Pair of Pale Blue Swirl Vintage Murano Moretti Empoli Vases 1950's ono



2018-06-04 21:49:46

So lets start with something possibly a bit controversial to other sellers of Murano out there ...  that these vases are not Moretti, Murano, nor Empoli ... in fact not even Italian. 

I say this because I've researched and had this confirmed by an antiques and collectables expert. More notably, expert Mark Hill has written a piece on it. 

These are in fact Chinese, however, they are definitely vintage and of good quality. 

They were made by the company Snowflakes based in Dalian and though the body is not hand blown, the stunning ethereal smoke-like swirls are applied by hand and unique to every piece, the opaque pastel blue was popular in the 1950's.  

These two are also in excellent condition and have been well cared for, no chips or cracks at all. 

There's beautiful leaf and scroll clear detail adorning each side at the base of the neck too. There's an opaque white core, with the thickness of the coloured layer giving the strength of the colour. The bodies are cased in colourless glass, making three layers. Finally, swathed all around the body are the different coloured smoke-like curls and swirls, which remind me of a watercolour paintbrush dipped into water, they're elegant and sublime. Hence the multitude of photos I've posted with this ad. 

Measurements are: 

H 21cm apx / 8.5" and 11cm at its widest / 4.5".

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Quantity : 1


$66.55 €57.03 ¥7285



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