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Bamboo vases
« on: April 14, 2007, 12:46:20 AM »
Some while ago I found a pair of pinky/brown vases in a bamboo shape - see pics here: http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-729 - they stand 5½" tall and have no maker's marks on them at all.  I've searched and searched to try and find who made them and today had what looks like a breakthrough: another pair on sale on eBay - a boxed & labelled pair! The seller says they are labelled Saxony, Made in the USSR - see http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250101308255 - which are also 5½" tall.  So, has anyone heard of Saxony glass please and in what timescale (other than pre-breakup of the USSR?) - they are not listed in Ivo's little book. 

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Re: Bamboo vases
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 01:35:09 AM »
They are not listed in Carolus Hartmann's book"Glasmarken Lexicon" although he does record a "Saxonia Werk, vorm. Insam & Co. who made Einkochglas (whatever that was). Dates not known, located in Germany.
There is nothing like that in any of my three books on Russian glass. And Saxony glass is not in Pickvet's Encyclopedia of Glass and not in Glass A to Z.
Saxony, of course, was not in Russia.
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Re: Bamboo vases
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 01:41:40 AM »
It might not be the original box?

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Re: Bamboo vases
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 12:10:26 PM »
Might Saxony be the name of the range, rather than the name of the maker/area?
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Re: Bamboo vases
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007, 03:00:27 PM »
Most likely as Saxony is an anglicisation of the German Sachsen and USSR is also an anglicisation. Look for an English or American importer using the name. The State of Saxony was abolished in the East German division but has been reinstated since.

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Re: Bamboo vases
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2007, 11:10:56 PM »
They are not listed in Carolus Hartmann's book"Glasmarken Lexicon" although he does record a "Saxonia Werk, vorm. Insam & Co. who made Einkochglas (whatever that was).

Thanks for checking that, Angela. The nearest I can get to Einkochglas is One Cook Glass - presumably meaning only heated once, or could it be glass made by only one person, like lampwork? (Glassmaker help needed here methinks!)

There is nothing like that in any of my three books on Russian glass. And Saxony glass is not in Pickvet's Encyclopedia of Glass and not in Glass A to Z. Saxony, of course, was not in Russia.

Again, thank you for looking it up in those. I'm thinking Saxony is the trade/range name perhaps, as Lynne said above... a bit like my elusive Astra Glass earlier turned out to be.

ps they look more like Scandinavian to me. But then, if she has a box!

That was my first thought as well but the colour doesn't seem to fit too well which the other Scandi stuff I've looked at. It's an odd pinky/brown, not a proper pink nor an amber brown.

It might not be the original box?

That's true enough Cathy. Mine weren't boxed when I found them, but the fact that there's a pair on eBay and I have a pair made me wonder if they were originally.

Most likely as Saxony is an anglicisation of the German Sachsen and USSR is also an anglicisation. Look for an English or American importer using the name. The State of Saxony was abolished in the East German division but has been reinstated since.

Ahhhh that's true, Frank.  I think this may be a longer search than I first imagined it would be!  ::)

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