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Offline Pat

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« on: November 21, 2005, 10:57:06 AM »
I saw-and di not buy-a very heavy vase about 6" of rectangular shape. It was cased in clear and had a textured pattern running down the front in waves. Base was engraved JC or JG and a number. On ebay there is a piece of cased glass like Holmegaard white cased in orange and the seller says it has a label JC Sweden. Any ideas please, I can't seem to track it down.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 11:05:45 AM »
funnily enough, I had my eyes on that vase the other day and was having the same problem of identifying it.  :lol:


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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 11:06:03 AM »
Johansfors Glasbruk - like this one
http://tinypic.com/fxt11c.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 11:20:29 AM »
Thank you so much! Another bargain I let slip through my hands duh!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 02:16:31 PM »
I also saw a piece like this, but shaped a bit like a taller and thinner version of a WF 'banjo' vase, yesterday at an antique centre.  It, too, had the initials JG and a number engraved on the bottom.  

I was very tempted to buy it, however I think it had some damage.  It was discoloured inside, and it was not possible to see if this was just dirt, scale or real water-damage.  Also, it had all four corners of the base angled, as if they had been ground down to disguise a chip on one or more.  At least, that was what it looked like to me  :? Does anyone know if this shape of vase would have had angled corners, or were my suspicions correct?  

I really did like it, and nearly bought it anyway, but that water staining ....  :x :( It really ruined the wonderful clarity of the glass and the sparkling effect of the pattern and I didn't want to risk disappointment if it didn't come out.  Why do people have to put water in beautiful vases?  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:

Any idea what a perfect one might be worth?  It might help me to decide whether to go back and see if I can haggle the price down   :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 02:55:40 PM »
My advice: control yourself, these vases are not rare and sooner or later you'll run into an undamaged piece. Very hard to figure out what the value of these is @ the moment, but 1. they're recognisable 2. they're signed 3. they're decorative and so I predict that Johansfors will be the new Whitefriar's  8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005, 03:30:04 PM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
My advice: control yourself

Why didn't I 'meet' you earlier in my life, Ivo? :lol:  :roll:
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sooner or later you'll run into an undamaged piece.
 
It's the 'or later' that gets me every time!  :shock:  No patience, you see  :oops:
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005, 03:48:19 PM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
I predict that Johansfors will be the new Whitefriar's  8)


Darn, I was hoping it would be Caithness! Nothing to do with the fact I've got lots of it... honest! :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005, 04:05:47 PM »
Yeah...... I have a piece of Johansfors, kindly indentified for me by Ivo.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2005, 06:33:20 PM »
There's a nice piece of Johansfors going unidentified...

HERE

I saw the signature and remembered this link.  :)

 

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