The maker is a master glass artist G. Toffolo. The pair are in excellent condition. The pair are figurines and are made of Murano Glass, from the island of Murano, in Venice, Italy
They both are 17.5in. tall. Females dress stands out at 6"wide. The base for both is 5"dia.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A pair of vintage Murano hand-blown glass Flamenco dancers
manner of G. Toffolo, Murano, Italy, second half 20th Century
The white-bodied figures with vibrant costumes in cobalt and black with gold-colored glass, the female figure with kicked out train, both on gilt bases.
Each 17 1/2 inches high, each on a base 5 inches diameter
CONDITION: both appear to be in good condition; value assumes no breaks, repairs, chips or losses.
PROVENANCE: acquired from an online auction
$ 250-350 for the pair
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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I do have a third piece that seems you might of missed. It was listed the same time of the Flamenco pair. I have an appraisal on the second one. The third one is a Murano Glass blackamoor candle holder, kneeling with a cream color skirt. I used my third credit on that piece. Unless, my question to you is the Flamenco dancer pair, is that considered one credit or two? I had used one credit for the Flamenco pair and you appraised that and one credit for the single standing blackamoor candle holder. So then I used the final third credit on this murano glass blackamoor kneeling piece which I have not seen an appraisal for yet. Regards Tony
It looks like there was refund for the kneeling double-light candlestick. There was another appraiser who has also been working on your Murano figures - I can't see which ones they have or haven't finished but let me know if you'd like me to ask our customer support to review your account.
No they are NOT signed.