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Author Topic: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design - ID = VLG, Germany  (Read 1122 times)

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I think one of these has been on the board before but I can't find it now. I am not sure whether I have two pin dishes or a powder bowl (one has much more wear on the underside than the other). If used as a powder bowl there is no rim to stop them from sliding apart.

They are quite small, each is a little less than 9cm in diameter and 2 cm tall. The design is on the outside and frosted, the insides are smooth and clear.

Any information or speculation would be most welcome. ;D

John

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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 09:01:04 PM »
 :hi: John,
I only remember  Bernard's  

I've got same as yours with fishes, one pink and a blue - nice quality, maker unknown  ::)





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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 09:47:21 PM »
Thanks Pamela, I missed Bernard's.

Blue and pink? I bet there are green ones out there somewhere too.

Looking again at these, I don't think I am looking at wear on the one but I think the high points have been ground down so that it does not wobble about. Which makes me think they may be a covered bowl, perhaps whatever they held would have stopped the lid from sliding off.

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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 08:21:20 PM »
There is a green one on ebay, item no 200673791067.

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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 10:15:48 PM »
This green pair is smaller, 7.4 and 7.5 cm so the same size as Bernard's. I was surprised to see them glow with UV, one is brighter than the other but neither match the vase.

The detail shows up really well under U.V. ;D

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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 03:18:34 PM »
These fish dishes have now been identified! They're German, made by VLG. A larger covered bowl in this design is shown in their 1939 catalogue (Nr. 1942, p.105):
http://glas-musterbuch.de/VLG-1939.122+B6YmFja1BJRD0xMjImcHJvZHVjdElEPTU1MTAmcGlkX3Byb2R1Y3Q9MTIyJmRldGFpbD0_.0.html

Thanks so much to Pamela for making these catalogues available  ;)


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Re: Pressed glass pin dishes or powder bowl with fish design
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »
Excellent Steven (and Pamela), thank you very much for pointing that out. 8)

I see they are described in the catalogue as 'round powder or cream shell', assuming Google translate is vaguely accurate. Diameter is given as 7.5 cm.

I wonder if they were sold to the public as they are or would they have contained a cosmetic product at point of sale? The latter I would guess.

John






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Brilliant, Steven, thank you!

John, 'Schale' is both shell and bowl in German.  :)

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Ah hah, that makes more sense, ;D thank you Pamela.

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