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Offline lddlsa

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« on: December 06, 2005, 11:24:01 AM »
I set myself the challenge this morning of posting my first picture on the board as  I keep reading how easy it is.  I am not very computer literate as my 11 year old daughter likes to remind me. :roll:

Here goes, hopefully you will be able to look at my few pieces of Monart Wedding gift.

http://tinypic.com/i71owj.jpg

Fingers crossed that it works
Regards to all
Lynne


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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005, 11:38:11 AM »
The decanter in the photo is very special to me as it was a special birthday present to cheer me up after my mum died.  It should have a flared top but has been ground down because of damage.  The other pieces I just had to have, I love that sparkle!  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to afford the few pieces I have seen on eBay recently but one day the collection will grow.

Thanks again for the feedback, time for a snooze now I think.

Regards

Lynne


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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005, 08:24:50 PM »
What a lovely collection in the Royal Wedding colours. I have recently purchased a dish similar to your front piece in the Wedding colours and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. It is my Christmas present to myself as I always wanted a piece in this colour for my collection.
Here are a few of my pieces which I absolutely adore - Monart/Vasart and Strathearn.
http://tinypic.com/i77f9g.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 12:43:13 AM »
Hi Lynne,

You have done well on putting together a collection of those! They look great grouped together... a few more shapes to go:
http://www.ysartglass.com/Ysart/Wedding.htm

At least one of those large bowls has been smashed at Balmoral but most of the rest are supposed to still be there.

Thanks for sharing your too Zidori, I particularly love the Vasart vase. One of the best shapes they made.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2005, 10:13:45 AM »
Thanks to all of you for your kind comments, I think that I was a magpie in a previous life as I am always drawn to sparkly things.  Diamonds preferably, otherwise Monart with aventurine or with christmas flakes which I am presuming are mica.  

I spoke to Adam Aaronson at a glass fair earlier this year about my (feeble) attempts at fusing glass.  One of the things I want to try is to incorporate mica into a piece but I haven't been able to get any.  Adam told me that I could use vermiculite (spelling?) which is available from garden centres. I have just acquired two big bags from a shop that sells gas fires and I hope to get time over Christmas to experiment.

Zidori, thanks for letting us see your photos and I hope you love your wedding gift piece when it arrives.

Frank, I don't know if you remember but I purchased the bowl at the back of the photo from you a few years ago, it is definitely a piece that will remain in my collection.


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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005, 06:31:34 PM »
Hi Lynne,

Well done on posting the photo.
Superb Royal Wedding Colour set  :!:

I've got a piece, too:
http://tinypic.com/iblvld.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2005, 08:00:44 PM »
Hi Kev

Thanks for letting me see your piece of Wedding Gift   :cry:

I hope you didn't cause its demise, what did it start life as? I wonder if there was ever a Wedding Gift paperweight ? maybe not.  :)


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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 08:59:14 PM »
Kevin,

You should have a little card displayed next to your piece.

A special set of Monart glass was made for the Royal Wedding gift from the city of Perth, most of the set remains intact but a large bowl did get broken...

 :D Leave the rest to imagination and one day your heirs will have a piece of history and wonder "How DID he get that piece?"
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 11:17:33 PM »
Ah, well, being (mostly) an honest type, I will say here that I was sent the piece by a collector, so I could see the interior structure and do a decent UV test, as complete examples of Monart are quite difficult to get a UV
reaction from.

I also used the piece as a template to draw circumference. It produced a perfect circle with a diameter of 29.5 cm / 11 5/8 inches.

It was the collector who unfortunately dropped the large bowl / dish :!:

But yes, Frank, with my warped sense of humour, I am tempted by the hint-at-Balmoral card :lol:
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Re: Monart Wedding Gift Set
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 10:05:56 PM »
Lynne, Kev and Ronnie's pics have all been munched by Tinypic. Could you add copies back onto the board if you still have them please?

 

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