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Beggars Hand vase - did Portieux make this?
« on: August 15, 2007, 12:22:40 AM »
Can anyone tell me if this blue Beggar's Hand mini-vase was made by Portieux or did someone else make them. I've also attached a picture from the 1933 Portieux catalog which shows quite a different base to mine (picture courtesy of the West Virginia Museum of American Glass).
You can see a bigger version of both pictures at http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/beggarshand.html
I would appreciate help with this. Did Portieux produce a different version in a later catalog?
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Re: Beggars Hand vase - did Portieux make this?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 03:10:41 AM »
Hi Angela,
Try PK, many articles over the last nine years regarding these, in Siegmar's fine publication.  http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/kontakt/bestellung.htm
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Re: Beggars Hand vase - did Portieux make this?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 01:53:35 PM »
I have searched through the Pressglass-Korrenspondenz  that I have (1998 to 2004) and found several Portieux catalog pictures, but they were all of the same hand as shown above, with a quite different base to my Beggar's Hand vase, which is the kind we find quite commonly.
I did find out that Portieux called these "porte-allumettes" which I think means either a match holder or a spill holder.
Has anyone seen a Beggar's hand item with the beading and patterning round the base as shown in the catalog picture? Or one like mine with a makers' mark on it?
Marinka Bozzec and I need this information for the article on Glass Hand Vases for the Glass Museum (forthcoming soon).
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