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Author Topic: 'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase  (Read 759 times)

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Offline Leni

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'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase
« on: May 24, 2008, 05:36:57 PM »
Anyone able to help with a maker for this vase I picked up in an antique shop today?  It was sold as 'Cranberry' but it looks to me like Ruby that has stretched out to look more pink than red.  I don't usually 'go for' textured, but the weird shape of this reminded me of a sort of lop-sided 'Bottle Kiln'  :D   

It's got two clear mould lines and has a nicely polished out pontil mark. 
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Offline vidrioguapo

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Re: 'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 07:43:35 PM »
Can't help with ID, but these are always on ebay described as Whitefriars !!!!  They always remind me of something pulled out by a surgeon!!!  Emmi

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Offline Leni

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Re: 'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 09:44:12 PM »
They always remind me of something pulled out by a surgeon!!!  Emmi
LOL  >:D  I can see what you mean, Emmi   :P  But I think I prefer my 'Bottle Kiln' description  ;)

Totally wrong colour for WF!  ::) 
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Re: 'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 05:17:42 AM »
No idea who is responsible for these but they began to appear in furniture shops and home decoration outlets around 8 years ago, as part of the fashion for a-symmetric design. The sheer volume of production suggests they were made in Poland, Romania, India or (here we go again) China.

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Re: 'Cranberry' (Ruby, really) textured 'Bottle Kiln' vase
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 08:50:49 AM »
Thanks, Ivo  :)

I know I've seen modern Chinese paperweights with 'properly' polished bases, but I guess it really puts the cat among the pigeons if the Indians and Chinese are starting to polish out pontil marks!  :o   'Cos everyone 'knows' polished out pontil marks = Whitefriars!  >:D  ;)  LOL!

Well, I guess I'll just put it in the spare room  ::) 

Leni

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