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Author Topic: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?  (Read 1594 times)

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Offline Della

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Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« on: June 27, 2007, 09:47:58 AM »

Hi all  ;D

This lady was obviously part of something and I presume that she had something under her feet and something above her head. I can't find anything similar, so I thought that I would pick the brains of all of you.  ;)

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_queen.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_queen1.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_queen2.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_queen3.jpg)
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She is 260mm tall and very heavy.
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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 10:11:45 AM »
She looks like a bottle or decanter top.... ;D Im thinking she may be Nefertiti if that helps with a future search.

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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 06:30:58 PM »
Thanks Trudy & Tony  ;D

I still haven't found anything similar under Nefertiti, Trudy. I think that at 10 1/4" in height she is a little large for a bottle stopper though  ;) ;D

She must have had a base though, and a top. There are remnants of gold paint around the edge of the protruding top piece.  ???

I will keep looking.

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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 08:36:22 PM »
Della, I was thinking part of a chandelier or something?  Chandeliers often have interconnecting parts, so it's a possibility perhaps?  :)

I have to admit, it'd be a very exotic chandelier though!
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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 08:10:16 AM »
Hi Della,because of Howard Carter and the discovery of king Tut's tomb, in the 1920's people were fascinated with all thing's Egyptian, i think your figure was a table lamp with the base missing and the top would have maybe held a glass globe, but i'm probably wrong as usual  ::)

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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 12:50:02 PM »
Hi Della,
how about a comport stem? That would account for there being fittings at both ends of the figurine. I can imagine this figure as the stem or columnar support for a very chic deco style comport.
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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 01:04:59 PM »

Hi Max, Sue & Marinka   ;D

Well, Annelies says lamp, I thought maybe comport, but never thought of chandelier.
When I saw that Sue C had replied, I got really excited, because if it is out there, Sue normally finds it, or something similar. I am still very grateful for all of you input  :D
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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 01:57:49 PM »
HEY!!! i hav'nt given up yet!!  :P :-*

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Re: Satinised Egyptian Queen. What was she part of?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 11:32:26 PM »

 "I think that at 10 1/4" in height she is a little large for a bottle stopper though  ;) ;D"

Hey Della,

I suggested the bottle stopper because of this one that I own...
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3423

As you can see its quite tall...and the base on yours was what reminded me of this one too..same base that looks like it fits in a bottle neck. The one I have is Murano, maybe they had an Egyptian series too! :)
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