Author Topic: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - ID = Hoya Crystal Japan  (Read 2722 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Hi All,

Hoping someone can help throw some light on this one.  Looks to be a small trinket or dressing table dish, around 5 inches wide and 1.5 inches high. Has a frosted glass image of a young woman, which is shown in relief on the reverse. Has a beveled edge to the base and lots of surface wear to the reverse.

Any thoughts on age, origin etc appreciated.

Thanks,
Greg

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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 12:27:04 PM »
I have something very similar with a monkey and I know that it is by VSL - so perhaps your white ape is from the same bestiary?
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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 01:57:50 PM »
Thanks Ivo, does have some similarities to your VSL piece.

I've seen quite a few VSL dishes online with different animals on, which appear similar to your dish, although haven't yet seen any VSL dishes with the image of a young woman on. Although, when handling the glass it does remind me of other pieces of VSL I have come across before.

Out of interest, do the insides of your dish go straight up to the rim or do they tapper outwards slightly towards the rim..?

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Greg

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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 02:14:49 PM »
they're tapir'd  :ooh:
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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 02:24:46 PM »
Thanks Ivo.

The sides on my dish go straight up to the rim. The majority of the VSL dishes with animal designs I have come across all appear to tapper outwards towards the rim. Having said that, I suspect that it could still well have been produced by VSL.  I just sent VSL a quick email, with a photo, so, hopefully, I will hear something back, all being well.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Greg

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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 08:29:32 PM »
Just got an email reply back from VSL.  Apparently, this piece was not produced by them.

It does appear to have some age, looking at the wear on the base.  Any further ideas or suggestions most welcome.

Thanks,
Greg

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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 04:14:40 AM »
I'm not being very helpful with origin or age but I saw one of these dishes on Sunday at a flea market and was put off buying it by how scratched the base was, so much so that it detracted from the image.
I also wondered if it was quite a modern piece that had been maltreated as the scratches to me were not consistent with wear from age it also got me wondering if some glass is not as durable as other glass.
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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 04:07:56 AM »
Hi Greg,

Having found at least 5 examples in (various scratched and unscratched states) of this dish in the last couple of months I finally found one with a label today; therefore I believe this piece was made by Hoya Crystal Japan.

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Meegs

Just for  the records this extract is from Hoya's website:
 HOYA CORPORATION terminated the Crystal Business on March 31, 2009. As the business terminates, HOYA CRYSTAL TOKYO, the Company's directly-owned retail shop was closed as of May 12, 2009.


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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 05:35:46 AM »
Just saw this. Hoya under T. Yamamoto produced these "engraved" plates & smaller coaster sets for years & you could find them just about everywhere here in the U.S. in department stores & glass outlets like Mikasa & later on at T.J. Maxx & Saturday Morning stores in the mid 90's. Mostly they were floral designs then later on the designs covered various themes.

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Re: Small Intaglio cut dish - Frosted Image of young Woman - French..?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 10:16:42 AM »
Thanks for that Meegs, good work!

I've also seen a handful around over here in the UK, some have been slightly different designs which would fit in with Ohio's info. All of the ones I have encountered have also been missing their labels, good to finally come across one with its label!

Thanks for letting me know, good to finally put this one to bed!

Many thanks,
Greg
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