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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2005, 07:41:14 AM »
This marigold Carnival vase was found in the UK a few years ago. I feel that it is very possibly a Czech item (Rindskopf is my bet).....but of course, it is the Petaloid pattern.

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2005, 07:52:34 AM »
Hi Glen - Yes, I remember this pattern showing up. This particular form is not shown in any of the catalogues/books/archives etc that I have seen.

But it does throw up questions about the petaloid pattern. I can almost guarantee that Czech glass will be much better made.

Speaking of which I was wondering about the Panels and Diamonds pattern. A couple of the pieces noted here in Australia and which Tony owns don't seem to be pictured anywhere, which makes me wonder whether it might have also been made elsewhere. Does it ring a bell? Can you follow through to Tony's link and see what you think?

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2005, 07:55:08 AM »
- Oh, something I meant to ask when you last put feelers out about that vase, Glen - what sort of base does it have on it? Is it ground and polished anywhere?

Cathy


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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2005, 09:06:04 AM »
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I can almost guarantee that Czech glass will be much better made.


Oh Cathy.....you haven't seen some of the late Rindskopf pressed glass then! Not the very highest quality, believe me.

Unfortunately the vase isn't mine - but I am in contact with the person who owns it (provided he still does!) I'll see if I can find out what the base is like.

I don't recognise the Panels and Diamonds pattern, but I'll see if I can find it anywhere.

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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2005, 09:28:16 AM »
I hope you can't find the Panels and Diamonds pattern, because that means we can assume it's Australian :)

There are a few other patterns I must float to see whether they are influenced, or possibly imported!

Thanks for all your help!

Cathy.


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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2005, 09:35:50 AM »
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I hope you can't find the Panels and Diamonds pattern, because that means we can assume it's Australian :)


 :lol: I shall stop looking Cathy  :lol:  :lol:

Seriously now.......I will do some "looking" with regard to all this (may take a short while).

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2005, 09:23:03 AM »
Cathy, my friend has kindly sent me the following details and photo of his Petaloid vase.



The base of the vase is ground, not polished, and is domed.
Please find below some information that may (or may not !) be useful:-
3 piece mould
Overall height - 205mm
Top diameter - 90mm (has a slight flare)
Base outside diameter - 71mm
Base inside diameter - 50mm
Depth of domed base - 10mm

Glen
Just released—Carnival from Finland & Norway e-book!
Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2005, 10:52:27 AM »
Glen - thank you very much for going to all this trouble! I haven't got the corresponding petaloid vase, but I have never seen an Australian piece with a domed, ground base like that.

I seem to recall we had a discussion about this piece before and that you already came to the conclusion that it wasn't Australian. You're definitely right, but it doesn't help to identify who did make it! Sigh.

I've gone through your Sowerby CD now (which is highly highly recommended everyone!!). There are a few Sowerby and/or Sowerby inspired pieces in the Australian catalogues. They are not the most exciting designs, so I don't think they would have bothered copying them. Haven't time tonight, but at some point in the future (probably after the next assignment is done) I'll drag out the numbers and get pics.

Just as a general question, did Sowerby make anything in uranium yellow in the 1930s?

Cheers Glen, and thanks for all your help and patience!

Cathy.


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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2005, 11:11:23 AM »
Cathy, one very quick response from me....my gut feel is that this vase was made by Rindskopf. I can give you all the reasons why I suspect that, but I thought I'd go straight to the bottom line and make this a quick note  :lol:

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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2005, 11:30:20 AM »
Hi again, just another short one. In the Czech special you  sent me, I also note that our "shell panels" is heavily influenced by Rindskopf's "inverted prisms". They are different enough to be destinct though - particularly in the scallop shell pattern which is around the top of the Australian version.

It's kind of depressing. All these fantastic deco patterns I thought might have been Australian originals have turned out to be influenced.

Cheers,
Cathy

 

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