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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 09:34:57 PM »
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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 02:27:23 PM »
The bottle with flowers is a different range, and I do not think your bowl is Xanadu either, Christine - similar though.
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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 03:47:38 PM »
Hmmmm I see what you mean Mark (and Sue)... but definitely Caithness... can't wait to see Frank's catalogue images. :thup:


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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 04:35:40 PM »
There are images of 3 Xanadu bottles in Lesley Jackson's 20th Century Factory Glass, p.49. They have heat finished rims and seem to be 3, 4 or 6 sided. The pattern also seem to be more "crudely" put together - although my opinion is that this is deliberate - primitive might be a better word than crude.
I've had this book a long time, I really like the Xanadu bottles and have been on the look-out for one for as long as I've had the book. No luck so far.
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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2010, 04:53:56 PM »
Not something I've seen round here either Sue, despite seeing a lot of Caithness locally.


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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2010, 06:27:26 PM »
It's obviously along the same lines as Xanadu though. My bowl is surprising complex. A clear gather has been rolled in what looks like a blue and white frit mix, then it's been cased in clear, and then the top two-thirds has been rolled in white frit.Then the top two-thirds has been rolled in blue frit and the bottom third in purple (there's no white under most of the purple, because I can see a bit of it through the base where the first frit coating is a bit thin). Finally it's been strapped in green, the strapping has been marvered in and the purple area has been smoothed. (or something like that)


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Re: Caithness bowl with strapping
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010, 10:52:15 AM »
One of my great pleasures in the world of glass is hearing collectors talking about how their pieces have been made and that can be very difficult with a subject as varied as glassmaking - not to mention the three dimensional process that results in a seemingly simple yet practically complex final effects. Having collected metals, stamps, ceramics and glass, I find coloured glass the most satisfying simply because of the complexity of combining the shaping and decoration as an integrated process.
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