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Offline Bernard C

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Height 8½" 21.5cm, constant diameter 4½" 11.2cm with no taper at all, ground and polished rim, no pontil scar, weight 2lb 7¼oz 1116g.

I'm fairly certain that the chips marvered into the pink/ruby casing before blowing into the final shape mould are millefiori cane chips as opposed to chips of coloured glass, but please correct me on this and anything else I may have wrong.

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I did wonder if this was another style of Strathearn surface decorated vase — see here.

Thanks for your interest,

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 11:55:08 AM »
I think you're on the right track - but the polished/cut rim would suggest Stuart Strathearn rather than Strathearn, which tends to have a heat polished rim.  :thup:
(but best to wait for somebody more knowledgable to confirm my opinion)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 05:25:57 PM »
Sue — Thanks.   However I don't think the rim on my vase could have been reheated without spoiling the decoration, so that feature may not help with attribution.

I've been comparing the chips on mine to those on the linked vase, and I've noticed similarities, particularly some chips containing small spots of colour.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 06:17:28 PM »
I'll ask my brother, Bernard. He has several pieces of "Granite" Strathearn. I'm sure, though, the rims are nice, round, smooth, heat finished ones. I suppose also it would depend if they were cased or not, though I'm positive Granite isn't.
The proportions of yours bit look more Stuart Strathearny to me, but that could be a trick of the camera angle.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 03:00:24 PM »
My brother agrees with you, Bernard - Strathearn.
He says the crackled bits of Granite aren't cased, and have these rims.

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 06:20:19 PM »
Sue — Grateful thanks for your time and effort, and would you please pass similar thanks to your brother.    :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

Let me know if he wants photographs and I will send him high quality cropped ex camera.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 07:07:08 PM »
Think he'd rather have the piece of gass, Bernard!  >:D
Granite is fairly unusual and the with the crackled finish, even more so.
But thanks very much. :thup:
Hope you have a good day tomorrow!  :X:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 12:56:29 PM »
Sue — The silence on this Strathearn surface decorated crackle glass on the Internet was deafening, so I resumed the search, and eventually found a reference to it on Nigel's site here:-

Quote from: Nigel Benson, 20th Century Glass
...   A similar technique was employed for a surface decorated range ..., which used a base colour (lime green, pink or vermilion red) that had a cracked effect with other colours speckled over its surface.   There was no casing to this range, nor did it have the seal type pontil usually employed to identify most Strathearn since neither the thickness of the glass nor the colouring technique allowed its use.   ...

So, Sue, thanks to you, your brother, Nigel, and the GMB we have an attribution.    :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips for id, please
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 01:46:39 PM »
 ;D
I imagine the silence was because it is a rather scarce piece, Bernard. :thup:

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Cylindrical crackle vase with millefiori cane chips - ID = Strathearn
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 04:48:40 PM »
These first appeared a number of years ago with all sorts of colourful accounts, clearly motivated to enhance value but since then are appearing with greater frequency. In ten years or so scarcity might be assessable.
Frank A.
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