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Author Topic: Focke & Meltzer from Amsterdam glass. ID = Leerdam, "Unica"  (Read 5070 times)

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Offline Jurgen

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Hi all..............I got a nice piece of glass a few years ago at a flea market. It is 15" long and weighes 46oz. It has a gold label that reads Focke&Meltzer-Amsterdam. I would greatly appreciate any info on this glass house and or glass. Many, many thanks......................Jerry

Offline Martyn K

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Re: Focke&Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 01:09:06 PM »
can I make out "Leerdam Unica" engraved on the bottom?

There's many more qualified on the board to comment but I think the "MA" would make it produced in 1957 and I'm guessing designed by Floris Meydam.....

Offline Ivo

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Re: Focke&Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 01:22:59 PM »
Correct, that is a Leerdam Unica by Floris Meijdam from 1957.  In that year he designed more than 3000 Unica, so these are not the rarest. What is nice to have is the original retailer's label. Focke & Meltzer were - I should say are - the main outlet shop for expensive glass.

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Re: Focke&Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 01:31:53 PM »
Hi Ivo,

out of interest I assume "Meijdam" the correct Dutch spelling so why are pieces often engraved "Meydam"..?

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Re: Focke&Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 02:37:50 PM »
Dutch write ij as y.

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Re: Focke&Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 02:54:03 PM »
Thanks Frank,
...so in fact it's the reverse of my assumption and pronounced something like meh-ij-dam?.


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Re: Focke & Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009, 06:03:01 PM »
My damn comes ~ close!

Offline Jurgen

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Re: Focke & Meltzer from Amsterdam glass
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 04:45:32 PM »
Hi all.............I wish to thank one and all for your imput! And thanks again for your time, energy, and expertise!!..........................Jerry

 

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