Murano glass vase trophy.

Aug 07, 2019. 15:03 UTC
Murano glass vase trophy.

Murano glass

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale

Murano glass vase trophy frosted very Rare mint no flaws. 15 3/4 inch tall 6 inch width 5 inch base


Calgary Alberta auction.

$300 - $500 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 2 days
Aug 09, 11:36 UTC
By Delia

Good morning, Dean,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the information and images provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Murano frosted white two-handled vase
signed "Maestri Vetrai" / Made in Italy on the foot
20th Century
15 3/4 inches tall; diameter of base 5 inches
Provenance: acquired at auction in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Condition: client represents condition to be "mint with no flaws"

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you for using Mearto.

Dean weiting Aug 09, 14:34 UTC

Maestri Vetrai made in Italy on bottom of vase.

Dean weiting Aug 13, 16:37 UTC

All the info you have given me is the same info that gave you.Would like to know the maker blower name age and
Your amount 300 to 500 is very low appraisal.

Delia Aug 14, 16:49 UTC

I have emailed an archive in Italy to find out more about this but have not yet heard back with information about the maker, blower etc.
$300-500 is what these kinds of Murano pieces are bringing at auction in the current auction market.

Dean weiting Aug 14, 18:54 UTC

Looking at some online Paolo Venini
$24.000.00 on sale for $18.000.00
Trophy murano glass frosted.

Dean weiting Aug 14, 19:15 UTC

Would like to see the one you talk about at a current auction.I Have never
Seen one the same as this one thanks

Delia Aug 15, 16:50 UTC

This was the closest comparable I found within the past three years at auction.

I went to - they are not citing prices but a very similar leopard-toned work is listed on eBay for about $50.
Where are you seeing prices from $18-24,000? Are those retail / antique dealer prices? Auction values - which is what Mearto provides - are always lower. I suspect those prices are specifically for Paolo Venini works, which do warrant high prices...but yours is only signed "Maestri Vetrai" which translates to "Glass Masters."
I'm still waiting on a response from the archive in Italy - it may take some time. In the meantime, if you can find a comparable work at auction and the price it brought I would certainly be willing to reconsider my valuation.

Dean weiting Aug 15, 23:00 UTC

Thanks alot.

Delia Aug 28, 11:25 UTC

Good morning, Dean,
The archive is not able to further identify the maker of this piece. I am happy to reconsider my valuation if you can find other similar examples that have sold AT AUCTION within the past couple of years. Otherwise, I think this appraisal has been resolved?

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