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Offline karelm

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Re: Butterfly weight, impressed glass
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2007, 11:49:16 AM »
That is really impressive Wolf!!
I found the reference here: http://www.wildlifegift.com/crystal_butterflies.html
But it is a bit ambigious as it say retired are availible if you order more than 20 ??? I presume this would mean they from Maleras?  Has your butterfly got a ribbed edge?
Connie - It is intresting that they are hand carved, apparently it is a special glass that was developed for them.  I have also now found that the shading is sandblasted.  So not pressed or acid etch as I first thought!
Lynne I dont know how come they are cheap if there is so much hand work involved but they sure are impressive!!!
Thanks for all the info!
Karel
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Re: Butterfly weight, impressed glass
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2007, 12:01:36 PM »
Hi Karel, here are the ones available on ebay UK at the moment.... don't you think the Masquerade is wonderful!

Mats
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The masks seem to make quite a bit more than the more usual animal intaglio weights.  Here's one if you really really feel like splashing out  :o

Argus L/E

I can't see any other silvery ones like yours though.


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Re: Butterfly weight, impressed glass
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2007, 12:03:49 PM »
But it is a bit ambigious as it say retired are availible if you order more than 20 ??? I presume this would mean they from Maleras?
MJ does a large range of animals and plants - so his Maleras butterfly could be different from the earlier Kosta version: I just don't know if he would be allowed to produce the same design, done for a company, later in his own business.
Whatever - it is not on their stock list any longer, but if a larger quantity is ordered, they'd do it for you.

Has your butterfly got a ribbed edge?
Yes -  vertical - though minute.
BTW - dimensions of my butterfly are 91 mm dia and 23 mm high, and I guess the 72 in "99/72" implies the year it was made.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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