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Author Topic: I call it Dotted Swiss  (Read 754 times)

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Offline glassyknowl

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I call it Dotted Swiss
« on: August 13, 2007, 10:27:13 PM »
Hello again,

I've gotten so inspired by all the postings on this site, that I left my familiar pottery binging to add this piece to my collection. A little education could get me in trouble, but I think think this was worth picking up. I know nothing about glass except that I like it and hope someone could help with some info. Sorry for the American dimensions & weight. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks and I can't find my converter.

This lovely piece is about 7 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall, weighs in at a whopping 2 1/2 pounds. There are bubbles in the white "dots" and under magnification there are the tiniest little fractures around the white. The dots are closer to the inside of the dish/bowl. I've nicknamed it (now I know I'm addicted, when I start naming pieces) DOTTED SWISS, because it reminds me of the fabric (I'm a costume designer and just can't help myself).

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/dishnit/dotted%20swiss%20glass%20bowl/edgedot1.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/dishnit/dotted%20swiss%20glass%20bowl/topdot2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/dishnit/dotted%20swiss%20glass%20bowl/bubindot2.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/dishnit/dotted%20swiss%20glass%20bowl/bottomdot2.jpg

I've really enjoyed the hours spent on this site. It's truly amazing :o :clap: :clap: :clap:

Glassyknowl :)


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Offline Carolyn Preston

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Re: I call it Dotted Swiss
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 12:23:37 AM »
Okay, point number one -- it's lovely!!!   

I believe, based on the shape and the under lips (for lack of a better description) that it is Murano. But I am a newbie, so somebody might come and change my mind  ;)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: I call it Dotted Swiss
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 06:30:15 AM »
I think Carolyn's right. What an interesting technique! It looks like frit (glass powder) around air bubbles, but I could be wrong. Dotted Swiss out of Murano sounds good to me, but we need a Murano expert to confirm

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Offline glassyknowl

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Re: I call it Dotted Swiss
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 02:30:23 PM »
  :) Thanks for the response. It really looks great on my sideboard and there it will stay. I think those glass artists are simply amazing. Makes my pottery look somehow mundane in comparison. Hopefully someone will make an ID. I really like to know what my pieces are.

Thanks all,
Glassyknowl :)

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Offline Ivo

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Re: I call it Dotted Swiss
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 02:45:36 PM »
I think it is by Formia, Murano - but no guarantee that they actually made it themselves..

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