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Offline westred

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Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« on: December 10, 2010, 01:31:12 AM »
  Here is the info on the glass bird in question, rosieposie.  I am sure this will be a pretty easy one, as it is a lot more "common" looking than the last one I was asking info for.
It actually really reminds me a lot of the smaller glass birds I have, only JUMBO sized and with a signature thatn I have never seen.  If you can ID this, it would be a great help!?  I figured you would probably like to see pictures of it anyway, if you are into glass birds.  When I first saw your screen-name, I thought for sure you were into glass flowers...... :ru:  HA HA!

  The bird is 4 1/2" tall, 7 1/2" long, 3 1/2" wide and the pedestal on the bottom is 2 3/8" in diameter.  I picked it up at a thrift store for $5.00 American!  Let me know if I did good?!!  I think it's pretty nice.

  Much thanks! :thup:

  Photos to follow: 
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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 11:05:28 AM »
Lovely birdie,  and a good price whatever the maker!!  :rah:

The footed base puts me in mind of the Ray brothers work....famous for the Bluebird of Happiness and the Red Cardinal of Love.
Also,  Bianco Blu made  birds with a circular 'foot'.......each one was usually signed by the maker, but I seem to recollect most were made by Tarmo Maaronen, I will spend some time over the weekend finding out other makers. :sun: 
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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 11:16:55 AM »
Here is a link to a Ron Ray glass bird,  but on closer examination,  I think yours is a much more refine piece.  (Sorry Ron!!) ;D

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-ron-ray-clear-and-yellow-hand-blown-glass
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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 08:13:51 PM »
Still on the case with this.....
Have a look at this Polish birdie...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360258075228

Would you say it was the same maker???

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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 11:06:19 PM »
Wow, Rosie!  That really does look just like it!  Do they say whether it was signed, or if it had a round pedestal on the bottom?
Could be a copy of it, but looks very convincing! 

As far as Ron Ray..........I have several of his , mostly small, signed birds in many different colors!  That is what I was trying to spit-out when I said I had other like it that were smaller.  I just forgot that they were Ron Ray.  I believe he had one other person working with him, as I have a few with a different signature.  My nicest is a larger one with 2 birds on a heart, signed as well.  I find that it hard to find the red ones, most of my finds of his are blue.

Maybe I sound take most of my glass birds and take a shot of them for you all together?  I have one smaller Murano with label and hand signed.  I have a Murano that I got at Sam's Club for $99.00, before they stopped carrying Art Glass at the store up here.  It is a REAL nice larger branch type with 2 gold fused birds on it.  But, I think my coolest is an old one I found 5 years ago that someone broke.  It broke very cleanly and I was wondering maybe if I could repair it someday?  I (THINK?) it is an older Murano of a hummingbird on the edge of a bowl.  It has a large kind of conical base it sits on.  And it's not one of those little fragile ones either.  It's pretty good sized and very heavy!

Let me know and I will try to muster the strength to gather them all and get you some photos.  I also have a pretty cool Murano fish on a pedestal with glass gems infused in it!  It was missing one half of part of the fin, so I got a killer price on it.  It does not take away from it's beauty and I would never sell it anyway!

Thanks for your enthusiasm!  It really helps me forget about my PAIN, even if for a bit of time!

TTYS.......Let me know! ;D :rn: :rah: :hat: :hi: :hi:
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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 11:25:14 PM »
I would love to see  your other birds,  do gather the strength to photograph them.

I'm afraid I have over 400,  so putting them all together to photograph might be difficult.  There are quit a few of them in my glass gallery here on the GMB,  and you can see a lot of them on the posting about Display Cabinets.

I am not sure if the blue and yellow bird is the same make as yours,  but it is certainly very similar.  It is still for sale on eBay, so I expect you could ask the seller for more photos, and also ask him how he knows if it really is Polish......and is there a signature he may not have noticed.

Good luck with that one.....I am still on the Loon at the moment.....the colouring had overtones of Marcolin, Konstglas, and the design looks very like Steuben,  but I have never seen their glass with colour in it.

I won't give up though!!


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Re: Another glass bird ID question posed to rosieposie?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 03:56:05 AM »
 :hiclp:  Thanks Rosie!.........I don't think that I have 400 birds, as I collect so many interesting objects.  I will have to see what I can do.  Some days are worse than others for me, as far as my chronic pain issues go.  So, when I am having a GOOD day, I will definitely try to put together a montage of my birds.  Maybe I should just show you how much I am talking about, by taking photos of the glass I have tucked away here and there.  Between my wife and I, you are talking about Murano, Studio, Fenton, Westmoreland, and MANY paperweights (as far as glass.  We also collect Art Pottery and Ceramics, that are affordable, of course.  But over the years, it has turned into a major pile of stuff!  Including mainly Frankoma, Royal Haeger, Precious Moments, some North American Indian pottery, and a lot of little things in between.  I think, my favorite, as far as pottery right now would have to be the Eames Era (late 40's - 50's) Royal Haeger (and Haeger) lamps.  I have a few beauties that we have managed to grab here and there for amazing prices!

  I will have to show a picture of the (mess)!  There are probably at least 5 curio cabinets full of stuff, plus 3 tables and my large oak computer desk, FULL!!!!!!! :ac1:  I will work on it!

  Have a GREAT weekend and keep in touch!   :sun:  It is suppose to hit 20 below zero Monday and Tuesday night here, so I think I may go into hibernation! :sick: :hb1:  Way too cold for anyone normal.  I guess that says it all! :pb:
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