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Offline wolkenreb

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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2011, 12:31:08 PM »
Hi Rosie.  Oh I know that site.  It's wonderful and i have spent many an hour looking through it.  It's a wonderful resource.  But I don't think the piece I have is pressed glass as it is completely smooth, ie no seams.  But not being in any way knowledgeable about what constitutes pressed glass I many be wrong.  Would it be normal for a piece to be smooth and shiny on one surface and frosted on the other?

(I'm actually watching an ashtray on ebay which I found an almost match for on that website.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140559365486&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://pressglas-pavillon.de/index2.html

Many thanks Rosie.
Nancy


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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2011, 12:47:10 PM »
Quite often pressed glass is finished off by hand - the base may be polished, or any mould seams polished out - it's a mark of quality.
I had wondered a bit if your glass might be Walther - modern Walther has a tendency to be flowery in this sort of manner - but don't pay too much attention to me on this - it's not my area at all.  :pb:
Satinisation can be achieved using acid, or sandblasting - possibly a mould too.
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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011, 01:17:56 PM »
Hi Nancy,  Sue is too modest....everything she has said is correct.  I have been searching through Mikasa glass, and even wondered if it might be Reich (Riech?) but it is a very stylish piece and I believe it is quality and worth continued searching to find an attribution.  The pictures on Pamela's site are not the only thing she has reference to....they are her collection,  so it might be worth dropping her an email and ask if she would be kind enough to have a look at your thread ( send the url to it) and when she has time, I am sure she will.
Rosie.

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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2011, 01:29:21 PM »
Many thanks Sue and Rosie.  Rosie, I will do just as you suggested.  I am heartened by the opinion that it is a quality piece.  Isn't glass interesting!!
Nancy


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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2011, 01:32:35 PM »
  Isn't glass interesting!!

Not in the least bit Nancy,  we are just nuts!! :24:
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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2011, 06:24:49 PM »
 :hi: Nancy, thanks for your mail!

I had seen your inquiry about that lovely box but did not comment as I really don't know who or when, I'm afraid.

I think it is pressed, you need a mould for such a decor. But for a shallow bowl like this lid, the mould could be of one piece and consequently show no seams at all. Or, of course, as Sue said, seams have been removed by either fire polishing, acid or grinding.

I don't think your box and my ashtray are related, I only think that both could probably originate from USA?
 :ooh:
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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2011, 06:39:52 PM »
Hi Pamela.  I have replied to your email.  Many thanks for your interest.  I am enjoying the detective work.

Nancy
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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2011, 06:55:28 PM »
 :smg:

Just another of the joys of glass, Nancy - loads and loads and loads still to be found out, all the fun of sleuthing, the triumph when something IS discovered..... then there are all the weird and wonderful things you find out along the way.  :sun:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2011, 09:10:25 PM »
You're right there Sue.  The trouble is, the more you look and learn, the more you want to possess all of the beautiful glass stuff out there.  I'd be dangerous if I had money . . .

Nancy
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Re: Heavy spherical bowl & lid - anyone know what it is?
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2011, 10:34:44 PM »
  I'd be dangerous if I had money . . .
Then you have joined the right club......welcome to the glassily-challenged! :thup:
Rosie.

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