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Offline RoynMargaret

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To share and identify a gilded jug
« on: March 21, 2010, 02:13:56 PM »
This lovely jug was tucked away on the back of the top shelf of my local charity shop just waiting for my beady eye to fall on it.  ::)

It is blown body with a polished concave pontil to the base. Hand-formed and applied clear glass handle. In the most delicate shade of peach/apricot that is only evident in the thicker metal at the base of the jug. The main flowers are etched and smaller flowers and all the gilding is hand applied.

Would most likely have been produced with 6 matching tumblers. Wouldn't the set look 'peachy'  :)

Probably not very old, but if anyone can suggest a date and maker I shall be obliged.
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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 02:17:16 PM »
sorry that is not a polished pontil.
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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 02:41:08 PM »
Polished Pontil?  Don't I see a hint of a shallow one to the right of the base? Or is that just reflection?


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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010, 02:52:36 PM »
Not a good photograph I admit, but definitely a smooth concave depression about 30mm diameter x 2mm deep and slightly off circular. I have never seen a moulded-in pontil. What would be the point?
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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 03:04:30 PM »
Unfortunately there are some fake Whitefriars textured vases out there with moulded pontil marks. But I agree, no point unless it is a fake trying to be an original!

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http://www.whitefriars.com/bricklayers.php


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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 03:43:27 PM »
Thanks. I do not think it is in any way a Whitefriars piece. The decoration is more likely 1950s Continental. I can see no point in 'faking' anything on such a piece. However, I will be on the lookout for Whitefriers fakes.
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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010, 03:48:46 PM »
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Thanks. I do not think it is in any way a Whitefriars piece.

I was certainly not suggesting it was, only pointing out that are moulded pontils but unlikely to be any legitimate glass makers production pieces.


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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 03:58:36 PM »
I would guess that this piece comes from Borske sklo n.p., Nový Bor, Czechoslovakia, design end of 50ties, manufactured also later.

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Re: To share and identify a gilded jug
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 09:53:11 AM »
I would guess that this piece comes from Borske sklo n.p., Nový Bor, Czechoslovakia, design end of 50ties, manufactured also later.

Jindrich
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Thanks Jindrich
You have pinned down and confirmed my belief.
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