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Offline Frank

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Not everyones cup of tea! - Halama
« on: June 03, 2005, 07:30:12 PM »
One: Probably Czech :)
Two: Delightful primitive forms. 8)
Three: My latest addition to my collection. :o

Any ideas on maker :?:

http://tinypic.com/5ansyu  :wink:
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2005, 07:44:36 PM »
Czech alexandrite glass , 1920's looks like a copy, is it frank? if so most prob made by Frantisek Halama

a link http://www.halama-glass.cz/
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 09:10:00 PM »
It looks like the nude pieces made by Desna which is Czech, I think.


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Definitely Halama
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2005, 11:46:19 AM »
For lots more examples of all things Halama and Desna, see:

www.crystalbelleonline.com

Most of the stuff on ebay is probably from these factories.

I had an antique shop trying to sell me one here last year for $295 Aus, but available for $52 US at Crystalbelle.

Obviously plenty of buyers out there though, have a look at the Malachite vase here for $425, which you can find at Crystalbelle for $190.

www.decodame.com/decorativearts/glass_crystal.htm

Frank,

It should have "FH" in script initials etched on the base (Frantisek Halama).
Those sold by Crystalbelle also have "Belle" etched on base to identify the product they have retailed (Yes, I bought a vaeline glass version, and I like it!).

This is the story of my voyage of discovery of the "Three Nudes" box:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,102.0.html

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2005, 07:06:04 AM »
No marks or wear.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2005, 11:07:32 AM »
Frank,

In Halama's catalogue sheets that I have, the design is called "Summer Nights" - something that would be very welcome on a cold, wet night here in Oz!

The design on this "caddy" (as Halama calls it) is FH 1650, with Aquamarine colour being design FH 4001650 and Lapis FH 10001650.

According to the catalogue, it is also available in crystal, citrin, uranium, jade and alexandrite colours.

Rob


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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2005, 08:45:32 PM »
Thank you :D
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2005, 10:00:10 AM »
I first noticed a Malachite piece at an antiques fair down in the Cotswolds last summer. It was reasonably priced but I had a feeling there was something "wrong" with it. The dealer didn't know enough about it to convince me to buy it, which was probably a good thing. Then I started noticing similar pieces appearing at other fairs and it became clear that these were likely to be repros, as this and the other thread has confirmed.

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congrats i think you've solved your puzzle. Halama is a most likely source of pressed powder boxes with nude ladies. If FH is the signature it would suggest that it is a recent piece. Pre-war pieces would not be signed, neither would pieces from the communist era (>'90) when the factory was part of a large industrial conglomerate.


It is a pity that some people seem to be taking advantage factories like Halama and and misrepresenting their current production as antiques. This is not in Halama's interests, but as Ivo suggests, it looks as if they are making an effort to sign their current production to ensure that people are not misled.

This doesn't mean that everyone who is selling the reproductions is necessarily aware that they are repros. They may have bought them in good faith.

However, just as we know that down in Whitstable Bay it is very easy to add a signature to the base of an unsigned TK Maxx masterpiece, it is also not unknown for the unscrupulous to grind away the base of a signed piece to make it unattributable and therefore ostensibly more interesting! So if I were looking at one of these pieces I would be inclined to examine the base very carefully, particularly if there were no signature, to try to establish whether or not it had been signed when it left the factory!

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2005, 10:31:55 AM »
Yes. I believe that the person trying to sell me the overpriced piece had actually bought it in the belief that it could have been a genuine old piece, and thet she had certainly paid more than the equivalent of $52 US for it at an auction out here. (And presumably not much gets all the way out here at the other end of the earth!)

I guess this is one more instance of the value of the internet and this site - suddenly there is the opportunity to call on world-wide expertise for our inexperienced, (perhaps naive), questions, and advice is offered freely and with great tolerance.

The discussions are always interesting, and it is fascinating to see the level of knowledge which some people acquire in what, to me, seem fairly obscure fields of knowledge.

Thanks for letting me play with you! :D

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2007, 09:33:57 PM »
Della, we both had these boxes but I cannot find the thread in which we discussed them, another old thread is here:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,102.0.html

What stirred my interest was this one on eBay and then the finishing price...

http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110109092009

The same seller is also offering a Snow White & Seven Dwarfs, similar to the one in the Chateau Liberec auction (2801) €40-50 and I find a 1930's date hard to take for the subject - though not impossible.

All the on-line retailers selling these boxes are dead links now - so know way to prove the claims regarding the colours
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