This is a unique group, the Artemis hunter and Siren are part for sure of the same group because of the exhecution and the detail of the handle.
The larger vase might or might not belong to the group. It should represent Melpomene, the muse of Tragedy, but also the mother of the sirens/mermaids.
Maybe it’s the Attenone drama representation.
Balsamo Stella worked at Salir in 1929 than probably back in the 40s when he was directing the art institute of Venice. S.A.L.I.R director said the use of stars in the engraving was a signature of Balsamo Stella because of his family name. This group is on a consignment basis and cannot be sold separately.
Expertise and verifications are to be planned. Extremely rare as a group, a vase identical in shape and with the same mermaid but with moon was shown at the show: Cronaca di un lusso necessario. Art Deco a Forlì.
Guido Balsamo Stella per Manifattura Salir. This is the Coppa Sirena e Luna and it’s dated 1925-1928. Mermaid and Diana Huntress subjects can be found at the Getty museum. Both dated 1925-1929.
Drouout had a bowl with similar Artemis subject.
Large Melpomene vase diameter 18,5 cm height 28 cm
Artemis/Diana vase diameter 15 cm, height 28 cm
Siren bowl diameter 16 cm height 20 cm.
S.A.L.I.R. (Manufacturer), Franz Pelzel (Author), Guido Balsamo Stella (Designer)
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Engraved Murano Glass
Good. On picture you can see some fingerprints that I did not want to clean due to the preciousness of the piece. .
Wear consistent with age and use
7.28 in. (18.5 cm)