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Offline ahremck

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 02:41:27 PM »
You could not realistically call it a bowl, Dean.  The face has a similar radius to the back and is obviously just a window intended to keep distortion down.

Ross
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 10:43:20 PM »
As far as I know, Wille Manson pieces with a flat window to an interior design (like the Bat Cave weight Sue mentioned) always had a flat "base section" so the weight could stand up properly.

As for size, I have an example of a Wille Manson "Cave Painting" weight, made in a similar way,  that is 12cm (almost 4.75 inch) wide, and it is definitely a paperweight. And there are several known examples of millefiori patterned Paul Ysart weights that have a diameter of 4.5 inch or greater - known as "super magnum" size.

I will move this over to Paperweights where some of our American friends might be able to throw some light on the matter.
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2011, 10:57:58 PM »
the Coroso technique where the outside of the bowl is blasted with sand when finished giving it the sany rough effect

Isn't corroso an acid-based finish?  :-\


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Re: Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2011, 11:29:26 PM »
Your remark Kevin about a ground piece to stand on echoes the advice I got from Glass Eye Studio when I asked them.  But this does not have any sign of grinding except for the front "dished" face.  I keep wondering if this is some form of prototype that was abandoned as not worth completing prior to the stand being created.  I have emailled one of William Manson Snr's agents asking for help - hopefully I may get a useful response.

Ross
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Re: Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 09:50:15 AM »
It does look to me as though who ever made it was not happy with the interior work so just  gave it a rough blue finish.
Mike www.abfabglass.co.uk

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Re: Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 11:09:29 PM »
It does look to me as though who ever made it was not happy with the interior work so just  gave it a rough blue finish.
Mike www.abfabglass.co.uk

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Re: Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 01:26:19 AM »
Hi

This bowl if I am correct by the pictures has been made using the Coroso technique where the outside of the bowl is blasted with sand when finished giving it the sany rough effect

Ciao

Dean

The exterior is simply a coating of glass powder that has been melted on.  No etching involved.

 

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