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A purple/blue neodymium dolphin. Who made it please?
« on: January 16, 2006, 10:41:24 AM »
I have just bought some engery saving bulbs, brought some items in to photograph and this little dolphin changed colour from a lovely pale lilac to a very pale blue, but as far as I am aware Caithness didn't or doesn't make animals, so I would like to know where it comes from.

The purple dolphin

http://tinypic.com/kcccol.jpg

The blue dolphin
 (sorry about the bad picture but its vey hard to show, but it does look blue around the edge!)

http://tinypic.com/kcccwx.jpg

Barbara


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A purple/blue neodymium dolphin. Who made it please?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006, 06:30:12 PM »
How big is it Barbara?

It could be Italian. I have some tiny neodymium elephants that my mother bought there some years ago. I cannot remember exactly where in Italy and she's now in Malta until mid-Feb so I can't ask her.


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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006, 06:36:01 PM »
Hi Anne,

Its about 4" tall to the tip of the tail.

 I did wonder if it was Italian as it does have that type of look around the mouth, rather pouty and "Sofia Loren (sp)" looking  :lol:  but I didn't think they made that sort of glass.

Not really to my taste, but a talking point at the moment.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006, 07:07:31 PM »
My elephants are lampworked - here:
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-231

They go blue under fluorescent lights in the kitchen but I couldn't get a good photo of them showing blue. This is how they normally look.


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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006, 07:31:00 PM »
Apparently Caithness do (did?) animals - I found a dolphin here http://www.royalmint.com/RoyalMint/web/site/PackedSets/7CDOLPH.asp but it's nothing like yours. None of the other Caithness animals/fish are similar in style so I don't feel yours is Caithness. It still looks more Italian to me. Perhaps others may be able to help more.


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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 07:47:50 PM »
Hi The general feeling seemed to be that the neodymium angel fish I asked about was Murano. So it seems likely that your dolphin might be Italian

see http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3691.0.html

and here (scroll down) is an Italian bull

http://www.mindspring.com/~reyne/neowhatsis.html


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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 06:08:59 PM »
I know that Archimede Seguso did some work with animals in this type of glass in the late 1950's, but I've only ever come across a couple and both of those had cut away frosted looking areas on them, but I've not seen enough to know if that was a general feature of them all.
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