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Author Topic: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974 - ID = Michael Rayner  (Read 1570 times)

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Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974 - ID = Michael Rayner
« on: January 01, 2009, 10:33:32 PM »
Picked this up as  speculative lot on everyone's favourite auction site because no one else seemed to want it very much. It's fully signed and helpfully dated for October 1974, but the artist's name is completely unreadable (to me, anyway). The first name might be Michael.... but who knows?

But the vase itself is quite nice, with swirls of green-grey and white wrapping around it, along with a few large trapped bubbles.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 12:19:27 AM »
After much squinting my best guess is 'Michael Ray'....something... and probably ending in 'ld'. Rings no bells here.  :huh:

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 01:21:55 AM »

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 01:36:37 AM »
Ah, hurray - I can see the Rayner now. It's odd how it all suddenly appears when you know what it is!

Many thanks. :)

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 01:07:51 PM »
Not really been able to find much out about Michael Rayner, except the brief mention in the equally brief history of Island / Alum Bay Glass in McConnell. Google yields next to nothing.

Does anyone know of any other resources I can tap?

Many thanks.

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 07:41:41 PM »
There's not much at all for sure, Nic. Have you thought of contacting Alum Bay Glass to see if they can add more? http://www.alumbayglass.co.uk/

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009, 05:19:18 PM »
Ah, yes, that sounds a plan.

I'll wait until their new site is up and contact them then. I'll forward any information here for all to read.

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 03:05:38 PM »
Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread Nic!  I wanted to add a photo of my Rayner vase here for posterity.  The signature reads: Michael Rayner, Totland Bay, 24th October 1977.  It's just under 8" high and it's a kind of 'Monart Cloisonne' style.  Good luck with finding information from Alum Bay.  :)

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Dear All,

apparently not appearing often on our site so I thought I'd post a great floating butterfly, signed Michael Rayner Totland Bay 27th Aug 77.

Kind regards

Andrew

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Re: Signed Studio Glass Vase - 1974
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 11:22:53 PM »
ooh that is lovely!

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