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Author Topic: If it's not Whitefriars.... Elis Bergh vase?  (Read 4558 times)

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Offline vidrioguapo

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2006, 08:33:17 PM »
Wish I could, but unfortunately I lost it during one of those IT nightmare moments. Perhaps someone here has a Sanctuary Blue, Sapphire Blue and ~Kingfisher blue vase collection they can photograph for you to get an idea of the difference in colours.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 08:42:04 PM »
Sapphire Blue I'm familiar with, as I have some of my own - it's not dissimilar to a Holmegaard aqua blue - so it's mainly the difference between Kingfisher & Sanctuary...  :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 10:49:50 PM »
Do you have the Lesley Jackson book? There are a few items in Sanctuary Blue in it. If you don't have it I would buy it. It is available and no more than £30 usually less. Unlike the Wendy Evans book!

The Lesley Jackson book has lovely photos but maybe a little shor ton information compared to the Wendy Evans one.

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2006, 10:57:07 PM »
I don't have any books on WF... yet... as I'm pretty new at buying any of it. Until now my focus has been Scandi glass.

But I'll definitely look into it! If my wallet isn't feeling too shell-shocked by the Harrogate glass fair 12th of March, I'm sure I'll be able to pick one up there or the antiques fair down the road from it cheap-ish.  :D

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2006, 09:38:37 AM »
Just to reinforce points made about this shape not being exclusive to Whitefriars... and to add that in Scandinavian terms it wasn't just Sweden making these. My Holmegaard icebucket arrived today, looking very familiar.  :lol:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/pinkspoons/wf-hg.jpg)

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2006, 10:01:22 AM »
I had posted a link to an item on website here before that is also similar.

Tiffin Glass made a pattern or line called Swedish Optic  which is very simliar.  But the dark blue does not fit for Tiffin.  The lue color they used for the Swedish Optic line was most often a color they called Copen Blue which is a pale blue with almost electric blue undertone.

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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2006, 10:34:03 AM »
Ah, like so:

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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2006, 10:54:31 AM »
Exactly Nic. They also had a flat bottomed shape similar to the shape of your vase that is commonly called a flip vase.

The piece on my website is a Copen Blue Swedish Optic Rose bowl with 3 crystal ball feet.

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2006, 09:26:19 AM »
Ah, another piece by Holmegaard which isn't dissimilar - and the colour's about right too.

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It's a shame that the shapes don't seem to match around the base, though, otherwise I might have been closer to ID'ing mine.

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2006, 03:07:45 PM »
Connie
With some exceptions (ie Carnival) US glass very rarely turns up in UK.

I have a number of bucket shaped vases similar to this of varying sizes, details and qualities so I think this "pattern" if you can call it that was very widely made in Europe. I suspect Italian for a couple of mine.

Nic's one though does look of WF or Scandi quality.
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