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Offline Paul S.

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Bowl shaped vase - ID = Alum Bay Glass (Isle of Wight - UK)
« on: August 17, 2009, 06:55:53 PM »
I thought possibly Maltese  -  but in truth I'm not sure.   Has general look that seems similar to many factories  -  that sort of swirling multi-shaded bluish colour.  About 13 cms. by 13 cms. with a broken pontil mark that appears to have been slightly fire polished.   Some wear that might indicate a date within the last 20 years.
construction shows the whitish fleck inside followed by the bluish speckling, and finally a really quite thick clear casing on the outside.   Seems heavy for it's size, and no marks that I can see.    any thoughts gratefully received, and thanks for looking.     Paul S.


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 07:38:58 PM »
Could you stretch that mark to be an impression of a glassblower? If so it could be Uredale


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 09:07:10 PM »
Almost certainly no!  -  it really does look like a fire polished broken pontil mark, albeit somewhat irregular.    I don't see Uredale in Ivo's book, are they very recent, and what might their mark look like.  Are they British?    thanks for your time, by the way.    Paul S.


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 09:29:10 PM »
http://www.uredale.co.uk/website/about_us.htm  Their mark is that funny little glass blower thingy


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 06:19:44 PM »
Nope - absolutely no thingies on mine at all  -  unfortunately.   Pity, it looked as tho it shud be something of note.  never mind - thanks for trying.  Paul S.


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 07:40:00 PM »
in view of the comments from Christine, Sue and John today, re my Alum Bay cream attribution -  can people reflect again on this one please.    Whilst the pontil is certainly dissimilar, the indented base, with this swirling and bubbly colourway are quite similar to Alum Bay.    Your thoughts please folks, and thanks for looking. 


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 07:57:48 PM »
my first thought was Alum Bay.  I have two pieces with the 'doughnut' type base finish where it curves gently up into the pontil mark, the pontil marks on all of my pieces are different.  The swirl type way the colour is used in the glass also looks familiar and does it have a whiteish interior?  Two of my pieces do, one is very definitely Alum bay, the other is probably but I haven't seen another the same yet.
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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 08:54:56 PM »
I thought maybe not but last year I saw some of there new stuff for sale in a gift shop.

Never thought to have a look at their website before. ::)
Have a look at the vase right hand side at the bottom, and the jug.... (click on them for more examples): http://www.alumbayglass.co.uk/browse_prod_cat.php?cid=9

They do doorknobs as well.

John


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 09:17:43 PM »
You could email them and ask if it's one of theirs:
http://www.alumbayglass.co.uk/contact_us.php


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Re: i.d. please for bowl shaped vase.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 09:39:15 PM »
thanks for all your thoughts. :).    In fact I'm becoming more convinced my bowl is Alum Bay the more I look at it, and as m says this whitish interior - as shown in John's link seems to be quite common to a lot of their pieces - quite a distinctive trade mark sort of thing.  My piece may be a slightly older style of swirl/colourway  -  as I notice their current pieces show the swirling to be made up of what appear to be larger individual almost blob like splurges (?) of colour.
Don't know what to make of the door knobs  -  bit kitsch perhaps.          Why Calabash  -  what's wrong with j.i.p.?
Anne - thanks, good idea - will do so one eveing this week - which hopefully will clinch it. :)

 



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