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Offline PAUL H

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Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:45:03 PM »
Hi all I have noticed recently there have been a few Isle of Wight crizzle stones appearing for sale on the web and was wondering how many have been made
and the comparative rarity of these pieces. They have been made by Timothy Harris and are signed as such and I was considering trying to acquire one for an
investment piece. The prices seem high to me compared to the super rare Michael Harris Mdina ones any thoughts... Paul.
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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 06:11:47 PM »
I was surprised at the price one reached on ebay recently, it probably more than doubled the price it was originally sold for, not bad in three years.

As I understand it, around twenty or so have been made, some in 2007 and a few more in 2009,  it may not be that easy to find one to buy.

A few photos of the three I was lucky enough to pick up are in this album: http://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/MiscellaneousGlass#

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 06:19:23 PM »
John I am so jealous you are a lucky man.. have you any pics of the bases and are they limited editions or one offs.. they are beautiful.
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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 11:59:05 PM »
I guess each of them is a one off, nature of the beast. Not limited editions as they are not numbered in that fashion. The bases are ground and polished.

The 2007 and the 2009 stones I have seen are signed and dated. The 2007 stones also, as far as I know, have a number engraved (I haven't handled them all so can't be definitive),  I am fairly sure the no1, no2 etc. refers to the colour. The blue ones are no1, that amethyst one on ebay was a no2, might as well add a link to it before the photo disappears: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ISLE-WIGHT-GLASS-CRIZZLE-STONE-VASE-SIGNED-/330430677708?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item4cef3402cc

Don't know what the number on the turquoise one sold at the National was, I think I was offered that one for sale some time ago but I bought this Mdina fish vase instead. I wish I could have afforded both.

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 08:36:49 AM »
Several are now for sale at the Isle of Wight Studio Glass website: http://www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk/acatalog/Specials.html

Scroll down for the three examples.

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 09:19:00 AM »
John, with the fish vases, are those real cracks in the glass? I quite like the fish vases but those cracks look off putting to me.  :huh:

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 09:32:50 AM »
They're not cracks; they are where another layer of glass has been added.

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 09:57:19 AM »
Thanks lustrous...they look like cracks in the photos. I have seen a few photos and they look like cracks to me. We never seem them here in OZ. I think i would still pass on them though. Although they look nice.

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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010, 09:57:56 AM »
Oh my word!  :o

Is it just me, or does anyone else find the prices shocking?

Why do the crizzle stones cost so much?  Is there real gold used in them?  Is it snobbery?  (Forgive me if I'm asking stupid questions, but I'm curious).  They are pretty though.
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Re: Isle of Wight crizzle stones...
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 11:02:12 AM »
They are one-offs and individually hand made. Their production is also quite time-consuming and relatively difficult. They are art made by a top-level craftsman. The yellow is silver salts not gold. They are not tiny either.

 

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