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Author Topic: large opalescent vase, raspberry design - ID = Verlys, France, "Les Cabochons"  (Read 5860 times)

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2009, 08:30:37 PM »
Just found this one in the completed section of ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BEAU-VASE-VERLYS-OPALESCENT-ART-DECO-1930-DAHLIA-FLEUR_W0QQitemZ310184012303QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFR_JG_Art_Objets_XXeme?hash=item4838686a0f

Im going to have to translate it because currently i have no idea what it says  ;D

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2009, 09:45:33 PM »
Definitely Verlys, Pattern is known as 'Les Cabochons', No.1157 in the 1937 Verlys (France) Catalogue. Pattern was also produced by Verlys of America where it is known as the 'Gems vase'. French production should have a moulded 'Verlys France' mark, US production of this shape usually has a moulded 'Verlys' mark to the interior, later examples have the typical diamond point 'Verlys' mark as well, but I wouldn't worry too much, I've seen plenty of unsigned Verlys over the years.

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2009, 09:49:45 PM »
thanks for that, there is an airbubble in the rim (quite noticable from the inside) so maybe if its the american later version this would have been classed as a "second" and not signed ??

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2009, 10:12:20 PM »
thanks for that, there is an airbubble in the rim (quite noticable from the inside) so maybe if its the american later version this would have been classed as a "second" and not signed ??

All the US opalescent versions I've handled have included the moulded mark, actually US opalescent examples are all quite early as the colourway was discontinued in 1940, the solely diamond point signed ones are usually in 'Crystal Etched' (colourless glass with partial frosting used until closure in 1951). From certain details on yours - particularly the frosting of the flowerheads, as well as the low placed lugs to support the frog - I suspect it's a French example. I don't know how strict quality control was at Verlys, however, there can be many reasons for the lack of a mark, some customers may have preferred to retail unsigned examples, also if the mould was new or the plunger was changed, the mark might not have been added straight away.

Here's a US example I had a while ago which had a moulded 'Verlys' mark and incised mark: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4331

Also, just for fun, here's Fenton's 1968 reissue of the pattern in a very vibrant orange:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4469

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2009, 11:23:43 PM »
thanks so much for your time and help with this one all the info is much apreciated.
On my search i did find this one, which is a Fenton green one, to my taste nowhere near as nice as the opalescent ones
michelle

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENTON-SEA-GREEN-GEMS-VASE-VERLYS-MOULDS_W0QQitemZ300374108710QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45efb12a26

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 07:28:46 AM »
Michelle don't forget quality control wasn't at the same level then as it is now. Most early 20th C pressed glass has flaws, some Sowerby stuff is quite appalling.

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2009, 09:26:29 AM »
yeah, i always accept bubbles and frit as part of the glass, and think they add character and charm, i personnally wouldnt think something was a second just becasue of a wee bubble!! but after my recent experience with the whitefriars tricorn vase ive become a little warry of airbubbles again.
thanks guys, this ones for keeps for a while (well untill i decide if im going to try at the cambridge glass fair next year anyway)
michelle

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 06:19:50 PM »
In 1966, the Fenton Art Glass Co. bought the mould for this piece from the Holophane Glass Co. of Newark, Ohio (this firm was responsible for the Verlys of America items). We call the vase "Vessel of Gems." It is a very attractive piece, although I have heard some who don't care for it call it the "golf ball vase."   
James Measell, Historian
Fenton Art Glass Co.

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2010, 04:01:11 PM »
Ive since given this a clean and taken a few better pictures and just thought i would add them just to show how beautiful this piece actually is as my earlier photos are very poor. The base shot there is a tiny bit of paint which im a bit nerveous of picking off, any good ideas on how to get it off without damaging the vase ive tried soaking it with no avail.
http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/14/37/17/66/100_4524.jpg
http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/14/37/17/66/100_4526.jpg
http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/14/37/17/66/100_4527.jpg
http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/14/37/17/66/100_4610.jpg
many thanks michelle

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Re: large opalescent vase, raspberry design, gorgeous, any idea's
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2010, 04:45:22 PM »
Nice pix. Fingernail usually works with paint. There are others too if you look at your pictures again

 

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