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Offline dirk.

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Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« on: July 22, 2009, 05:38:52 PM »
hello,

i´m looking for the maker of this 70´s lamp-base. it´s made of a very thin layer clear
glass, cased white, cased blue. very nice baluster-shape - quite like it!
the top rim appears to be machine cut; it´s not been ground afterwards.

40cm (resp. ~16") tall

anyone dare a guess or even better know who made it? scandinavian... italian?
if anyone recognise it, what would a matching lamp-shade look like?

TIA
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 06:25:46 PM »
Your lamp base is very similar to some vases Carlo Moretti did in 1970. Some of the vases are shown on page 49 of Pina's Italian Glass Century 20. I am never sure with this type of glass, since similar Scandinavian and non-Murano Italian pieces wre made. The vases in Pina's book are not the same as your base, but are similar, so maybe...
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 07:09:04 PM »
thanks, Anita! i´m tending to think it should be possible to find an
attribution, since it must be a tricky and rather skilled job to make
such a large form and therefor it can´t have been made by ´the
little lampworker around the corner´... thinking aloud ...

i don´t have Pina´s book to compare, but think i have a vague
impression about the vases you mentioned.
i´ll try to get some better pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 07:55:15 PM »
I checked Pina's book a bit more. She also has two Moretti lamps toward the back of the book. Neither is like yours, but both are the same lumpy form -- is that called ballister? I am so bad at terminology. I don't know if Moretti did dark blue, but they did so many colors that it wouldn't be surprising if they did.
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 01:20:38 AM »
The shade of blue, and the overall shape, reminds me of Hirschberg and Friedrich Kristall, Germany, although I've never seen lampbases from either of them, nor vases of this size. But they're a possibility.


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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 12:16:50 PM »
agreed, Nic. i haven´t seen anything taller than 20 something by any of them.
Friedrich surely used this cobalt blue, but i´m unsure about Hirschberg. the
ones i handled were made of an opaque blue cased clear. did they use white
cased dark blue?
i´ve attached a picture of a more straight view of the lamp-base and a
comparative picture with a Hirschberg vase.
sorry, we´ve got terrible weather today - and so have become the photos!
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 09:18:25 PM »
Dirk, I ran across this page today: http://www.vmglasshouse.com/empolicasedglasscool.htm. There is a blue vase on the third row that reminded me of your lamp. It is shown under Empoli glass.
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 05:28:03 PM »
I'm unsure about that site's Empoli attribution. The design illustrated is far too close to labeled Hirschberg designs I've seen.


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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 06:11:18 PM »
yep, know what you mean, Nic. (the ones a certain site of 20th c glass attributes
as scandinavian  ;) )
the one on the Empoli site seems to have a smooth top rim though. Have you come
across cased Hirschberg vases, that weren´t ground and polished?
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Re: Large 70´s baluster-shaped lamp-base, maker?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 06:16:46 PM »
I've had one with a fire-polished (smooth) rim, not dissimilar in shape to the one on the Empoli site.

 

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