Is my vase TK Maxx tut or Italian Treasure?

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Post by dazenno September 11th 2019, 12:53 pm

Hello!

i picked up this interesting, rather pretty and quite LARGE vase recently and am somewhat bamboozled by it's origin.

Initially I thought it may be 80s Italian but now I really don't know!

The white glass has a red to orange stripe and it sits on a cobalt blue footed base. Und
erneath there is a snapped off, rough pontil mark. It is approx 43cm tall and pretty heavy - getting on for 2kg I would have said.

Any tips would be MASSIVELY appreciated.

Thank you!

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Post by dazenno September 12th 2019, 12:37 am

must be a good un , else some o the heads on here wouldve surely replied? no?



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Post by chasdevlin September 13th 2019, 10:13 am

I'd say the rough pontil mark is a bad sign. That makes it much more likely to be far east.
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Post by NaomiM September 13th 2019, 12:21 pm

I think TKmaxx. I’m no expert in glass but I give those vases a wide berth. Maybe I’m missing out on a Treasure but without a signature on it, and with a rough pontil scar I pass it by

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Post by tigerchips September 14th 2019, 7:23 pm

The rough pontil may also suggest a small studio. I have seen unpolished pontils on modern Italian Murano glass. Seems to be nicely polished on the top rim and perfectly shaped. Not sure really.
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Post by philpot September 16th 2019, 6:14 am

The 'modern' Art glass market is a devilishly difficult one, especially when a piece is not marked. Also because such vast quantities of really good looking glass has been produced that are worth purely their decorative value.
This one reminds me of one I bought in a charity shop years ago. Beautiful looking great big large lump of glass which I paid £15 for. Went home really excited, rubbing my hands with glee. Only to be completely let down when research on the net proved that I probably paid too much!
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