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Offline Anne E.B.

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« on: November 30, 2005, 09:05:09 PM »
# 1. Geode bowl with lid:
Oooh!  I was just about to ask why this "Orrefors" piece doesn't have any other markings and have just done a double take on the signature...  :shock:  :?  I'm not too sure that it actually says Orrefors after all.  Just taken this pic. as I'm typing this.  What do you think?  I can make out o _ _ _ f o a s.  Its quite old as can be seen on the pic. of the base, very heavy and three quarters of an inch thick.  Any ideas please?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/clear015.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/signature2003.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/clear016.jpg

# 2. Geometric ashtray:
This second one is very strange - positively GLOWS orange in daylight. Looking at it now in artificial light, it looks dull, as if someone has just turned the light off :? Matte orange interior and yellow polished exterior.  The orange looks a little luminous.  Any ideas why? and possible maker?  I thought it might be Czech because of its chunky geometric look.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/gold001.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/clear014.jpg

# 3. Olive green hooped vase:
I think this might be Riihimaki.  Has this one been featured recently, or am I dreaming?   :oops:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/olivegreen002.jpg

It looks very much like another one I had in the past which I saw attributed to Riihimaki.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/20-SmokedRiihimaki.jpg

Your comments would be much appreciated as always.

Regards - Anne E.B. :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 09:07:39 PM »
I can put your mind at rest about the Orrefors piece but I have no clue about the other ones.

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 09:10:34 PM »
Is that a yay or a nay for the Orrefors Ivo?

Anne E.B. :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 09:26:16 PM »
Yay the sig's okay!

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2005, 09:55:39 PM »
Is there any reason it isn't marked with numbers?  My two other Orrefors pieces are numbered/coded.

Any ideas how old it might be Ivo?

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2005, 01:46:41 AM »
Are you sure that the lid is original? I have a bunch of orrefors candleholders (voltives) that look exactly like this.

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2005, 07:48:13 AM »
I'll second that -  check for colour difference in the glass or crystal.

re numbers: no reason. smaller items are either unsigned or marked "of"

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2005, 10:41:48 AM »
Thank you Laura and Ivo for your constructive comments 8) .  Must admit I was surprised to see a lid on it when I bought it yesterday.  The lid fits like a glove and it seems to complement the shape of the bowl.  

However, when the bowl and lid are placed side by side, there is a colour difference which isn't noticed when placed on top.  The bowl looks to be crystal with a silvery hue, and the lid - plain bog-standard glass.

Anyone want a lid?

Anne E.B. :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2005, 12:08:40 PM »
Hi Anne  :)

I'm not sure about your hooped vase being Riihimaki - it could be, but it does look a bit thin, although the colour is good.  As far as I'm concerned the jury's out on that one!  OMHO though.    :?
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2005, 12:55:31 PM »
Thanks Max 8)

Its times like this when I don't object to a bit of jury knobbling, in favour of Riihimaki :twisted: :lol:

Anne E.B. :wink:
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