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Offline David E

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French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« on: September 10, 2007, 09:50:55 PM »
Hopefully someone can help to identify this pressed glass candlestick figurine - I am posting this on someone else's behalf.

It measures about 18-in (46cm) tall and is opalique glass. The head and base screw onto the figurine.

From looking through a few books, it would appear Etling is a strong possibility, as it was known for producing producing draped nude figurines. Can anyone confirm?

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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 05:57:40 AM »
Hi David  ;D

I don't know who made her, sorry, but you have solved my riddle for me http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,16029.0.html Thank you.
I will follow this thread and see where it leads.  ;)
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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 06:51:24 AM »
I thought the word "opalique" was a specific Jobling term describing pressed opal glass? What I see in the picture is frosted or satinated pressed glass.

Figurine candlesticks were produced by most if not all glass houses  in France and Germany and it is a science per se. It definitely does not look like one of the top quality makes like Etling or Sabino. Other than that, the field is open....
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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 07:01:31 AM »
Ivo, my mistake for using the Jobling reference - can a mod alter the title to opal glass, please? I thought this was a generic term... :(

The candlestick was referred to me as being "clouded glass", and with the slight flash bounce making it look glossy it sent me down that path. However, I pre-empted this and did ask for clarification last night.
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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 07:35:11 AM »
Quote from: Ivo
I thought the word "opalique" was a specific Jobling term describing pressed opal glass? ...

Ivo — Jobling's Opalique was a colourless opalescent glass, certainly not opal, which I understand to be a non-opalescent glass coloured white, with a varying degree of translucency, depending on the context.

David — Is the figurine in your associate's impressive candelabra made of glass coloured white (opal), or is it the frosting or satination that gives this effect?   Della's figurine looks to me to be made of satinated colourless glass.

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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 07:47:11 AM »
As you can appreciate, I haven't seen the candlestick, but was drawing assumptions based on the photo - it does look like opal glass, not frosted, but I have asked the owner for clarification (who described it to me as "clouded glass")
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Re: French? Opal Glass Candlestick Figurine - possibly Etling?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 06:38:21 PM »
Despite the glass 'material': doesn't this look like a complete marriage  :spls:
The candle cups indeed look opaline here on my screen  :-[
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