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Offline David555

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« on: August 31, 2005, 09:59:18 PM »
This is a crystal glass candle holder - double sided - at first I thought it may be Dartington but it's really heavy and I can't find it in the catalogues - http://tinypic.com/bgz8uf.jpg - not signed and no label

This is a similar item by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala - (mine is upside down btw) as said mine is not signed and I don't think there is a relation but there is no harm in asking - http://tinypic.com/bgz9co.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 07:11:14 AM »
Hi Adam
There seems to be no relation between the pieces - I do not think the Wirkkala piece is reversible. Your thickwalled candle stick & pretzel vase would probably originate in one of the Polish works (Irena, Krosno, Wresniak, Saphira) which sprecialise in clear & solid.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 10:10:43 AM »
I agree - thanks - paid 50p so no harm - pretzel vase LOL - I would never have guessed as we don't have them in Scotland - but you are right I looked up a picture, a kind of silly object really - if you lifted it up to get a pretzel you would burn your hand on the candle! :wink:

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 09:51:32 PM »
Is it not a Wedgwood candleholder/vase.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_444.jpg

As you can see the candle holder part is the same but the vase part isn't. Perhaps a slight variation of design.

My candleholder/vase has a Frosted "W" mark but sometimes Wedgwood doesn't mark there items.  :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 10:03:03 PM »
I've had another look at your picture and I think I can see the frosted "W" mark (Top Centre). Or am I seing things?  :)

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005, 04:11:28 AM »
Hi Tigerchips -

I'd say it was similar, but not identical. Look at the curves on each. Adam's is much less curvy. Doesn't mean that it isn't Ww, just that you have to be a bit sceptical.

Adam, is there really a frosted W mark, or is it a trick of the light?

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 11:31:00 PM »
It may be a Wedgwood piece but the W you see is a trick of the light - there are no frosted or etched marks on this piece - thanks all for taking an interest

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