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Offline chopin-liszt

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 12:47:50 PM »
:D Hello
 I'm sorry, I haven't a clue as to identity, but I'd like to ask if the green and amber colours are different colours of glass, or is it glass that gives different colours depending on how you look at it, or what kind of light you are looking at it with?  :?::?::?: :D
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 12:53:53 PM »
This might be Czech - I have similar cased vases that were identified here before as being so.

Also, does it glow under UV light? It does have a nice green tinge that suggests it might have a uranium content :)
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 01:13:47 PM »
Thanks for comments, though seems this is drawing a blank...Ref. colours.Much depends on the light - in a "flat" light it appears amber, but with sunlight the green shows quite stongly on the knobbles and around the top edge. It's an interesting chunk of glass whatever it is - feels a nice quality to the touch...the VERY frustrating thing is I am sure I've seen something similar on a web sight, but can I find it now..NO!  Anyway, onwards and upwards!


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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 01:33:44 PM »
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Much depends on the light - in a "flat" light it appears amber, but with sunlight the green shows quite stongly on the knobbles and around the top edge.

Certainly is a nice piece, and from your comment I would say it probably does have uranium content.

If it helps, here's a photo of my green 'knobbly' vase (that's not uranium)  :)

 :shock: click thumbnails to enlarge :shock:
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I forgot to ask, but what sort of base does it have? The knobbly above has a totally ground-flat and polished.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 02:08:27 PM »
It doesn't look like it has uranium content to me.  :?  I've seen a lot of this type of glass either on this message board or whizzing through Ebay, I've never been sure where it comes from,  I think it's jolly hard to say exactly!  

Here's a similar one I've just taken from the shed (otherwise known as 'The Glass Reference Library'  :lol:  :lol:  :roll:  :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005, 02:21:42 PM »
:shock: Blimey, almost looks as though it's morphiing from one vase to another :lol:

Max, your vase does look very similar and while I'm not entirely sure about the uranium, I mention it as a possibility. The one way to confirm for sure is a UV (black) light, of course.

When I plonked the red version of mine on 'Isit Whitefriars' one opinion offered was that it could be Czech or German, hence the reason for suggesting this (I thought it was this forum, but having found that thread it was actually inconclusive). See:

Knobbly Vase

But I agree that it is difficult to ID!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005, 02:27:22 PM »
Thanks for the pic David, looks as if it may come from the same family as mine too has a flat very polished base...

and Max..sorry but for some reason I can't open the photo you have kindly posted, it doesn't even flicker when I click on it...probably my computer which has it's own childish personality and will not grow up!  Needs nursing along a lot.  Usually when it doesn't like an attachment , windows pop up all over the place telling me so, but in this case you little icon just stares back at me rather sulkily I have to say.  Not to worry. If anything comes to light on this type of glass, I'll let you all know.


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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005, 02:34:01 PM »
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but in this case you little icon just stares back at me rather sulkily


Might be the TinyPic server that's a bit slow - I have noticed this today. I'm just as curious as you to ID it though!

What's your real name incidentally? Always nice to know this  :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2005, 02:51:18 PM »
:D
Hello again, still no further on with id, but I think this looks like dichroic glass, (not uranium). If we can sort out if it is dichroic or not, that might help narrow down who might have made it.
Can the same bit of the glass look amber or green, depending on the light or the angle you're looking from?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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