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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 07:32:48 PM »
Sorry I don't know anything about it, but I just wanted to agree that it is gorgeous!

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 07:49:31 PM »
Hi Glass is good (do you have a name)?  :hi:

I found it in a charity shop - cracked I'm afraid - but a wonderful piece all the same and it displays fine. I never mind damaged items at small cost, they are a great way to learn and if you get it wrong it doesn't matter.

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 08:46:13 PM »
Hi Hazel, I'm Julia.  Mum and I both like glass and I've spent lots of time on the internet trying to identify our 'finds'.  Like me, mum likes plain glass, but also has quite a collection of murano animals, she also has three of the large blown fishes in various sizes.  I can't afford expensive pieces, but we raid the charity shops and boot fairs - for me at least in the hope that I will find something valuable.  I quite like the more modern Walther glass pieces, but managed to find some of the older Walther glass 'pink' dishes at a fair the other week (£8 for all three I got  ;D).  I like the large 'cake' plates and stands that they do.  Given the time I've spent searching this site is quite a find and I have a number of pieces I'd like to test the masses on, but I have to get to grips with his taking the pictures lark - I only have a compact digi camera, and its testing my skills at the moment  ::)

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 09:47:56 PM »
Hi Julia

Google picassa is useful for auto fixing pictures to give the best clarity. It is free to download from google and allows you to upload to web albums for storing your pictures.

Hazel  :sm:
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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 10:33:19 PM »
Julia, we have a help topic for taking pics which might come in handy for you as you get to grips with photographing glass... the link is here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6522.0.html (Note: topic has been updated with some very useful tips of photographing glass.)
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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 06:59:33 AM »
Still looking for maker, any help appreciated.

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 10:25:30 AM »
Guessing it might be a special, engraved commission for someone, you could look at the shape and the stopper rather than the parrots if you see what I mean?

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 11:12:34 AM »
Have to say I agree with the others, what a cracking find - imperfect or not.  I suggest a base shot would give us a better idea of the basic shape.  And perhaps a close up of the stopper would be useful.

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Re: Parrot decanter - ID help.
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 12:42:43 PM »
So it's look at the base not the birdie  :24:

I'll dash off and take some more pics.  :wsh:

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