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Offline Pinkspoons

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« on: December 08, 2005, 09:39:41 PM »
I purchased this today for a not-too-harsh £18. T'is the same shape, size (10") & proportions as the one shown on Frank's marvellous site, and the design is very much along the same lines... but the colours are different...

What think we of it?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/pinkspoons/tuliplamp.jpg)


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 05:51:12 AM »
They tend to sell for a bit more, 200ish on eBay and in excess of 1,000 in some Scottish antiques shops. Quite a bargain.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005, 10:09:44 AM »
Oh, so it is genuine then? Hurray.

I know that they go for a fair amount of money on eBay - one the same colour as shown on your site went for £210 last night. Actually if it wasn't for spotting the one on eBay, I would have gone straight past the one I bought yesterday.

But £1,000? Are they mad?  :shock:


Edit: Apologies to anyone who would pay / has paid £1,000 for a lamp like this... but I'm tightfisted and 99% of the time only buy things if they're utter bargains!  :D


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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005, 04:32:38 PM »
Well done Pinkspoons on getting such a bargain, well spotted.  I would love one day to find such a bargain to make up for all the times I spent too much when I first started buying Ysart glass.  I have one lamp which I paid £150 for which is not a bad price for a Vasart lamp but it will probably remain my only one, unless I am as eagle eyed and as lucky as you.   :)


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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005, 04:55:08 PM »
Thanks! And going on what the lamp last night on eBay sold for, £150 doesn't seem like too bad a price at all!  :)

Though, to be honest, this will most likely end up as shop stock in the new year when I launch my little online emporium of all things designer clutter!   :D


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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2005, 05:24:49 PM »
Quote from: "Pinkspoons"
But £1,000? Are they mad?


Now yes, in a few years maybe not. Increasing interest and short supply.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005, 01:44:04 PM »
Oh, I forgot to ask - does anybody know who designed the tulip lamp? I can't claim to know anything much about Vasart.  :oops:

Hurray, though, I got around to taking better photographs:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/pinkspoons/vasarttulip-unlit.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/pinkspoons/vasarttulip-lit.jpg)


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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2005, 05:23:09 PM »
Probably Salvador.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005, 05:56:49 PM »
Thanks. :)


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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2005, 04:25:41 PM »
I've been thinking about selling this lamp before the New Year to add a bit of spending money to my holiday fund - what's the best way to achieve maximum price for Vasart? (I'm not expecting £1,000+ by the way  :lol: ) It's just that I know nothing about the market for it.

Looking through past auction house catalogues listed online, Vasart seems to not fair so well at them - not even up in Scotland - and usually realise £100-£50 less than on eBay.

Always open to suggestions.  :)

 

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