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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2005, 07:31:13 PM »
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Wow that blows my mind...........something so beautiful from old bottles
When I am able I would want one of these as my first Lotton
Were many made ?


Well, every once in a while you'll see one pop up on Ebay...and invariably the seller has no idea how rare their piece is or what it's called.   But they are fairly rare....Charles only made them in 1974 and 1975, so there aren't that many to be had.  Whenever I see one come up for sale, I try for it.  I only own that one piece in my collection.  A fellow collector just stumbled across one, almost literally...he was fleshing out a google search on "Lotton" and found a site that had one that they wanted $600 for...and it is over 10 inches tall, which is very large for this type of glass!   He ended up getting it for $540.  I think it would have been a good deal at twice that price.   And the stranger thing is that the collector (a recent friend of mine) didn't know what it was when he bought it.  He sent me photos of the piece, telling me about another Lotton piece that be bought because he liked the shape and the colors were interesting.  Of course I told him he'd hit a home run on the piece!

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2005, 12:31:34 AM »
Warner your info is fascinating. I love the beer bottle and magnesia vase. This is, to me, the ultimate in recycling glass.


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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2005, 03:53:17 AM »
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Warner your info is fascinating. I love the beer bottle and magnesia vase. This is, to me, the ultimate in recycling glass.


Thanks Anne!   The Persian Inlay pieces are rare, and should be quite collectible.  Here is a photo of one of the types of pieces that I really like the look of, personally.  This is certainly of Tiffany quality, and in fact in the early days of Lotton, even good auction houses were being fooled by some unscrupulous dealers looking to make a quick buck.  What they'd do is polish Charles's signature off the bottom of one of his pieces and put a phony LCT signature on it.  I'm sure there are some Tiffany collectors that unknowingly have an early Lotton piece with a fake LCT signature on it in their collection.  When this started happening more and more frequently, the collector who's collection I bought (Ken Catlin) suggested to Charles that maybe he should sign his pieces on the side towards the bottom, which he did for quite some time to prevent his pieces from being sold as Tiffany.   Here's one of the best examples of a pattern that he calls "Metallic Blue Tapestry".   For those that have the Lotton book, this is piece number 443 in the book.  Charles crafted this piece in 1978 - just look at the great colors on this piece!

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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2005, 09:57:25 PM »
Here is a nice example of an early (1976) Charles Lotton piece in mandarin red with king tut decoration.  It's a smaller piece (about 5" tall); I really like this one....took a bit of work forming it I'm sure.

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2005, 12:03:02 AM »
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Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd be thrilled to have this in my collection for sure. :)


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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2005, 01:20:36 PM »
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Wow! This is gorgeous! I'd be thrilled to have this in my collection for sure. :)


I like those a lot, too!   I have 4 like that in my collection....I think that one has the best colors of them all.  Thanks for all of your encouragement Anne!  I'll try to post a new photo of a Lotton piece each day.   :D    

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Here is the photo for today.  This is a close up photo of one of the Lava pieces.  This is about 8" tall and is mauve or pinkish in color.  I like the Lava vases with the "ripped top" like this one has.

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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2005, 04:27:56 PM »
:cry::cry::cry: All this glass is just wonderful, I bet I can't afford any of it and am never likely to see any of it in reality. It's very unkind of you to taunt me like this! :cry::cry::cry:  :wink:  :D

Really,  :D thanks ever so much for sharing it! :D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2005, 04:39:38 PM »
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:cry::cry::cry: All this glass is just wonderful, I bet I can't afford any of it and am never likely to see any of it in reality. It's very unkind of you to taunt me like this! :cry::cry::cry:  :wink:  :D

Really,  :D thanks ever so much for sharing it! :D



Well, I don't know what your budget is like, so I can't tell you if you can afford any of it or not, but if I'm right (and I hope I am!) then it's more affordable now than it will ever be!   :)   Just for you, I'll post another photo today.  This one is what's known as a "sunset" piece with a "drop leaf" design.  OH, and I want to let everyone know that if they have tried to sign up for the club recently (in the past week or so!) that the sign up form is not currently working and I did NOT recieve your submission!   I'm having my webmaster look at the form to see the source of the problem....I will post a new message on here when it's fixed.  Sorry about that!

Here's the sunset piece with drop leaf decoration:

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                   Thanks for looking!

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Another piece of Lotton glass
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2005, 02:41:32 PM »
As promised, here is yet another piece of Lotton glass.  This one is special (and is also one of my favorite pieces).  This is a very early "multi-flora" vase that was created by Charles Lotton in 1975.  I purchased this from a long-time friend of Charles who told me that it was the FIRST vase that he ever bought from Charles, now 30 years ago.  What makes this special beyond the story behind it is the color of glass - the base blue color used on this is uncommon, and also the color of the flowers (the peach colored flowers are quite rare).  In addtion, many of the early multi flora pieces had "muddy" looking flowers; meaning they commonly had a kind of "smeared" look to them.  These flowers are quite crisp and well-defined, which again is rare for an early piece of multi-flora like this.  The color combination is positively striking!

                              Let me know what you guys think of it!

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Re: Another piece of Lotton glass
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2005, 03:30:18 PM »
I'm assuming you want a piece made by Charles?   David's pieces and Daniel's pieces, and the grandson Jeremiah's pieces are less expensive than Charles' pieces but I'm assuming you're talking about a Charles piece.  Let's start with that assumption.  The Charles perfume bottles have gotten as expensive on the secondary market as they are in the studio...and they may be the ONLY pieces to have done that.  I think the reason for that is because he just doesn't make very many of them.  You can expect to have to give between $750 and $1,000 from one of Charles' floral perfume bottles.    As far as paperweights (with FLORAL decoration on them), they are in the same boat.....they are not very common and when they do come up for sale they usually bring around $300 on the secondary market.   My personal recomendation in the bang-for-the-buck category would be a multi-flora vase.   You can find deals on the small to medium sized multi-flora vases at times.   I just bought a 6" mutli-flora vase (with orange and white flowers, no less!) for $450, so it can be done.   You can find a larger multi-flora vase (but it will almost certainly have pink and white flowers on it) for somewhere around $1,000 if you look around.   Be discriminate though!   Try to find one with flowers that you are in love with.   I have gotten picky now about what color and type of flowers that I will buy them with.   I sold some nice ones when I bought the last collection that I bought for VERY good prices...some nice and rather rare ones I sold for $750.   In the studio, the price for a nice large multi flora vase would be around $2,000.   Look for a nice multi flora bowl to be close to twice that amount.   Right now, the secondary market is bringing about half of retail on most pieces.   For the blue piece above with the peach-colored flowers, I've been offered $2,000 for it and I'm not interested in selling it for that price.  If you tell me what you are looking for and all, I can probably help you find one at a decent price.

                         I hope this helps,

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