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Author Topic: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)  (Read 1789 times)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 11:32:42 AM »
Even if it's not Tiffany,  :mrgreen: it has to be worth $20 of anyone's money.

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 12:33:37 PM »
Indeed!  :hiclp:
I also think there are some beauties on the Fakes site, whether they're tiffany or not.

I'm a bit confused about the statement that real signatures are "counterclockwise" - how does one tell?
Does that not mean just upside-down? and if so, in relation to what? the centre of the base?
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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 12:42:22 PM »
Sue, yes, counterclockwise in relation to the center of the base. Our piece has the sig written counter-clockwise.
I have looked at that Fakes site too. :) Lots of pretty glass there, no matter where it's from. I have to wonder about people though who will forge a sig on an already gorgeous piece of art glass that would do very well on its own. 

I guess all we can do is try to authenticate this based on form and execution....

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2010, 12:58:45 PM »
Or just enjoy it!

So the tops of the letters LCT should be towards the centre, on real ones.
(I hate only two alternatives, one right and one wrong, one left and one right  :spls:... if there's a third option, it all becomes so much easier - you can make a directional algorithm that's easy to remember!)
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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2010, 02:23:26 PM »
OR the person who signed was a little off-center that day... ;)  since his pieces were signed by hand, I'm sure that's always a possibility too.

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2010, 02:46:44 PM »
I'm confused, surely yours is signed counterclockwise and that is good, isn't it.   :huh:

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2010, 02:48:24 PM »
Yes, mine is signed counterclockwise, a good thing. :) 

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2010, 02:55:29 PM »
Christine, I think it's just that there are SO MANY forgeries out there, that people are highly skeptical of any piece that shows up, especially one that sold so inexpensively. But you have to remember that the gal that sold this piece thought it was "carnival glass" and had no clue about ANY of the items she was selling since they weren't hers. She had quite a large set of Waterford crystal that she said was Fostoria, for example. I've been buying/selling glass long enough to be super suspicious of most "too good to be true" pieces, but this one rings true to me.

But I still won't sell it as Tiffany until I'm completely certain.

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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2010, 03:02:51 PM »
 :o

Did you get hold of the Waterford? Sadly, they've gone out of business, which makes their stuff start heading towards premium prices.....

I'd agree with you that the provenance of your piece is pretty good. :thup:
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Re: Show and Tell, LC Tiffany piece :)
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2010, 03:13:45 PM »
Sue, I left the Waterford - it was chipped up, so useless for resale purposes. I DO buy Waterford though, every time I can find it in excellent shape. It's one of those items that sells itself - the name alone means superior quality.

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