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Offline cmdg

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Hello, I recently bought this lovely footed glass bowl that has what I think are kookaburras as handles.The bowl stands at 5 1/2" tall,and 9 1/4" across the top, it is pressed glass and has the moulded makers mark to the underside.
I would appreciate any information about it,particularly the maker,date and possible value. The only other example I have seen was in a purple malachite type glass and looked to be smaller but the same shape etc,there was no information given, just a sold price of £120 !, any other glass I have seen with kookaburras all are in carnival glass.
Thank you very much,Chris
P.S.I paid £2.50 at a local car boot.


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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 10:57:30 AM »
Hi Chris, your bowl was made in Yugoslavia by STS Abel, see Pamela's site here: [Link]


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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 12:52:01 PM »
Hello,Wayne, thank you very much indeed for your help.
Best wishes,Chris


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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 03:21:38 PM »
Definitely not Kookaburras.  Kookas are LARGE kingfishers and this have a straight upper part to the beek.

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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 07:01:16 PM »
 :girlcheer:
It's a lovely coincidence - look, what I have received today from Dejan, a 'Serbian-glass-investigating' friend:

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Hi Pamela
I have a full confirmation that STS Abel use mark with star and wineglass. I wrote message to museum of Hrastnik and I asked him about the mark.The curator from the museum Irena Ivančić Lebar confirmed that.
Star with five point symbolizes a five glass factories (Hrastnik, Rogatec, Rogaška Slatina, Daruvar und Paraćin).It is not known exactly when the mark use began. Certainly after 1927. when all factories are united. Rogaška Slatina glassfactory was built in 1927. and in the same year Abel purchased a factory in Paracin. Mark was used to approximately 1945.

I have also a interesting advertisement from glassfactory in Hrastnik published in magazin Steklar and I send you in this message.
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Angela has already written in detail about STS here: http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/STSglass.html
I had already informed Angela about this new contact a few weeks ago, and now it seems, we're getting closer to their history.  :chky:

Anyhow, I'm delighted about this contact to Serbia, and have invited Dejan to join us here  :rah:
Pamela
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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 09:49:19 PM »
Well Chris,
I am exceedingly envious  :mrgreen:
I have been trying for sometime to obtain that bowl at the right price.
I might have even paid a little more!!

Well Done.
Meegs.


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Re: Help to ID Kookaburra Bowl with makers mark please!
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 10:03:58 PM »
That was some coincidence eh!!.
Ah, so not a kookaburra then, it reminds me of those weird pottery birds by the Martin brothers, a crazy bird.Is it a mythical bird or maybe a kingfisher or something else?.
It has been great to learn something about this maker,I've really enjoyed looking through lots of the links to old catalogues etc,and learning some history about the five factories uniting etc.
So it seems that my centerpiece must date between 1927 and 1941, I think I read that the outbreak of the WWII ended production,I am still a little uncertain about when exactly this star and wine glass symbol was in use?
Meegs,do you know what it should be sold for,or would trying ebay be worthwhile do you think?,I don't have a lot of experience with selling pressed glass from this period (Stennett-Willson is my main glass passion!) it is a shame to part with it really, the colour is particularly good, I just have so much glass I can't keep it all,as it is already the majority of my RSW glass is in the attic as my new house is too small to display much of it,although it is great fun changing it around from time to time !.
Thank you very much again all!, Chris


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Chris,
I have no experienced selling on ebay as a collector I only purchase!
These bowls are currently on e-bay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220710982373&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120500866384&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
These two have been on for some time.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270746082772&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
This one has been recently listed

For this particular bowl I have been the under-bidder on one ebay auction that sold for around GBP 25.00 and also the top bidder on another auction site that didn't meet reserve at approx GBP 50.

So like all things that go to internet auction it often depends on how well the item is listed and who is bidding on the day!

If you decide to list it please can you give me a postage quote to New Zealand as I would be keen!
Good Luck
Meegs



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I would guess your bowl probably dates to the mid to late 1930s, as that was the period when everyone was making similar styles.

 

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