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Offline Patrick

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Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« on: September 24, 2011, 01:11:19 PM »
Hi,
 Would have thought these were a good buy at 550.00 Hammer. The estimate was a bit of a joke !
http://www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk/Lot/?Sale=DA210911&Lot=21

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     Patrick.
Ps, It mentions paper labels...........


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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases,
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 07:30:36 PM »
I was in contact with the saleroom prior to the sale, I requested a condition report and a photo of the bases including labels. Out of the twelve vases, ten had Monart Glass labels !!. Part of the reply stated and I quote "There are 2 loose paper labels. All the other labels look to me as if they have come off and been re-stuck back on".
 I believe at least six of the vases are Vasart rather than Monart.Fake labels or what?.
I have the photo of the bases with labels but unsure if I can post due to copyright.
Gary


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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases,
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 08:14:22 PM »
Gary, if you ask for (& get) permission to post the pics from the auction house it''s fine.


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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases,
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 11:50:04 PM »
These are fakes and were made, probably in London, for a Perth based dealer in 1988/89 read more here http://www.ysartglass.com/Ysartnews/Ysartnews5a.htm#Fake so not even Scottish!

Label in 5th row http://www.ysartglass.com/BaseLabel/Labels.htm

Two examples here http://www.ysartglass.com/extrapics/PicsMonart03.htm

Someone has made a seriously bad buy! Estmate was right at lower end and the description suggests the auctioneers knew of the fakes if not actually recognising these ones.


Thanks for the posting, now Front page news http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/
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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 12:50:36 AM »
Have advised the auction house of the news item on Scotland's Glass. Inviting them to comment.
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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 02:26:58 PM »
So glad I dropped out of bidding at £500 then!!!
Phew! But feel guilty now about pushing winner so high. No fool like an old fool!
John
P.S. There is a date error on your Front Page News in Scotland's Glass about this auction, Frank. The auction took place in 2011 - not 2010.


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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »
Frank there's an error in your front page news.  It says 21 Sept 2010 not 2011.
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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 04:34:25 PM »
Is it 2011 already... my time flies


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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 06:45:18 PM »
Additional information has just now been added to the news story on SG.

Direct link
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Re: Twelve Perthshire glass miniature vases, FAKE Monart
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 09:29:05 PM »
you're welcome  :)
Interesting story - I'm glad I don't have oodles of money...sometimes.
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