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Tramonto.:
Hi....I'd really appreciate any info/comments on a piece of glass I acquired recently at auction please.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1885

The basket has a pontil mark and lots of stretched bubbles.  Not sure if they are controlled though as some can be felt on the surface.  Here is a closer pic.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1884

Thanks!

Ivo:
Please explain pontil mark - unfinished, coursely ground, gloss polished, flat, concave?
How big is it? Is the colour of the transparent glass greenish?

glasswizard:
I sure hope someone can give a definate answer to this because I see these a lot and IMHO I really don't care for them, but would love to know where they come from. Terry

Tramonto.:
Hi Ivo

I'm afraid I'm not too up on pontil marks so I've tried to take a pic of it here

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1886

I did see someone describe one in an earlier post as being like an inverted belly button - a description which I think would fit this one.  It isn't rough, or glossy, but kind of bobbled.

The basket is 45cm (18") tall and I would say that the transparent glass is more greyish than greenish.

I haven't made my mind up yet whether I actually like it or not, but I certainly find it interesting.  I acquired it by default, along with a huge glass fish, as they were both included with a Jobling firecone bowl that I bought.

Thanks for helping.

Ivo:
Wow what a huge piece. I think the pontil is a sand pontil which is used for large pieces. The pontil rod is dipped in sand before taking up the piece, so it breaks off easier after it is finished & leaves a sandy rough circular mark.

It does not, meanwhile, help very much with the identification - except that it is not finished as a piece of art glass.  It could be Spanish or Belgian or from Romania or Poland.... they've all been known to make similar items at one time.
I also think it is more likely to have entered the country in a container than in someone's hand luggage.

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