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Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2005, 08:40:26 PM »
:D Hello everybody, mine have proved very difficult to photograph! Actually, I think my favourite is my Allister Malcolm, bought at the Cambridge fair, but which is still in London. It has to be said, my favourite does change quite often, but here are three of the best.

This is HUGE, 22.25 inches tall. It's new and by an artist called Phil Atrill. It's called a distortion vase, and it has a very fine spiral of brown around the outside, with contour-like lines running from top to bottom in a bluish-white inside the vase, as well as the colours of blue, khaki and yellow in the body. It casts really wierd shadows.

http://tinypic.com/5bo9p3
http://tinypic.com/5bo9rb
http://tinypic.com/5boa3s
http://tinypic.com/5boa6g


This next piece is an Isle of Wight Studio Glass blue azurine axehead, again, pretty huge, 10.25 inches high, the same wide.

http://tinypic.com/5boabo
http://tinypic.com/5boad2


The last piece does not photograph well, it's too dark and you need to see the light coming through it to appreciate the patterns in the glass. It's Mdina, but quite an unusual piece. I really love it. :D

http://tinypic.com/5bobp2
http://tinypic.com/5bobr5

TTFN, Sue.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 12:54:38 PM »
This is easy!

My favorite is this lady, who although has a broken and re-stuck base, is wonderful.

I think she might be Murano, but the best bit is, if she was life size her derriere would be bigger than mine!!!! : :lol:

http://tinypic.com/5bwxlu


http://tinypic.com/5bww3c

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2005, 05:19:22 PM »
Quote from: "BJB"
the best bit is, if she was life size her derriere would be bigger than mine!!!! : :lol:

And for the generous proportions of her derriere, as well as the fact that she really is quite superb, I love her too!    :lol:  :roll:


Leni (supporting the praise of generously proportioned derrieres - those who know me know why  :lol:  :wink: )
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2005, 05:33:38 PM »
:D  8) She is very elegant indeed Barbara, especially her derriere, it's her tiny and long waist that leaves me a bit depressed!  :cry: I just wish women of gnomic proportions were considered "de rigour"!
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2005, 07:54:45 PM »
I'm so pleased that you like her too, I bought her at auction about 3 years ago. I know it was only beause she was damaged that I managed to afford her.

She looks quite Art Deco but I don't know if she is. She lives on my bathroom window sill on a little plate, so she doesn't touch the tiles.

Sue, don't worry, we all know the best things are in little parcels :D

Leni, its not so much the size of mine, its the shape.... shelf-like :roll:
 It keeps the rain off the kids :lol:

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2005, 05:42:06 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2005, 09:05:28 AM »
Hi all

http://tinypic.com/5d1i8j

It has been quite fascinating to see the various "my favourite" piece and I do agree with the many who expressed how difficult, if not nigh on impossible, it is to elect one piece to the place of honour. There are so many that have their own quality and therefore qualify but without the slightest possibility of finding any common ground to compare others with.... the only link being that they are made of glass.
Anyway I have long loved what I call the "ginger jar" shape.... it is very simple but to me both elegant and very tactile...with it resting on the table I love rubbing both hands around it.... and no ... dont do there :roll:  :wink:
Attached are 3 of the same shape Walther Lotos vases in very rare cloud combinations...
From left to right they are :-  violet cloud on amber/ orange cloud over tinted green uranium/ and red cloud over plain frosted
.....elsewhere I have another 5.... I think I can feel an obsession coming on here.....just as well they are not at all common.  
I also have a beautiful pair of Monart FA vases which are similar in shape but to my embarrassment they are currently in my sisters loft :oops: ...long story and boring....I must go and get them back.
I suppose also like others I could just have easily selected something else that does not look remotely like the ones posted.... but thats the other beauty of glass...the sheer immense diversity.


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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2005, 10:13:14 AM »
:D  :D  :D Lovely, Gareth! Also the plinths set them off beautifully. I've never seen vases like these before, and did not realise how fabulous cloud glass could be!
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2005, 10:26:00 AM »
They are great Gareth.

I like FA too :P (my initials)

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2005, 04:03:27 PM »
Hi folks,

I think that a "favourite" could be applied more easily if we were considering various categories of glassware, but that could end up with hundreds of choices. So here's my single "favourite" item from all of my pieces:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-11096

It's my favourite not 'cause it's good or anything, but just 'cause I made it - with a little (or a lot) of help from my tutor on the day. This wonderful "vessel" is also featured in another message, such is its versatility.

 :D
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