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Offline WhatHo!

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2 birds in a tree
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:48:04 AM »
Hi, i just found these 2 beautiful objects, they are both about 4 1/2" high and really well made. Can anybody give me a when, where, who please. Many thanks Wolfie
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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 11:45:03 AM »
Lampwork can be impossible to ID. It's been made (and still is made) worldwide for many years, as it only requires a hot enough flame and some simple tools. They don't look like Pirelli or Lauscha or any of the well-known makers to me.

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 06:34:46 PM »
when I was a lad, at Southend-on-Sea (Essex in the U.K.) - especially during the summer months, these things could be seen being made by little old guys in small cramped booths along the sea front, and selling for probably something like a shilling (what's a shilling I hear you ask...........well don't).       However, in recent months I have again seen them being made on the pier at Brighton (Sussex in the U.K.).    I guess they have been made in almost every seaside town in the country, so as Christine says they are rather universal in origin.    Mind you, how you tell a good one from the 'also rans', I really don't know. :) 

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 01:07:22 PM »
Hi,
 Well one thing is for sure these were not made by a random guy on any pier....................  The quality is superb and on a par with the work of the highest skilled lamp worker.
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                Patrick.
 

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 06:27:35 PM »
Hi all,I was surprisingly disarmed by this little piece because this is not my thing at all!.It looks like I'll never find the maker but it may be from the same stable as the above because the leaves are done in the same way....or maybe not?I think it was made for a plinth rather than an unhappy accident ?any way have a gander and make your own minds up.

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 06:33:55 PM »
Unfortunately your pictures are too tiny to blow up

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 06:39:28 PM »
Yup,I'ts happened before but I can't remember how I solved it!

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 06:50:39 PM »
I think I've worked it out?

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 09:06:13 PM »
I think this maybe the beck hurst glass studio now on Eastbourne pier,from the limited information I can find it started in a back street of the town moving to the pier in1968.I'll try and find the full history,their plinths seem a lot smarter now.

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Re: 2 birds in a tree
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 09:52:11 PM »
I am sure you are right , this looks very like  Beckhurst's glass... what a lovely piece .😊
Rosie.

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