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Author Topic: Schlevogt/ Desna? Sparrow in Blue Opaque Glass - Zoo candidate?  (Read 1473 times)

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Schlevogt/ Desna? Sparrow in Blue Opaque Glass - Zoo candidate?
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:15:11 PM »
Recently bought this interesting glass bird. It appears in Desna catalogues as 'Sparrow II' No. 27879 00 050 (see http://www.desna-glass.cz/pages/en/katalogen.html) and was apparently originally produced by C. Schlevogt, Gablonz.

This example seems a little unusual as it is in a blue opaque glass, not the marbled Lapis glass typically associated with Schlevogt, but a pale blue 'milk' type glass, of a colour you might more readily associate with Sowerby or Portieux.

I am wondering whether this is older or newer production, or possibly a copy by somebody else? The mold quality is very good and the finishing a little different to the Desna examples I've seen but the glass does have some black inclusions/surface deposits from manufacture. The foot is ground smooth but not brightly polished. The mould seams on the body have been heat finished with a touch of wheel polishing where they meet at the head. the ends of the tail have also been wheel ground. Height is approx. 6 cm, length 12.5 cm.

Frank, if it's any use for the zoo, I can send you the high resolution pics.

Thanks,
Steven

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Re: Schlevogt Sparrow in Blue Opaque Glass - Zoo candidate?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 07:16:01 PM »
Some more views & a shot of the base....

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