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Offline Ivo

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sleek minivase
« on: June 13, 2011, 06:54:22 AM »
Heavy and sleek this 17 cm vase. The opening will allow one blade of grass, not two - so you might question functionality. The colour is mottled with a hint of purple towards the top. There is a clear casing but this is hard to see. The bottom is even but rough.  :huh: Familiar, anyone?  

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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 12:01:46 PM »
I was having a wee look at Ron Wheeler's site today, Ivo. He has a tall bottle by Peter Tysoe for sale which looks as if it might be closely related.

http://www.artiusglass.co.uk/id21.html
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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 01:31:36 PM »
these rough, unpolished bases, are often an indication of Chinese and on the Tysoe example the casing appears vastly thicker - but pictures can be misleading, so..........

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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 01:44:25 PM »

Thanks Sue that is a very close match in colour and style, well spotted. 


these rough, unpolished bases, are often an indication of :or: - and on the Tysoe example the casing appears vastly thicker - but pictures can be misleading, so..........

Pretty certain I'd recognise a :or: bottom finish. And this is a 6" mini, and it would not have a massive clear casing.

I'll label it as "unk.poss.tysoe" for now.... thanks!

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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 02:32:18 PM »
Paul, these roughly finised bases can also be indicative of that Romanian maker of bubbly two-tone, rainbow iridescent pieces - not just Chinese bits!
This isn't that Romanian maker though - no iridesence - although the use of enamels is not unlike it.
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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 02:44:05 PM »
Apologies for pouring cold water on that idea but the Peter Tysoe bottle has a snapped pontil mark as does this flask of his: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/StudioGlass#5462545916952686978
The flask is signed and dated (1979), I don't remember if Ron's bottle is too.

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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 06:02:46 PM »
I have lots of studio glass with that kind of base.  Mostly more recent pieces.  Also Ivo... it may just be my eyesight, but is there a faint sig on that bottom - it looks like it in the photo?  beginning with a curlyish S? 
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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 06:05:13 PM »
I might be imagining it but it could be Shaks...although it doesn't look anything like I know of his pieces.  Or a number 90 in there somewhere?  on the left hand side of your photo.

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Re: sleek minivase
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 08:54:50 PM »
A close study reveals absolutely nothing in the way of sigs. There are a few bubbles in the glass under the casing which might ressemble a sig - but there is no deliberate mark there.  Thank you for looking!

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