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Offline Frank

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Re: Signed pressed glass zebra
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007, 08:20:12 PM »
Personally, I would be happy with one made last week if it was the same mould. Of course if the signature moved then the mould has to have been remade or at least altered,
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Re: Signed pressed glass zebra
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007, 09:04:19 PM »
Ok,
I'll ask Borek what info he has on this mould,
Marcus


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Re: Signed pressed glass zebra
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2007, 09:43:58 PM »
Hi Frank,
Yes, I am  certainly happy with this piece- but after looking through the modern reissues of artdeco glass or in some cases glass from re-conditioned moulds Ive just realised the scale of the reissuing- massive!
I wonder if it knocks the bottom off the vintage/ antique glass trade 'value' of so many pieces. Though in some cases (malachite most notably) the glass seems very different on the catalogue photos.
David


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Re: Signed pressed glass zebra
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2007, 11:28:54 AM »
It is inevitable that when people collect relatively modern objects that successful designs which can  span lifetimes will produce this dilemma. eBay sellers are happy to use the date the design was registered and not worry if the production was yesterday or 1890.

With the quality of manufacturing it is likely that some items made in the 1930's are indistinguishable from today's production of the same item and that is particularly true of mass produced glass - at least as far as superficial indications are concerned. If all the moulds are made from the same original model then they too will be indistinguishable.

I suppose this is a dilemma for some people but if you take your perspective as collecting design then it becomes irrelevant, after all, if a design is good enough then it will probably be found still being produced today.
Frank A.
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