Clear glass polar bear signed Elio - Raffaeli perhaps?

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Clear glass polar bear signed Elio - Raffaeli perhaps?

Post by RVsaid on June 1st 2014, 11:20 am

Hi

A stylish 16 cm long clear glass bear with etched Elio on base. The signature looks rough but I think it is genuine and looking around I'm thinking Elio Raffaeli.

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Post by Nic on June 1st 2014, 10:00 pm

Yours looks quite shaky and cautious, like it was done quite slowly.

This is an Elio Raffaeli signature - looks too different to me:



Even clearer examples are a lot more confident in execution:

http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=265&pictureid=4391
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Post by RVsaid on June 2nd 2014, 9:02 am

Some more marks, I'm not convinced with the single name ones at all.

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Post by Nic on June 2nd 2014, 9:07 am

Interesting that another sketchy-looking signature has turned up, also on a cristallo animal, and too far away to reasonably be the product of a single naughty person with a Dremel.

If they're both Raffaeli pieces, possibly they're from somewhere other than ARS (where most of his work hails from)?
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Post by Nic on June 2nd 2014, 9:11 am

The basic styles of the signatures are the same - they're both forming the letters to the same end - its just the execution that's decidedly wonky.
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Post by RVsaid on June 2nd 2014, 9:30 am

I totally agree on both points. I have dropped his studio an email which they may or may not respond to. His site now states that he takes his time to 'sign all pieces personally' which is suggestive that there was another arrangement previously.
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Post by Nic on June 2nd 2014, 10:18 am

Artists signing their own pieces is not always a good thing - the great Fulvio Bianconi's own etched signature looked like it was executed in a darkened room whilst drunk.

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Post by RVsaid on June 2nd 2014, 10:21 am

Big Laughter
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Post by RVsaid on June 3rd 2014, 8:53 am

Good morning Sir,

Without doubts itís NOT Elio Raffaeli ..
Have a nice day,

ARS MURANO srl
Marina Raffaeli
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Post by cookiepops on June 8th 2014, 8:42 pm

lots of fake sigs about unfortunately
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Post by RVsaid on November 12th 2014, 8:51 am

Nuts sent it to a car boot for re-sell and just Identified it today. E Lo it's an Ekenas piece
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