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Offline Glassyone

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« on: September 24, 2005, 06:30:48 AM »
I am not even sure that he is made from glass! And his eyes are grotesque. The rest of him has been in the wars. He does have a stand to rest on.  

But he must be glass there is nothing else that I can think of, that would have his qualities.
http://tinypic.com/dy50jo.jpg
http://tinypic.com/dy50lx.jpg

I go for patte de verre but am prepared to fall flat in my face here!

The blue only shows itself when the light falls at the right angle.
T'was for that reason that I was enchanted and so possess a bashed fish, with barely a fin to stand on.
Ruth


Offline Tigerchips

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2005, 06:45:02 AM »
Perhaps it's a mineral like "Blue John".

Though it's eye's look like glass so perhaps the rest is glass.

I love it. Where did you catch it?  :roll:


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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2005, 10:12:16 AM »
It's a lovely fishy Ruth.  It looks rather like blue pearl granite to me.  I'd have said this is what it is, but I'm not sure you can carve granite into something this fine...  :?
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2005, 11:01:31 AM »
Hi Ruth

Well spotted, Max. I'd vote for blue pearl granite, too.

http://www.crystalfantasy.co.uk/html/animals.html
http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/larvikite.htm

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005, 11:18:18 AM »
Quote from: "Anonymous"
Hi Ruth

Well spotted, Max. I'd vote for blue pearl granite, too.

http://www.crystalfantasy.co.uk/html/animals.html
http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/larvikite.htm

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I only know because we almost had that for our worktops, I think it's beautiful.    :D
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2005, 01:01:35 PM »
try this test.....
pick it up....does it feel cold in your hands (as in, colder than your hands)?
If yes, it is probably a mineral/rock.
Dave


Offline Leni

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005, 03:43:17 PM »
Dare I say it?   :shock:  :oops:  :roll: Tap it (gently) on your teeth.  IMHO glass feels different from anything else!   :shock:

OTOH, maybe it's just me who can feel the difference between glass, plastic, minerals, etc. by 'biting'  it :oops:  :roll:  :oops:

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005, 04:23:44 PM »
:D:D:D
Funnily enough I bought a Labradorite necklet in Portobello Road when I was in London last Saturday, was given a piece of blue pearlite granite by a friend on Monday and ordered my dark green pearlite worktops this morning. When I get all three examples together, I will post a picture of them. My vote for this fish is the mineral Labradorite, which is not the same as the pearlite granite worktop stuff, (I don't think, anyway! :? )
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2005, 05:41:32 AM »
Yes, he feels cold. My teeth are not sensitive in a useful way!  

He does not look quite like the other items displayed but having seem them, I am prepared to concede that he is, carved from rock. The like of which I have not seem before, other than having encountered 'Blue John' in a previous life.

 The maker got him just right, apart from the sinous suggestion of movement, in certain lights he is ordinary, of earthy/marine colours. When the light hits there is the most surprisingly intense pale blue lights up, just as fish scales do.    

I think he is a carp and I am wondering in which country he came from but that is another quest and a different Board perhaps!
Thanks for your help and I know what kind of work benches I want in my kitchen next.
Ruth


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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2005, 07:23:33 PM »
DEFINITELY IT IS LABRADORIT - China? or Norway?
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