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Offline gatewaywa

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« on: December 11, 2005, 08:19:25 AM »
Hi, My husband is a mad collector of anything that piques his interest and this morning at a garage sale he bought a glass vase, mumbling something about "monarch from Scotland", as I heard it. He researched the web (as soon as we came home) and I watched over his shoulder as he laboriously searched the ysart.com site. Naturally the $ signs piqued MY interest.
But is it dinkum? I just tag along, he has the eye.
The shape is similar to V006 and the colour similiar to your V001 or V008 on the page http://www.ysartglass.com/Vascat/VasV001.htm It has the gold aventurine? specks through the blue/green upper half with 6-7 swirls pulled down through only the top part of the pale cream/white bottom half. The shape and pontile mark coincide with your site's Vasart designation, i.e. polished round rim, recessed and rough ground/cut pontile.
I'd love to send a photo but he's taken it to a local expert to discuss as he has no patience with this computer lark.  
Has he got the genuine article? I'd love to tell him the good news. I have read through a lot of your forum and am curious. eBay is confusing as some have no bids while others are keenly followed.
Thank you for you informative and fascinating site.
Regards from Antipodean Perth
Anna and Roy
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005, 02:34:52 PM »
Quite possible but hard to tell without seeing a picture. If it has the leaping Salmon seal underneath it is Strathearn, else Vasart. It could of course be Monart too as they did.

There are many described as Monart/Vasart etc on eBay which are not the real thing and generally do not attract bids, although some of these do sell for silly money too!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005, 08:50:30 AM »
Hi Frank,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I have had some fun today taking pictures and loading them.
My husband's expert friend is currently unavailable so we would really appreciate an opinion on the item. If all goes well they can be see here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0011.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/gatewaywa/Vasart/DSCN0012.jpg

The mark on the pontile is inside the glass. Initially I thought it was a texta mark but it lies behind the etched looking surface. Also on close inspection there are some elongated bubbles within the coloured layer. These can be seen in the closeup showing the gold flecks.
Oh, in case the size is important; the vase stands 6&3/4" high and the top diameter is 5&1/2" and 4&1/2" at the bottom.
Hope the images are clear enough. I can always image whatever else you may need to identify and perhaps value this vase.
Many thanks for your attention.

From Antipodean Perth :D

Anna and Roy
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005, 10:36:27 AM »
Yes, that is Vasart.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 04:09:04 AM »
Thanks for the confirmation and assistance.

Anna and Roy
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