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« on: November 02, 2005, 07:39:51 AM »
<The pictures have vanished, and may be replaced at a later date>

To the left a "tusen fönster" vase from Simon Gate/ Orrefors. To the right something that looks very much like it, except for a slightly different angle in the horizontal mitre and a vertical hatch across it.

Needless to say, the maker forgot to sign it.  :(

Ever seen such a blatant rip-off before?


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 08:33:36 AM »
But, is it a rip off or inspired by... considering the distinctions you make :?:
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005, 08:48:25 AM »
it's a beauty, nice crystal, well finished and very inspired  :D


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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 10:34:33 AM »
(http://tinypic.com/fbf2qc.jpg)

Same picture with another inspired item I found this week - this time it is pressed glass, with a neatly finished bottom ring. I am hoping Marcus might recognise it...


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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 11:50:17 AM »
Ivo, I thought you might like to see this lovely Whitefriars crystal vase,
it measures 10" in height.  It's quite unusual.  I bought it about two months ago.  :D


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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005, 07:49:27 AM »
Nice one, Lady  - looks very much like the Odyssey and Cosmos ranges from Val St. Lambert. But then, I think if you give 1000 art students a piece of paper and a pencil and say "now draw me a cut glass vase" you'd get at least half a dozen identical ones, unprompted. Maybe an interesting experiment....


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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005, 03:46:27 PM »
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Ivo, I thought you might like to see this lovely Whitefriars crystal vase, it measures 10" in height.  It's quite unusual.  I bought it about two months ago.  :D


Great find, it is in Nigel's book "Art deco to Post modernism"  described as "heavy vase with vertical & horizontal cuts forming squared surrounding polished lenses", designed by William Wilson, pat. No. C30 and produced 1954 - 1967

but of course you knew all that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2005, 09:29:00 PM »
Ivo said:

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Great find, it is in Nigel's book "Art deco to Post modernism" described as "heavy vase with vertical & horizontal cuts forming squared surrounding polished lenses", designed by William Wilson, pat. No. C30 and produced 1954 - 1967


That's another book I don't have!   :(   My vase is also in the Lesley Jackson book, described as turn mould-blown.  I really like it, and it was a bit of a bargain.   :wink:  :D
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2005, 09:36:51 PM »
Quite a difference between cut and mould blown!
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2005, 10:35:58 PM »
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Quite a difference between cut and mould blown!


Well, that's what the book says  :?  I'm really tired, and stupidly hadn't even given that any consideration as I typed it.   :shock:  When I uploaded this vase to wf.com, the catalogue page I was referred to describes this vase as 'Cut Crystal'.

Duh.  This seems a trifle mad.  Does anyone have the Lesley Jackson book on Whitefriars?  Page 132, bottom right.  Am I misreading, or am I losing my marbles?
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