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Offline Sandra

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Help..who made this art glass bowl? - ID = Made in China
« on: September 29, 2007, 09:04:41 PM »
Hello,

I'm hoping someone recognizes this small art glass bowl. The sides are quite thick around the opening & it has a ground & polished base.

http://home.accglobal.net/~jsf/artglassblue.jpg

http://home.accglobal.net/~jsf/artglassblue2.jpg
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Re: Help..who made this art glass bowl?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 09:08:47 PM »

Hi Sandra,

Looks like a Kosta Boda Atoll votive to me: http://www.midnightsun-designs.se/default.asp?page=kostaboda-candleholders.asp

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Re: Help..who made this art glass bowl?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 09:28:18 PM »
Wow! You were fast.

It does look like an Atoll votive.

Thank you, Della.
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Re: Help..who made this art glass bowl?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 03:32:45 AM »
Hi Sandra and Della,
I don't think this one is the Kosta Atoll range though, because the waves/clouds should be thicker and more opaque, and the profile is slightly different. There seem to be a few lookalikes.
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Re: Help..who made this art glass bowl?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 05:10:16 AM »
Hi Cathy,
Very observant! I knew there were copies floating around and have always been unsure as to how to tell the difference. Will buy with more confidence now. Are the copies coming out of China, I wonder?
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Re: Help..who made this art glass bowl?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 12:25:59 PM »
Hi Beryl -
I'm afraid I don't know where they come from - it's another case of something that I've seen in a homewares shop somewhere, unfortunately. I have about three of the Atoll bowls somewhere, which is why I'd noticed these lookalikes with the thinner, more transparent trails. They're possibly not so much of a direct copy as an influenced design or just coincidental similarity.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 05:32:42 AM »
Hi Cathy, I agree with you.. this doesn't look like Atoll. At all.  ;D
Atoll colours are more cloudy,the clear glass is just about glimpsed, the actual glass mass is thicker and the rim is "softer". Your'e spot on 

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 06:56:53 AM »
Thanks - I've had attacks of insecurity lately!

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 04:27:44 PM »

Thank you, Cathy :hug: I wasn't even aware that there were look-alikes on the market  :-[

Well spotted!!!  :hiclp:
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 01:16:42 AM »
 :hug: back at ya, Della! The beasties have started showing up in cheaper homewares stores - a couple of years ago?

Meanwhile, we've hijacked a thread! We'll shift the Atoll section of this thread over to the one in Scandi glass soonish.

 

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