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Offline Martyn K

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ID please...

sandblasted (I think) surface with coloured trails and blobs, 21cm (8 1/4in) high, heavy.

1st word = Robert or Roberta?
2nd word = ****ter or ****ton or similar?
dated      = 2003

Maybe one for Adam A with it being signed on an unpolished base  ;)

Many thanks,
Martyn.

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 06:12:12 PM »
Could it possibly be Robin Smith?  Melting Pot Glass works in Lancashire, he works with another ex-Dartington chap Jeff Walker.   :huh:

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 07:03:01 PM »
I guess it's possible Max stylistically it has some similarities to his work (maybe a little simpler)....the sig does'nt quite look like Robin Smith to me, but I have'nt one of his for comparison...?

thanks for the idea.

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 09:07:53 PM »
 Checkout Robert Eickholt he is American, His early paperweights were just signed Eickholt and year ie 1990 but he does a lot of beautiful vases with more room on base for full signature but i cant say i have seen any with satin finish. google his site.Regards JP.

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 10:57:10 AM »
Hi JP,
That's another maybe...He does make pieces with 'etched' surfaces and it does look similar.

Points against are....most of his pieces seem to have ground and polished bases, from what I can see online I would say his look more detailed/complex and a bit sharper, also the signature shape on this vase just does'nt seem to fit with his but the 1st letter maybe an 'E'? The best guess I can make might be Easter, Easton, Feston. All that said you maybe right, if I could find a piece of his with the 'Robert' engraved clearly that might decide it...I'll do some more digging.

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 01:56:29 PM »
The maker is Roberta Easton - an Australian glass maker.

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 04:09:03 PM »
Hi Ross,

well, I had completely forgoton about this (don't even know if I still have it somewhere) but thanks very much indeed, it's a new name to me.

Two and a half years for an ID and I was only 3 letters short to start with and actually said it might be Easton a few posts later :thud:

Very much appreciated, but please don't leave it so long next time  ;)

*off to try and find it now*

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Re: Contemporary frosted studio vase...signed?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
2½ years isn't a record here - I think our longest ID's around 5 years later, Martyn! :24:  Good to finally have a result though, thanks Ross. :)

 



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