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David555:
Hi - I have a rough idea of what these are (been on a buying spree) but thought I'd share and let members have their opinion!

Bottle decanter (9.3” high), lovely blue colour with indentation to centre where a perfect 1” circle is formed, stopper is just off round and hand made. The flat circle to finial matches the one to the bottles middle, the round stopper and finial are clear glass, the circle having a textured centre with a round piped surround – I think Scandinavian c1960s - Kastrup / Holmegaard comes to mind, perhaps also Kosta?
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/h1.jpg
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/h1base.jpg base

7” high moulded vase very like the hobnail I have previously posted now known as Czech, this is fantastic as the moulded base is a shiny blue that fades to clear as the vase has been hand worked and the mid section to top worked into folds of great complexity.  I am thinking Czech under Sklo umbrella but am open to other ideas.
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/c1.jpg
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/c1base.jpg base

10” long, 7” wide, 4” high hand worked bowl weighing 2 kilos, beautiful undulating shape with shell like feel. Opalescent to a high degree with cobalt blue piping to top rim, round polished base, I really don’t have many ideas – no marks
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/bowlopa.jpg

5” high clear glass vase with three white and two blue stripes twisting up one side, broken pontil to base with ‘Glass Works’ etched to base rim. So I know the company name but I can only get a company in Seattle called Avalon Glass Works that does not seem right at all
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/glassworksused.jpg

Any ideas on the above appreciated

Oh … and I thought I would add this golden coloured tapering vase with lots of optical circles - 11” high and very heavy
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/optical.jpg

So blue with a touch of gold I suppose LOL

Adam P

paradisetrader:
Decanter
with that stopper looks like Eric Hoglund's work. If while at Boda you would expect a signature unless maybe early or a second. Maybe later ater he went solo.

Pulled Vase
Most interesting. Chrbska in style but the very best of that style I have yet seen.
Is that base ring matt  ? We need Marcus on the significance (if any) of these matt base rings.
The word Sklo (glass) was used in several "umberellas". Chrbska belonged to the Borske Sklo umberella.
See Jackson's Factory Glass.

Shell
Looks like a wanna-be Chihuly but too thick for that I think.

Stripes
Caithness
Perhaps a "tester" ...I think thats the name for them.
A piece to keep in the workshop to act as a "standard" for the glassblowers to work to.

Optic vase
I have a smaller one the same in amber. I assume Italian. I'm surprised you say it's heavy as the base is not so thick.

David555:
Thanks Peter

Some excellent stuff to go on there, I agree with all you say. The optic vase is 1.6k in weight the base is not that thick but it is tall and the walls are not thin (4.5mm).

I also thought looks so Chihuly with the opalescent shell like piece (the blue piping), I have had the pleasure of handling his Shell forms and they are not as heavy as this, and also I should be so lucky!

Thanks for the Borske Sklo / Chrbska info, I have no good older reference books on Czech glass, I will buy 'Jackson's Factory Glass' at Borders I think, I have looked at it often enough.

I am buying books but they are expensive, I just bought 'Glassware Glasswarren Verreries Vetri Di Murano - G Mariacher' for £40.00 second hand (12.000 lire when new) and have a good local source for such books but I will be taking it step by step, I have a lot of the new reference books, it's the older books I want to acquire - this Murano book is amazing with excellent text (in Italian and English phew).

The bottle, the stopper is very Hoglund, but that blue bottle shape is almost like a square Kuttrolf, colour matches up to my Kastrup one, but designs were so similar.

I should get down to the Mitchell Library, its near me and one of the biggest design reference libraries in Europe.

Thanks again Peter

Also bought some Italian Paperweights, will be posting in that section soon.

Adam P

paradisetrader:
You're welcome Adam
Here's my thumbprint optic

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10006/Italian%20Amber%20thumbprint%20optic%20vase.JPG
Cut & polished rim
6" 450g


--- Quote ---'Glassware Glasswarren Verreries Vetri Di Murano - G Mariacher' for £40.00
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sounds a serious item and a good investment but Factory Glass is a must have basic volume for the collector with interests ranging across companies and countries IMHO. I don't think you'll regret buying it.

aa:

--- Quote from: "David555" ---
5” high clear glass vase with three white and two blue stripes twisting up one side, broken pontil to base with ‘Glass Works’ etched to base rim. So I know the company name but I can only get a company in Seattle called Avalon Glass Works that does not seem right at all
http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/glassworksused.jpg
Adam P
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I think this is Scottish. There was a Glass Works run by Jenny Antonio in Edinburgh around mid 1980's and later by Paul Musgrove who took it over. I think this is one of their pieces.
Adam A

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