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Offline Margi

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 08:18:37 PM »
Please excuse my thickness are we saying it is not bohemian nor legras if so who else is a contender. Sorry for sounding so dense its getting later by the minute and had a busy day.
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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 08:57:16 PM »
I'm not saying it's not Bohemian. I don't know, but its not the run of mill Bohemian yellow and white.

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2010, 11:21:25 PM »
What are the measurements of this piece??
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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 06:18:22 AM »
Good morning all
The vase is 34cm tall, rim diameter 7cm and base diameter is 9cm and the weight is approx 2lb.

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 02:07:15 PM »
It is quite difficult to tell from pics but the glass appears to be relatively thick. That is why I asked dimensions of the piece. I would also say that perception seems to be supported by the weight of the piece based on it's thin overall diameter.  

My inclination would be to agree with Christine and say that it is likely not Bohemian. Another thing that would point me away is that typically Bohemian glass, at least what I am familiar with, has a flat ground lip, generally, but not always, parallel to the base, and this does not appear to be that way.... When I look at the image it does not appear to have a pontil. If it does, then my take on the rim would not apply.  I also agree with Christine in that the coloration is not that of the standard Bohemian Yellow and white.  If the pieces on ebay you gave as examples are actually Legras, and they appear to possibly be correct, then this glass appears similar. I do not know if Legras produced any unsigned pieces or not......

I do not know French glass all that well, but I may be inclined to look at your home country as the source.....

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 02:42:22 PM »
For comparison, see this photo, which shows "typical" Bohemian yellow-and-white. Note that these items are formed from yellow glass with obvious white blobs which are set quite unevenly and of varying sized blobs. They are then cased in clear glass and the item formed, causing the white blobs to stretch fairly evenly up the neck.

Margi's item is certainly different to these "typical" Bohemian ones - although the technique for making is very similar.
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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 05:23:43 PM »
Hi thanks for your input craig.  Just to clarify it does have a polished pontil but very difficult due to the colouring to get it to pic well.

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2010, 05:32:04 PM »
OK, I still shy away from Bohemian as an origin..... Kev's images seem much more indicative of Bohemian glass I am familiar with....

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010, 02:37:12 AM »
Might there be a connection between Margi's vase and this old topic about a lamp base?
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,4715.0.html

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Re: Unsigned Legras??
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2010, 04:38:30 AM »
Definitely French...but attributing it to Legras would be a bit of a stretch....

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