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Offline misha

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Oil lamp - Iridescent on Clear Ground - ID = ??
« on: January 04, 2015, 12:05:06 PM »
Next please. What name?  ;D
Seriously, ID for cataloguing and members info..... much gratitude.

Probable Australian maker.
Nice teardrop shape, clear ground with ribbon like applied iridescent decoration.
Large size wick and quality brass wick holder.
Haven't used oil in this, wick and holder used in my large Wolfard lamp.

120mm H x 80mm Dia.

Problematic to get a good image of signature, no date? 
Seems lower half of script missing on first name due to curve in base.
May be able to do better in sunlight conditions, tomorrow.

Depressed pontil mark flame polished and a smiley face worked in !  :)
Funny... Who does that?

 
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Re: Oil lamp - Iridescent on Clear Ground - ID = ??
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 08:43:40 PM »
The object could come from any one of a thousand glass artists around the world in the 1970s or 80s, but I think the signature says Pauline Delaney. She trained at Chisholm Institute (now Monash University, Caulfield) and at the Jam Factory in Adelaide 1980-84, was a key part of glassblowing at the Meat Market Craft Centre in Melbourne, and these days mostly does lampwork including running classes in bead making.

Pauline Delaney's signature is highly variable, and as you say the lower half of the first name on your example appears to be skipped. I thought the two examples below of her signature displayed bad hand writing, but yours is more extreme.

 She has a website with contact details. Maybe you could ask her and report back?
http://www.paulinedelaney.com/

Trevor
See my blog on Australian studio glass.
You can also inspect my Picasa page of unknown attributions. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image and to leave comments.


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Re: Oil lamp - Iridescent on Clear Ground - ID = ??
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 04:02:25 AM »
Thanks Trevor,
You are very sharp on these Aussie works mate.

Looks like it maybe her siggie when I look at it 'in hand' and perhaps I have 2 of her works.
The vase here has a very similar 'D' looking like an 'O' and 'P' looking like a 'D' .. but the correct number of letters [cryptic as they may be] to have her name fit.   The vase has a middle name letter of 'K' included. Thats dated 07.

Not a good image here of that. Prior to using colour pencil to highlight.

I'll send off an email to her soon, need to sort out a slow and sporadic crash computer issue here, if I can.

 

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Re: Oil lamp - Iridescent on Clear Ground - ID = ??
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 05:18:14 AM »
She also sometimes signs 'Pauline K. Delaney' and adds the year. Here is an example from 1994 (I think).

Please show us the full signature on your item, and add some photos of the item itself.

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Re: Oil lamp - Iridescent on Clear Ground - ID = ??
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 09:30:12 AM »
Now, IMO, these are Pauline's works. The 'K' is easy to see clearly.
I'll send email to her to try to confirm later today.
Gotta say, I hadn't seen the connection between the two pieces prior, and that this signature had me stumped for a long time. That 'P' is how I form a capital D in my own signature, using an older form of cursive script than what we were taught in primary school during the 60's.

The 2nd piece:

Blue vase,
Applied [white,violet,blue,green] abstract flower decoration.
200mm H x 120mm Dia.
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