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Offline zidori

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Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« on: February 19, 2009, 11:27:18 AM »
I was wondering if this were a Caithness vase. The "hills" are etched while the brown landscape is surface decorated. The glass seems to have a thicker, glossier appearance than the Caithness vases I have encountered yet the style reminds me of Caithness. The rim of the vase is rounded rather than straight edged. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 07:58:15 AM »
I forgot to mention that the vase is 6 inches high.


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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 12:23:28 PM »
I've not seen one of these before but it doesn't seem like Caithness to me - the base looks wrong compared to the Caithness pieces I've seen/owned. It's a really nice-looking vase though.


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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 01:51:49 PM »
Thank you for your reply. Could it be one of the Scandinavian factories? The glass has almost a purplish tinge to it and it is a heavy solid piece.. It is really quite stunning with the light streaming through it.
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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 04:01:00 PM »
Hi Ronnie, I wouldn't honestly like to say. This site might help as a place to check: http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/pkay6/?start=1 - pkay6 has a huge collection of Caithness and other makers so you may find a match there, but you've hit the limit of my knowledge now. ;)


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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 04:52:33 PM »
Anne - you are a star! even if we both got it wrong. On that fabulous site you directed me to, I found a Caithness Vase on Page 5, 2nd last row in blue with the identical design. It is Caithness Glass Reflections.
Many , many thanks not only for the input but for introducing me to this wonderful array of glass.
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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 08:00:58 PM »
Ooooh a result, that's wonderful. :) You might find more about those pieces on Frank's Scotland's Glass website too Ronnie. 8)


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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 09:48:45 PM »
Thank's Anne. Where we will eventually list all catalogued CG production as well as much that was not catalogued. Concentrating on completing weights first, but glassware images are being accumulated. Thousands to come...

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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 01:29:43 PM »
Excuse me sticking my oar in Frank but I have a vase which looks very like Caithness, etched with Musical Instruments, Tragedy Comedy masks etc and marked underneath Edinburgh festival '77, signed but difficult to make out, would a picture be of any use/interest to you?, cheers, Gill


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Re: Identification of etched/surface decorated vase
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 11:56:28 PM »
Yes please, white or neutral background, several views and as large as possible please :-) (email with envelope on left, up to 4mb each)
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