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Offline Ivo

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« on: November 07, 2005, 02:25:20 PM »


I just could not resist this textured vase at 45 Eurocents.  Height is 13 cm/ just over 5"; the underside has an embossed fleur-de-lis. Crystal d'Arques?

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 03:04:19 PM »
I saw this Ivo and thought about it and then got lost and/ or distracted - not unusual. It reminds me of Terry's mushroom vase somehow.

Do you know for sure that the fleur-de-lis was used by Crystal d'Arques as a mark in the glass ? Or just a guess ? It certainly suggests French as a glassmark but I seem to remember a thread here about the Fleur de Lys as a symbol being in more widespread use than one would imagine.

Were it not for that I would guess Scandi or Czech and probably the latter but style can be misleading.

Is the glass a bit yellowish or just my imagination ?
For a mass maker of pressed glass Crystal d'Arques quality has been quite good as far as I know, at least in terms of clarity.

From the style I would guess late 60s or 70s but again style can be misleading.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005, 04:00:37 PM »
Hi Peter
I have no reason to believe that Arques has ever used the Fleur-de-lis, but somehow I don't thik this item is Steuben either - so I jumped to the largest French glassmaker by default... call it blatant speculation.  
The colour is clear and bright, not yellowish, and the sound is high and dull - so I think it is semicrystal.
And the design turns out to be quite discreet. I just spent 15 minutes looking  around wondering where I put it... it just blended into the background and became invisible.   8)

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005, 07:00:48 PM »
Stevens and Williams has a fleur-de-lis mark.
http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/markn-s.htm
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 11:04:26 AM »
In 1880 S&W used the fleur-de-lys without letters. They are the only one of several to have used it on its own - in Hartmann.

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