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Offline BRADBURY7308

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Small iridescent vase modern piece? - ID = Peter Layton
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:00:38 PM »
This little iridescent vase is 3.3/4" tall and 3.1/2" wide and signed to the base it was only 1.50 pounds so i took a chance as its quite decorative if a little modern i just wonder what anyone else thinks about it. I nearly forgot the base has one of the slightly rough dull bases which made me think it was very new?


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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 07:06:04 PM »
Some of my studio glass has that kind of base and one piece is 25 years old - so not necessarily new :)
  It's very pretty your vase!  I can't read the signature though as I am seeing it as blurred.  Any chance of a clearer pic please? 
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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:58:01 PM »
Hi flying free it is a preety little thing there is so much of this type of thing in shops being sold these days i never thought to think it might be that kind of age! Its very hard to take the signature with this cam but i will have a better one at the weekend so i will try again then. The vase will go to my g/f as she collects ditchfield and this is more affordable for me ive never bought her ditchfield its to expensive i think it great!! :thup:


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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 08:09:15 PM »
Not knowing his work that well I was surprised when the sig matched this - well it seems to or am I seeing things! http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-11842

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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 08:26:01 PM »
Definitely Peter Layton. Probably missing the original stopper.
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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 08:31:55 PM »
Took a chance for £1.50  ;D
Super little vase, wish i was your girlfriend  :kissy:
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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 08:39:33 PM »
Thanks suzy your a star im none the wiser but i can research more now thankyou, The opening in the top is only 3mm do you still think it had a stopper? I suppose she should be very happy now thanks, Thanks also andy  :kissy: lol


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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 08:44:25 PM »
She'd better be - I'd rather a Peter Layton over a Ditchfield. (Sorry Mr D).  I'm a sad singleton who has to buy her own glass - but at least I get what I want!

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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 09:43:43 PM »
Thanks suzy id never heard of peter layton before you told me about it, Golly the prices of his pieces i wonder if they will be investments for the future? ? ? seeya :thup:


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Re: Small iridescent vase modern piece?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 08:28:56 AM »
I first met Peter Layton in 1977 and began selling his work through our family gallery, Coleridge of Highgate in 1980. Coincidentally, my Zest Gallery is taking Peter's work to SOFA New York this year. http://www.sofaexpo.com/NY/2010/exhibitor/zest/index.html http://www.zestgallery.com/work.php?showExhibition=372 scroll down to see some of Peter's work.

While I haven't been selling Peter's work continually for 30 years, that's quite a long association :-)

While it is quite difficult to date your piece, I think it was probably made between 1979 and 1985, and would have sold in the £75-£120 range. So quite a bargain!
 
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