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Offline Roz

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I have two more bowls I can't identify.
The first one looked at first glance like an Arcoroc piece, but there's no Arcoroc name anywhere and it has the most wonderful ring. It's quite thin moulded (slumped?) glass, with a hint of the moulded pattern discernible to the touch on the inside, and it's 20 cms (8 inches) across the top.
The second has been sitting in my "what am I?" area for too long. I can't decide if it's just nice quality department store stuff or something a little better. There is absolutely no name or mark on it anywhere. I've been all over it with an eyeglass. It's irridescent in patches on the outside and plain inside. It's 12 cms tall and 20 cms across the top.
Any suggestions very welcome!

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6499
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6498
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6497
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6496

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I've seen the first clear, attractive bowl quite regularly for sale - often in a cobalt blue colourway.  Sometimes they turn up on the Whitefriars site with people asking if they're Whitefriars.  It's most likely a modern piece of glass.   :)
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hmmm the blue bowl reminds me a little of Royal Brierley Studio but the pattern's not quite 'right'.


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I have one of the bubble ones in the blue mentioned later above but it came with no label attached so no idea who made it. http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-717


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Thanks for the replies so far.  :)
Max - I agree they are modern pieces, but they're not current modern or available in any of the shops I browse regularly. Pip - the blue bowl is a little like the Royal Brierley irridescent pieces, but the different shades of irridescence are quite clearly delineated, whereas in the Royal Brierley the colours blend and merge together. Anne - your photograph of the blue one shows the bubbles more clearly than my picture. Does yours have that wonderful ring as well?
I look forward to more thoughts on these bowls.
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I have just found this vase on ebay, apparently by Royal Brierley.

Item 280104534432

The irridescent pattern on the vase is very similar to my bowl at the foot. Might the bowl be Royal Brierley after all?

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I saw one of the cobalt blue 'bubble bowls' with a circular sticker saying 'Genuine Original Recycled Glass - Made in Spain' on it today. 

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Max, looking at the thread today about the blue bubble bowl, the pic in the other thread shows a different thicker-looking bowl to those Roz and I have. Can you confirm which of the blues you saw with the Spanish label please?  :)  Link to other thread: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,14292.0.html


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Re: Bubbles and irridescence - help with identification of two bowls, please
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 12:29:05 PM »
Item 1 Bubble Bowl
I had also thought these were made by one of the many arms of the ARC International (France) empire except that I have in my notes that their items are amrked with France and a number. I wonder if that is the case for more recent production and for all brands within the group. There's also a chance these days that their items may not be made in France I guess as the "International" sugests.

Item 2 Iridescent Bowl
I have seen this shape many times online as well as at antique & glass fairs. I have no doubts that it is Royal Brierley. I have several pieces and the pattern does vary in it's sharpness.
Pete


 



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