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Author Topic: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.  (Read 1730 times)

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Offline kmax70

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I was given this bowl for Christmas and would like to be able to say what it is.   It measures approx. 6.5 ins (16.5cm) across by 3.25 ins (8.5cm) deep.   The glass is at least 1 cm thick, and there are coloured stripes of blue, green and yellow ribboned through it cased in clear glass.   My first thought was early Caithness.   The base is also trefoil shaped and is flat with lots of scratches across it.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 06:30:36 PM »
Picture of the base might help,can't say I've ever seen anything like that from Caithness,Czech or Italy maybe,Keith.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 10:33:30 AM »
Picture of base as requested.   No etching on it, just a lot of wear scratches.   The edges of the base are slightly beveled.  The bowl weighs over 1.5 kilos, so it is very chunky glass.   The grooves between the lobes suggest an elaborate ashtray.   There has obviously been a maker's label attached to the outside of the bowl, but this has unfortunately been removed.   KathleenM.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 11:28:32 AM »
Maybe Chinese,see what other members say,
                                                          Keith.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 11:33:59 AM »
Thanks, Keith.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 06:57:16 PM »
Beautiful bowl  ;D I haven't seen these colours used like this in a Murano piece before, it is like it has just been splashed/drizzled through the glass. The colour combination is good, very appealing. Well to me anyway! I don't think it is Chinese though, in my opinion. Not much else i can add to help with an ID though  :spls:

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 09:07:11 AM »
My reason for thinking Caithness was that it often has this kind of ribboning through glass, but not in these colours, and perhaps not such heavy, thick glass.   I think it is at least vintage age-wise, judging by the scratches on the base.  KathleenM.

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 11:15:01 AM »
I think it's more likely to be Czech than Murano, Chinese or Caithness. The base is too good for much Chinese stuff and the shape is too odd for Caithness

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Re: Chunky ribboned trefoil bowl - help needed for identification please.
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010, 12:15:33 PM »
it has not been confirmed - but mine is in the box "Maastricht Verboeket".

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 12:35:06 PM »
Many thanks, Ivo - this is identical to mine, as far as I can see.   :hiclp:   I have looked at the postings you recommended which gives me new links to follow to add to my glass knowledge.   Very many thanks.

 

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