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Offline Della

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Tortoise Shell? and Pale blue etched.
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:56:37 AM »
Hi all,
Just wondered if anyone could ID these two pieces.
I am not even sure if this one is classed as Tortoise shell or not.
The base is concave and the pontil is snapped off.

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_leop.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_leopb.jpg)

This one is a very pale blue with etched boats and birds;

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_boat.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_boatetch.jpg)

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Tortoise Shell? and Pale blue etched.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2006, 12:13:32 PM »
The mottled vase is recent and was made (I think) in Romania; they  were all the rage in the decorator outlets and garden centres around 2 years ago, and now they are hitting the flea markets. I was at a 500-stall flea this morning and I must have passed a dozen in a variety of colours.  
I think technically speaking tortoise shell has to be all over and would have a darker complexion. But there are many variants.
The blue copper wheel engraved cylindrical long drink vase could be anything. I would normally assocoate blue + simple ship with Swedish - but the shape is a bit unrefined, so Czech or French are possible too.
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