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Author Topic: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom - ID = Heron  (Read 1028 times)

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Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom - ID = Heron
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:22:51 AM »
Hi all - hubby and I bought this recently.  It's pretty big and heavy for one of these (6in/15cm tall and 1162g in weight).  As you can see from the photographs the stalk is a pale pink irridescent glass and the top is a beautiful dark blue mottled irridescent glass (see the second photograph below) - it's really lovely which is the reason we bought it, not our usual type of purchase!   We've not got a clue who made it - we know the obvious makers of these items but haven't been able to work out what the distinguishing features might be in order to ID it - IOW, Ditchfield and Avondale spring to mind but I'm sure there were plenty of other companies also making these.

Any help in IDing this would be appreciated :-) TIA

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5646 (side on view)
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5645 (top)
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5644 (underside)


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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 11:08:53 AM »
I think it sometimes helps to also work out who it isn't

So it definitely ISN'T Wedgwood, Heron, Mdina.  I don't think the shape is right for Ditchfield either.

But I certainly do like it!  Good buy Pip (aka Pip's hubby...)
Thank you very much!

Lynne
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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 05:00:37 PM »
That's helpful - cheers Lynne :-)

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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 06:12:59 PM »
Pip, i think it could be Heron glass  :-\

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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 06:27:01 PM »
Do you think so Sue?  All the Heron glass ones I have seen have been more rounded and curvy?

Edited:  just had a look, and the current production http://www.qualitygiftsuk.com/Heron%20Glass%20Colours.html
certainly does have the look of yours Pip!

Thank you very much!

Lynne
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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 06:29:55 PM »
I think Sue could be right here - having checked the link she gave it looks VERY much like a large Heron mushroom in Azure.

Well done Sue - the GMB bloodhound strikes again!

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Re: Large Irridescent Glass Mushroom/Toadstool
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 06:37:38 PM »
And definitely proves to me that my memory is not to be trusted!!!   ::)
Thank you very much!

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