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Offline avisk

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Can you tell me what this is? Is it Nazeing?
« on: May 06, 2009, 11:38:26 AM »
Hello - I am new to this forum, and I know nothing about glass!  But I am learning, and have found the messages here very interesting.  I was always a pottery person but recently got interested in glass after a visit to an exhibition at The Country Seat at Nettlebed and more recently seeing an amazing collection of Whitefriars in a shop window while travelling on a bus in Reading and leaping off the bus at the next stop to dash back for a look!

Recently I bought this vase in a charity shop in Reading.  I know nothing about it except that I really love it, and have no idea if it is worth anything more than the £3 I paid for it (if it is I promise to pop something in their collection box next time I am in there!)

It is 5 1/2 inches high, 6 inches wide at the top, and weighs 776g

I would be grateful for help in identifying this vase.


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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 11:58:48 AM »
It looks like Nazeing to me.  Andy McConnells book 20th Century Art Glass, page 182.   :)


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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:55:10 PM »
Hi,
and have a look here, at Nigel Bensons site,

http://www.20thcentury-glass.com/glass/english/nazeing/nazeing-intro.htm

and use search facility on here, (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?action=search) and see more info
on Nazeing.

Cheers
Andy
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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 10:38:30 PM »
Thanks very much for such prompt and helpful replies.  I will certainly be following up those links.

Can you tell me how old it is?


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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 04:55:06 PM »
Hi avisk,
if its Nazeing, it would be 1930s.
Maybe a moderator could add Nazeing? to the header, so others may confirm.
Cheers
Andy
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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 08:44:28 PM »
Hi,

Welcome to the GMB avisk

This is similar to the items from the 'Elwell' find.

For those not in the know, about two years ago one of the Grand daughters of Major Herbert Elwell, wholesaler/retailer of, amongst others, Nazeing glass, sold the remainder of her grandfathers stock. The major part went to the Nazeing Museum of British Domestic Glass, and largely remains in store. Most art glass in this cache was similar to the known and documented Nazeing from pre, and post war times, however it was not as well made, nor was it consistant in sizing, unlike the documented items. It is possible that these were the pieces that were designed by Elwell, but there is no documentary proof of this. These pieces all had snapped off (broken) pontils, whereas known Nazeing, in the main does not.

As a result of the 'find' it is now believed that these pieces are Nazeing, but are not attributable to either to the pre, or post war glass from the the factory's own archive. Therefore, the proposition is that there may have been three periods of Nazeing art glass, the third being the 'Elwell' glass, albeit made by Nazeing. As a result the dateing is unfortunately indeterminant.

Nigel


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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 04:56:38 PM »
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Just to emphasise,

...not as well made  ... nor was it consistant in sizing ... It is possible no documentary proof

As a result of the 'find' it is now believed that these pieces are Nazeing

but are not attributable to either to the pre, or post war glass from the the factory's own archive.


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Re: Can you tell me what this is?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 08:52:32 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for the information.  It has been very helpful and interesting. 


 

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