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Offline Cathy B

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2008, 10:37:15 AM »
Tom, if you actually have a catalogue from Lucky Glass, and could post images, we would be forever in your debt! I hope it's still tucked away somewhere.

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2008, 05:39:40 PM »
Didn't find the Lucky glass catalog but found similar pieces in one from the 80's from Taiwan, Best World Inc. also found lots of other stuff in my archives from the 80's, catalogs from J Glass, Whitefriars, perthshire, Midsummer Glassblowers, London Glasshouse, Langley, Colin Reid, Okra Glass, plus lots of tohers as well as many from US studio makers from that time.
will try to post some of them , but have trouble getting my images small enough.
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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2008, 05:50:23 PM »
Best World Inc. catalog shot

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2008, 06:17:13 PM »
thank you all for sharing your thoughts and pictures!
Tom, the vases in your catalogue seem to have a
different rim finish than Kev´s and mine?
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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2008, 08:00:58 PM »
there are others in the catalog that have the same crimp on the top as yours do. This is made by lying it on a wire fixture that has 5 wires coming out of a center like spokes of a wheel. when it is hot and the glass gently slumps down between the wires or sometimes it is done by hand using one or 2 of the thin parts of the jacks. see the center vase in attached photo.
Once the piece is blown in the mold a punty or set of snaps is attached and it can be manipulated in many ways, making all kinds of things like vases, pitchers, baskets, jars, etc. from it by varying the way the lips are opened or closed. adding handles, feet, whatever you can imagine.
Many of these same molds were used by different companies and in Taiwan during the 60's-80's there were many glass companies all in the same location so they exchanged many molds, jigs, and workers on a regular basis. The huge factory site was owned by one company and they sublet individual areas to different small groups that made all sorts of different things. Each was known as a separate company and had it's own entrance and sign that hung over the door. I think most of the glass industry in Taiwan has since relocated to mainland China. Then there were all types of "trading" companies that bought and resold glass from all these little companies and they produced things on order for whatever the customer wanted.

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2008, 11:02:44 AM »
Hi Tom,

Those are absolutely brilliant! Would you mind if we put those in the Glass Gallery for safe keeping?

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2008, 11:48:35 AM »
... have trouble getting my images small enough.

If you have Office just rightclick the picture and open with "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" - it will let you rescale, resize, reframe and is brilliantly simple.

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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2008, 10:38:24 PM »
be my guest, put them in the gallery, I have quite a few more pages from their catalog as well that I did not share with you yet.
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Re: Is this vase Venini?
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2008, 08:52:48 PM »
this one looks quite a bit like the one in the best-world
catalogue snapshot

it´s 154mm resp. 6" high
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