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For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« on: July 23, 2011, 12:25:55 PM »
These have cropped up a few times on the board, never a positive ID before as far as I know, possibilites were Italian, Canadian, Far Eastern...I've kept my eyes peeled for one with a label, and finally found one.  I never expected them to be British!  I guess that explains why there seems to be quite a few of these in the UK though.

(http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/items/other_glass/misc_glass/thumbs/otherglass_sculp17.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/items/other_glass/misc_glass/thumbs/otherglass_sculp18.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/items/other_glass/misc_glass/thumbs/otherglass_sculp19.jpg) (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/items/other_glass/misc_glass/thumbs/otherglass_sculp20.jpg)

Can anyone date the label?  1960's?




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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 01:53:07 PM »
This looks like a relative but it's uranium, so I wonder http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=499
I've always assumed it was Murano


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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 01:59:18 PM »
Hi Christine.  I've had a couple in uranium before too, from the look and feel, thickness of the glass etc, I'd say they were the same, surprising though it seems!  The most common ones are red + amber, which glow orange thanks to Selenium content as you will know.  ;)


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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 02:21:41 PM »
Good grief, that's a turn up for the books, Wayne! Davidson eh...?  I wonder if Chris Stewart knows about these... ?


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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 02:25:17 PM »
Thank`s Wayne .I to would not of thought it Davidson :hiclp:
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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 02:35:38 PM »
I'm guessing they date to after Adam Dodds' time at Davidson (Sowerby 1949-56, Davidson 1956-61, Jobling 1961-72) but he may have thoughts on the label, I'll drop him a note.




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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 02:45:10 PM »
This has some random bubbles,do they all or is mine an alien :spls:


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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 04:03:13 PM »
This has some random bubbles,do they all or is mine an alien :spls:

Some have the odd bubble here and there, I'm sure yours is part of the gang Keith.  Should glow a nice orange under UV, hard to capture on cam though!


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Re: For Reference - Davidson Glass Sculptures
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 07:04:24 PM »
Mine has more bubbles than champagne. What is the edge of the base like? Is it chamfered?

This one I'm pretty confident is Murano, as I've seen it's very close relative labelled, but look at the similarities http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=492 The major difference is the clear layer

 

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