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Author Topic: Who made this Queen Victoria bust?  (Read 1801 times)

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Offline neilh

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Who made this Queen Victoria bust?
« on: January 30, 2010, 06:32:26 PM »
Hi there,

I've been sent these photos of a Queen Victoria bust which may date to 1887 or 1897 and I'm having trouble identifying the maker. The owner of these pieces says they are amongst the finest made of the pressed glass pieces he owns. I see in Lattimore pg143 there are similar clear busts of Gladstone and Disraeli which are unattributed.

I ran these images past Siegmar of the German Pressed Glass Correspondence magazine and he sent back some sketches from the Josef Riedel factory in Bohemia of a series of busts dated to 1885. Subjects included Gladstone, Disraeli, Queen Victoria and others, but only examples in clear glass are known, and none of these sketches were a good match for those shown in Lattimore's 1979 book or the images in this post.

Any ideas on the attribution? It would seem there is no guarantee they are British.

Regards,
Neil

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Re: Who made this Queen Victoria bust?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 11:30:10 PM »
I can't help but I have a question - is there any significance as to why  both these have notches in the back of them please?
There was one for sale at Fieldings that may be similar
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information on that link says for similar see Charles Hajdamach's English Glass 1800-1914
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Re: Who made this Queen Victoria bust?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 07:05:54 PM »
Hajdamach does include one on p.351 but states English or Continental.
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Re: Who made this Queen Victoria bust?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 07:16:08 PM »
ooops I forgot about looking for this one in my library book
mm, English or Continental, just a small area to research then  ;D
I came across this researching Ivo's glass figures and mine.
I'm none the wiser and struggling to find any references bar a few.
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Re: Who made this Queen Victoria bust?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 11:23:19 PM »
Commemorative pieces were also sourced from the US at that period.  >:D
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