Tall teardrop vase from Alberto Donà. This vase is created with a technique of striping spirals of glass with side pontil passages to create a web-like design. A few Fenicio strokes to create the feather effect. This requires high temperature glass coating and just a handful of maestros can reach this dimension.
Base and other identifications and references: No label. No signature on the base. Manufacturing quality and kind of glass and materials used identify the maker as Alberto Donà with no doubt.
Evaluation assessment: This is a three color technique; the other vases from Alberto Dona mostly use a two color technique. The black (nero smalto) striping has some flaws, a few on the front part and more on the back. For this reason it is safely rated two stars. Please look at the pictures, the piece keeps its beauty.
Height: 78 cms, about 31″
Weight: circa 11 lb
Rating: ★★ (for rating details click here)
Creator: Alberto Donà (Artist and maker)
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin: Italy, Murano
Date of Manufacture: circa 2001-2010
Materials and Techniques: Art Glass, filigree, fenicio, varigolato.
Condition: Pristine. No aging signs detected.