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Offline zidori

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A New Size for the Catalogue?
« on: April 22, 2007, 01:04:21 PM »
Frank.
I bought this yesterday at our local auction house and when I was checking the website for the shape code (it is an FA is it not?) noticed that the tallest mentioned is 11 inches. This example stands at 12 inches - measured twice for accuracy.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6602

At the same auction, in a general lot of glass there was what I believe to be a Monart basket (pink transparent with mica flakes) - shape MH - and obviously someone else thought the same because I wasn't successful with my bid (at nearly 7 times the estimate). I will send you a copy of the link to the catalogue (Lot 1286) but with the sale having completed it might not be around for long. I would welcome your opinion as to whether my hunch was right. The base of the basket was typical Monart with polished pontil and flat outer circle. I wonder if the auction house have a picture which could be used for the catalogue?

http://www.scotlands-treasures.co.uk/taylors-auctions/viewimages.php?minlot=922&maxlot=1750&sale=CurrentSale&page=36

Regards
Ronnie


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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 03:38:00 PM »
Hi Ronnie

It certainly looks like an MH and a particularly nice one. Pity you got outbid!

Thanks for the size, I have updated FA sizes now. A nice big lump  :)
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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 03:42:47 PM »
Thanks for response, Frank.
I am still inexperienced when it comes to Monart Glass, though "chuffed" that I spotted the MH. Was bailing out at £140 a sensible decision or what? I know that the value of a piece can be said to be really a measure of how much someone wants it but would that be about the normal range for these pieces?
Ronnie


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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 03:48:25 PM »
I would probably have gone higher, 250 ish maybe another 30 to cover the additional bits that can be resold.

I think I have an MH in my embarrasingly large Ysart back-log. But I am slowly rebuilding the Ysart catalogues as part of Scotland's Glass as it give more flexibility, unlimited views per piece and faster maintenance. But it still remains a lot of work.
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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 03:50:19 PM »
lol , i was at that sale as well , i came out at £120 when i saw Ian who is a real Monart Lover Come into the bidding , ( its better in his collection than  me just putting it through the trade ) and was the underbidder at £140 on that green FA You bought , i only eneded up with that large green and orange PA vase that has impact damage to the base . Its exciting seeing something quite unusual comming up for sale in a tray lot of items  and wondering if you are the only one to have spotted it  ... obviously not  this time lol


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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 04:52:41 PM »
I wondered who was bidding for the baluster vase and was hoping they would stop, so thank you. I really wanted this one for my collection.
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Ronnie


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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 06:24:58 AM »
your welcome , i  will introduce myself at the next auction , you were in the second row with the light coloured jacket and walking stick??  i was at the very back of the hall ,  see you next  time  Greg


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Re: A New Size for the Catalogue?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 12:31:21 PM »
Yes - that's me! I won't be at the next auction (on holiday) but will be back in June so look forward to meeting you.


 

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