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Offline Andy

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Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« on: July 17, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »
Very happy today, desperately wanted this bowl at auction, came with few other bits,
see pic 1, farmer with a broken chopper, another with bowl of ducks, i will pop them
on the Murano board.
The Beautiful Elephant is in a fantastic minty green, irridescent finish ,
its all handmade, bowl is 6 inches across, Dumbo is 6 inches tall, Thick heavy, 1.8kg
It did come with a matching Pestle, luckily i dont think anyones ever used it, as no chips at all.
Theres wear to base, I estimate 1930s-50s.
Its not signed, but, its so unusual and pretty, im hoping someone may have an idea who made it.

Enjoy,
all comments welcome,
Cheers
Andy
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 04:01:11 PM »
And 4 photos are just not enough!
 ;D
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 06:00:34 PM »
It looks a bit small to be a pestle & delicate, are you sure they go together? Still nice though


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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 07:04:14 PM »
Cocacola bottles in Africa? I've made a mere and poor experience
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 10:03:36 PM »
If they do go together, might it be a snuffer for putting out cigarettes or cigars?
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 06:27:47 AM »
I think Shannon might be on the right track there

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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 12:13:02 PM »
Hi,
im pretty sure they go together, glass is identical.
Im not sure about the snuffer for a smoker, as a smoker for 30 years until 1 year ago ;D
Shannon, im leaning towards it probably being Italian , whats your opinion on that?
Under uv light there is a very very faint glow, but hardly worth mentioning.

Thanks,
Andy

ps, Pamela, sorry, dont understand your message :huh:

pps, Frank, do you want pics for the zoo? or do you need a definite ID ?
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 12:42:27 PM »
Yes please, other figures too. One of the functions of the Zoo is provide an ID resource so unknowns are there too, just waiting for the day when...  :D
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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008, 12:51:50 PM »
Cocacola bottles in Africa?

Do you mean Ngwenya Glass animals, made in Swaziland from recycled drinks bottles?

http://www.ngwenyaglass.co.sz/

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Re: Prettiest ever bowl! Theres an ELEPHANT in the room!
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 01:11:27 PM »
Thanks Nic,
Pamela i understand what you mean now. :D
Super website. There are some fantastic and beautiful animals on there :o Very Impressive !

I dont think its where mine comes from, he looks a bit more like Dumbo

Andy

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