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Author Topic: clear cased opal with asbestos applique - ID = Oldrich Lipa / Karlovarske sklo  (Read 5156 times)

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Offline Ivo

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Here is a low vase; its height is 9 diameter and its diameter is 12 cms (not quite 4" high and not quite 5" across) and it is thickwalled glass. The basic colour is opalescent encased in clear, and there is an  applique also done in clear cased opalescent with inclusion of natural asbestos fiber. The pontil mark has been ground out and polished.

I have another one in the collection which is somewhat different; The height is the same but the diameter is slightly less (9x9 cm) and the bottom has been polished flat. That one has been in my collection for more than 15 years.

Anyone come across these before?

 

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 08:00:48 PM »
Sorry Ivo I have nothing to add, but I just wanted to say I think this is absolutely gorgeous.  I have also been scouring hundreds of pics (thousands ???) recently re opaline/opalescent and not seen anything like this at all. 
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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 08:21:32 PM »
Thanks.
Here is a picture of both pieces side by side.

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 08:44:55 PM »
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I love white and opalescent (white only though) glass.

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 10:16:03 PM »
What gets me is the applied 'blobs' why are they there,it doesn't look like decoration, more for a practical reason,

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 10:44:33 PM »
doesn't look like decoration,

the largest one weighs 1.1 kilo - 2.1/2 pounds. So what sort of practical reason could there be?

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 01:13:46 AM »
Good question,you say the pontil is polished why go to the trouble and then leave the applied piece so rough?could they be some sort of liners?

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 07:09:10 AM »
Good question,you say the pontil is polished why go to the trouble and then leave the applied piece so rough?could they be some sort of liners?

the applique is done in clear cased opalescent glass - there is nothing rough about it.

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 07:39:14 AM »
It's the asbestos threads inside the smooth prunts that make it look rough. It's artistic. Could it be a Dutch studio?

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Re: clear cased opal with asbestos applique
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 08:31:48 AM »
http://www.sharedutchdesign.nl/holland/glassdesign.htm

Hi Ivo

If you go to the links above and click on the names that come up, an example of their work comes up on the links.
I'm not sure if you'll find who you are looking for but there are some fabulous works on there  :) :mrgreen:

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