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Aventurine and green weight - ID = Teign Valley Glass
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:53:08 PM »
I thought perhaps Murano when I first saw this, but the base in not ground; it has a sort of fire polished indent. Then I wondered whether it is Strathearn. Now I don't know. Any thoughts please.


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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 08:39:48 PM »
 :hi:

No clue here --- but still *just* trying to help if I can         (lord knows if that is possible ??   :24: )

Might it be similar to this one  ** Here     at all ????  or even this one   **HERE   

Just throwing out suggestions (to try to help) ????????????
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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 12:59:38 AM »
I have one just like it! See photo below. It is 3 3/16 inch (81 mm) diameter and 2 7/8 inch (71 mm) high. The base is also fire polished and indented. Mine has some "tooling ridges" around the body near the base, partly shown in the image by the dark shadow line.

I think it was from eBay and was sold by a lady who said that her mother had visited a glassworks in north London sometime in the 1970s. Apparently, on asking if they made paperweights, the person at the counter brought out the weight and sold it to her! Name of the company ... Nazeing.

Can't recall right now when I got it but it was certainly after the Nazeing exhibition of 2003 otherwise I would have offered it for consideration of inclusion along with an older weight I have that was included.

I have not followed up on the information but I think the design ties in quite well with the "bubbles and swirly things" motif on a weight illustrated (but not very well) in the b&w image of a 1950s catalogue page from Nazeing. I first saw that page in a copy of the Monart & Vasart Collectors Club newlsetter and it was also later reproduced in the book by Geoff Timberlake produced for the "celebration of Nazeing Glass Works 1928-2003".

Now these weights have been aired in the Board, I would be pleased to learn of any other views on the Nazeing attribution, pro or con.
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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 07:30:33 AM »
Oh interesting thought Kev, thank you.


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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 12:55:21 PM »
 :hi:

Just to throw a spanner in the works, this may be completely irrelevant, but the texture of the gorgeous green colours looks very, very, very Perthshire.
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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 06:48:09 PM »
More spanners, people  ;D
I found this today - a Teign Valley Glass pw, on Ron's site.

http://www.artiusglass.co.uk/id21.html
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 07:07:59 PM »
I saw that too, but I think their stuff is usually signed T.V.G. (PS That price is what one might call ambitious!)


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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 12:25:37 AM »
That T.V.G. item was also linked to by Rose earlier.

I agree that TVG items are usually signed but on some it is hard to find the tiny "T.V.G" mark. But I can confirm that my weight has no signature anywhere.

It is difficult to be sure, but, even allowing for the effects of digital imaging and stated size (2.25 inch diameter) of the TVG item, I think its green is more "chunky" than in these other weights. Another point is that although they each show green and white as the actual colouring of the ground, mine and Christine's weights are much more like "jasper" than separate green and white elements, which is how I see the TVG piece.

But ... ?
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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 07:41:39 AM »
I agree. I've looked at my TVG pear and that is blue blobs and green blobs. This is mixed green and white frit and a much finer lacy effect. The more I look at it the more I love it.


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Re: Aventurine and green weight
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 08:30:38 AM »
I can't add anything to id this but just to say that I keep seeing that Teign Valley glass is signed, but I have bought pieces from them that definitely were not signed.  In one case I bought two of the same thing in different colours and one piece was signed and the other not.   I had a choice of pieces and quite a few of those I looked at were not signed.
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