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Author Topic: Heavy glass ashtray with black inclusions and bubbles, ID = Leerdam, Meijdam  (Read 542 times)

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Offline langhaugh

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I have a few pieces with black inclusions similar in technique to this piece, but none are quite the same. It's a heavy (former) ashtray 978 g  (2lbs 2 1/2 oz), and 16 cm long X 7 cm high (6 1/4" X 2 3/4"). The centre part of the bottom is a different technique from the the rest of piece. The crackled black seems to be result of a foil/leaf application. That section has no bubbles in it. The base is concave with a good bit of wear on the perimeter. It's not a masterpiece, but I think it's an good example of an interesting technique.  One maker comes to mind, but I'd love to hear other ideas. Please!

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Re: Heavy glass ashtray with black inclusions and bubbles
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 10:02:05 PM »
You seem to have done it again. Leerdam Serica, not quite sure if Meijdam or Copier.  :hiclp:

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Re: Heavy glass ashtray with black inclusions and bubbles
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 11:12:46 PM »
Ivo: 

Many thanks. That was the name I had in mind, but I tend to be a little over-optimistic sometimes. There are pieces in the Copier book by Liefkes that are similar. Could it be pre WWII?

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Re: Heavy glass ashtray with black inclusions and bubbles
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 05:32:20 AM »
Ivo: Found a reference for it. Sold today (tomorrow, for here, actually) at a Botterweg auction. serica no 73, Floris Meydam, ca 1950.

See http://www.botterweg.com/Auction/Bid/tabid/59/auctionid/4/tag/Leerdam/lotid/559/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Thanks again.

David
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