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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2014, 01:18:03 PM »
I've been visiting Perth Museum again. This time, I took the good camera with me (and got myself stuck between cabinets, crawling all over the floor - I have no shame) with Michael holding the UV torch to try to get some better images of the big cylinder vase.

It's unfortunately at the back of the cabinet - and not properly lit, the lights miss it.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2014, 07:30:05 PM »
great pictures Sue!
The cylinder vase is exactly the same colour scheme as my vase, but mine has less blue and more like the top part of the cylinder vase.
I can see clearly now the chalice  "combing" (is that the correct term?) effect on it.
Thank you for your efforts - really must get north of the border when I can  ;D

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2014, 07:46:31 PM »
 :)
I had a tiny stroke of good luck in a charity shop just before we went to the museum. I found a pink Monart pin dish - exactly the same as the one on display... I was wandering around with it in my hand - and nobody noticed that I appeared to have appropriated an exhibit.
First trial for my planned daring attempt to liberate the cylinder successful.  ;D

Yes, the chalice came out really well - (I had the good camera with me, thanks to Lustrousstone for that) and yes it's called combing.


I managed to get a nice pic of this vase - but it's not Uranium.
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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2014, 10:13:42 AM »
It is not combing which is achieved with pulling a combing tool. More a ribbed dip mould decoration.

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2014, 10:34:20 AM »
I assumed the ribbed mould created the more obvious lines, but how are the "wiggly" lines going the opposite way created - this is what I thought was the "combing"?
Is it all done with ribbed moulds then?

Thanks for any info,
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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2014, 07:11:09 PM »
As far as I am aware the vertical lines and the horizontal lines are made in the same ribbed mould (not at the same time), like the one shown below.
The other two images is of the goblet, one of the inside of the goblet and a side on view.
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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2014, 01:10:25 PM »
Yes the piece is twisted after dipping and then twisting in the opposite direction after second dip. Colours being marvered before dipping.

Combing can only pull-úp areas of colour whereas dipping concentrates colours without much pull-up, but obviously there is some pulling with second dip.

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2014, 08:05:21 PM »
Gary that's gorgeous :)
Sue, great pics and I just love that cylinder vase and the chalice.  On hit list  ;D
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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2014, 11:24:35 AM »
The cylinder would really come to life if it had lighting above it the way the chalice does. But it's at the back of the cabinet... :'(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline helenaJ

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Re: New discovery: Monart uranium glass
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2014, 08:29:37 PM »
Although it's not a good photo this is the UB bowl referred to by Gary Millar in previous discussions and the uranium element was discussed many, many years ago by several other Monart collectors.

 

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