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Offline instantinlaw

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Hello everyone  :)
I purchased a pair of candlesticks today that I thought looked like ruba rombic. They are 3 1/2" tall and are a frosted purple glass. The glass is very thick and heavy and they both have broken pontils. If they are not ruba rombic, could anyone tell me what they are and the approximate age? Images attached. Thanks everyone for your help. :)


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 11:08:12 PM »
Sorry, no, they're not Ruba Rombic. I've gone through the refs I have and have had no luck finding a maker either.

Alison


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 04:30:56 AM »
Hi Alison,
Maybe someone else will be able to let me know what they are.
Thanks for the info.


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 01:31:50 PM »
It was made by Gunderson Pairpoint, I believe it looks like this one... http://clicksnipwow.com/chataboutdg/img4040.search.htm.  Great find!!!!
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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 02:29:56 PM »
It was made by Gunderson Pairpoint, I believe it looks like this one... http://clicksnipwow.com/chataboutdg/img4040.search.htm.  Great find!!!!
Thanks deco.queen! My friend said they looked like pairpoint, but we couldn't find them doing a pairpoint search. Thanks for the link and yes it is an exact match for mine except the color :)


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »
Definitely NOT Pairpoint.....they never made pressed glass like this and I've never seen this in any of the Pairpoint books..

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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 03:20:15 PM »
Definitely NOT Pairpoint.....they never made pressed glass like this and I've never seen this in any of the Pairpoint books..

/Blair

So the mystery continues...
Anybody else have any ideas?


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 04:29:22 PM »
This candlestick is Gundersen Glass Works, New bedford ,Ma "Waterfall". Made circa 1940's
"The referenced book is:
"Peachblow Glass" by Sean and Johanna S. Billings; pub 20000 krause publications ISBN 0-87341-971-5

The item is pictured on page 109. Description reads " these are Gundersen's waterfall candlesticks ......."

Company info: Gundersen Glass Works, New Bedford, MA.
(refering to peachblow production 1940s-1957)

A quick glance through the book indicates Gundersen became Gundersen-Pairpoint then Pairpoint"

The gallery listing was misleading so I corrected it.

Janice, Deco Queen
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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 05:12:57 PM »
This candlestick is Gundersen Glass Works, New bedford ,Ma "Waterfall". Made circa 1940's
"The referenced book is:
"Peachblow Glass" by Sean and Johanna S. Billings; pub 20000 krause publications ISBN 0-87341-971-5

The item is pictured on page 109. Description reads " these are Gundersen's waterfall candlesticks ......."

Company info: Gundersen Glass Works, New Bedford, MA.
(refering to peachblow production 1940s-1957)

A quick glance through the book indicates Gundersen became Gundersen-Pairpoint then Pairpoint"

The gallery listing was misleading so I corrected it.


Awsome Deco Queen! Thanks again  :)


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Re: Is this Consolidated Ruba Rombic? - ID = Gundersen Glass Works
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 06:17:02 PM »
Excuse me for asking but what are Art Deco style candlesticks doing in a book on Peachblow glass????  ::)

I have many books on Pairpoint glass and have NEVER seen these in any of them.....

Maybe the authors should stick to their specialty...peachblow glass...


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