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Offline antiquerose123

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Amber?? Seal Planter
« on: May 11, 2010, 09:37:57 AM »
Hi there:
I bought this the same day.  I found this interesting as I assume it is Amber?  It is a Seal and he has a hole in his back for like a planter.  He is HEAVY, and a solid chunk of glass.  Not sure if it is something for a Desk (to hold paper clips), or a big PW, or just for knick knacks.  

The size is:
~ about 9 inches long
~ about 4.5 inches Wide
~ about 4.5 inches High

Back Opening Size:
~ about 5 inches by 2.75 inches

I do not have a clue on this at all -- for anything...............Anyone ???

Thanks  in advance
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Re: Amber?? Seal Planter
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 10:28:42 AM »
french company arte vannes made very similar items, lots of birds in the same style as this but to memory i havent seen anything in amber only clear/frosted crystal/glass, obviously thats not to say they didnt make amber coloured crystal/glass
Here is one in the shape of a bull on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VANNES-ART-GLASS-BULL-FIGURINE-CANDY-DISH-FRANCE-/380231286773?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item58878cfff5
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Re: Amber?? Seal Planter
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 07:37:59 PM »
Hi there, and thank you for that.

I can see there is a resemblance with the sharp edges, and the chunkiness of it.  I see nothing on the bottom of mine, but will have a re-look at it from different light sources to see IF anything shows up, but has worn off (?).  That is more information than I had before, so Thank you very much.

Kinda a small planter....that why I thought it (might) be a funky shape for a desk/paperweight to hold something like paper clips in it...but I am just guessing

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Re: Amber?? Seal Planter
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 08:27:48 PM »
Perhaps a pipe rest ?  :pb:
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Re: Amber?? Seal Planter
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 01:11:59 PM »
Just to add that not all Art Vannes are signed - some came with a gold label.  I collect Art Vannes in particular and have yet to see any colour other than clear.  I would suggest not Art Vannes but maybe scandic??

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Re: Amber?? Seal Planter
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 10:07:48 AM »
** UPDATE -- Mystery Solved

This item HAS an ID now.  It is made by SASAKI HANDCRAFTED *JAPAN*

Here is a Clear colored glass bird with Label **See HERE
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