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Author Topic: Pressed glass vase - ID = Crystal D'Arques, France  (Read 896 times)

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Pressed glass vase - ID = Crystal D'Arques, France
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:11:02 PM »
I think it's either French or Belgian, very flowy lines, and stylistically, it sort of shouts 50s-60s to me. But I could be wrong about any of that.

Quite big, 30 cm high, 10 cm across at the base, about 14.5 at the top. It's not entirely round, it goes a bit towards having 3 'corners'.

I've trouble finding anything similar. If it is French and/or Belgian, that period is not very well documented. I just hope someone sees some style similarities and can point me in the right direction.

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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 05:16:42 PM »
?????????????? cristal d'arques ???
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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 10:07:01 PM »
Cristal d'Arques is certainly a possibility. I would feel more comfortable though if I could actually find one with that attribution, or something that looks a little similar. Or someone who has seen one with a label.

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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 10:31:57 PM »
Rosie.

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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 10:43:13 PM »
Yes, that's exactly the same vase, though a much better picture. Too bad the seller doesn't know an origin either...

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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 10:50:24 PM »
Ah, due to the previous posts I decided to have another go at ebay.com and found a specialist category for Crystal D'Arques - and my vase, a seller with a marked one. Apparently indeed Crystal D'Arques, lead crystal, and still in production today according to this ebay seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-12-CRISTAL-D-ARQUES-24-LEAD-CRYSTAL-VASE-NR-/230400648733?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35a4f2e61d

Thanks everyone for helping me solve it!

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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 11:33:45 PM »
Great,  and Rose got it right first time..... :rah:
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Re: Pressed glass vase, looks fifties, any idea?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 09:04:16 PM »
Great,  and Rose got it right first time..... :rah:

Lucked out.

As I had posted a long time ago something that I thought looked similar -- so it was still just a guess. 

Is the top edge of Astids -  as wavy as the one in the pic?  Can't tell by the angles the pic was taken at.  So just wondering....??
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Re: Pressed glass vase - ID = Crystal D'Arques, France
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 11:15:48 PM »
Yes, it is just as wavy on top, I'm very sure it's exactly the same vase. I'm still experimenting with taking the right sort of photographs - especially with clear glass it's not always easy. That one was done with the vase lying down on its side (which doesn't help). If everything goes well, I'll have a cube soon and can hopefully use some better angles in the future.

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