice finish!
  19. rro2000

    rro2000 Active Member

    Amazing! So happy for you, Bdigger!
  20. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    I am SO excited for you!!!

    And so glad that your instinct kept the thing out of a tag sale. Oy!
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