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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: July 02, 2006, 10:15:54 PM »
For a change, I had a car boot that wasn't a disaster. Well, it's got to happen some time in my life :lol:

I think this is a Carlo Moretti vase, 13 inches high. I paid £1.50.  :roll:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1334.jpg

This is a Bohemian rose bowl I think, not Tango as it has no applied glass. 1940's perhaps? I paid £2.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1337.jpg

Okay, I cheated with this one, I bought this from a second hand shop for £2. Yellow Tango glass with a sharp pontil and lot's of ware to the base. Do they usually have sharp pontils? I'm not sure of age but it looks old.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1331.jpg

This was only 50p but there is a chip to one of the glass bowls. I think it's a Dansk serving tray. Not sure of age. The faint impressed stamp says: "Danmark" But it's going downwards rather than across. Above "Danmark" is a letter "Q" which I presume is part of the initials "IHQ". All the other marks, if any, can't be seen.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1338.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1340.jpg

Any other day I would drop a paperweight and brake something. But I didn't buy any paperweights.  :lol:


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 07:17:04 AM »
The snack tray is very likely Dansk. JHQ (rather than IHQ, as most people on eBay would have it) is Jens H. Quistgard.

I love the tray, though. It has wings! That organic kind of shape ties in quite well with Quistgard's designs in teak.


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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 07:49:09 AM »
Yes Tiger, the first one is Carlo Moretti and in another color I need LOL. I have these in orange and yellow and my goal is to get one of each color although I am not sure exactly how many colors they came in. Love it Terry


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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 07:51:18 AM »
A similar Dansk tray sold for £70 on ebay though it was perfect. It was also slighty bigger with 8 dishes. I can't understand why the stamp is different from the other trays though.

I did wonder why it was called IHQ, though I figured that the last letter probably stood for Quistgard. But "JHQ", that explains it, thanks.  :D

I don't know how old the company is but I think I remember that the letter "I" was often changed over to "J" (or vice versa) in the Victorian times and earlier. Or am I dreaming again.  :roll:

It's the sort of thing that would be easily missed at a car boot as it probably looks recent to most people.


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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 08:06:13 AM »
I have yet to clean the Moretti vase yet, I could find something nasty.

It was interesting to see another dealer beside me buying a generic Murano bowl for £1 and not even paying any attention to the Moretti.  :lol:

It's a shame I wasn't quick enough to buy the bowl as well. Can't have everything though.  :lol:

I was quite surprised by the weight of the vase, very light. There's also no pontil but it is polished on the rim.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006, 08:25:04 AM »
Quote from: "Tigerchips"
I don't know how old the company is but I think I remember that the letter "I" was often changed over to "J" (or vice versa) in the Victorian times and earlier. Or am I dreaming again.  :roll:


Dansk is the company name, Quistgaard (two 'a's, my mistake) was a designer there. Or possibly artistic director, as he does seem to have his stamp on an awful lot of Dansk designs. Anyway, as far as I can tell, his tenure ran from possibly the late 50s until the 70s. But that's just guesswork from the styles of the pieces I've seen.

After a quick Google, there are some indications that he owned Dansk.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 10:17:33 AM »
Quote from: "Pinkspoons"
Dansk is the company name, Quistgaard (two 'a's, my mistake) was a designer there. Or possibly artistic director, as he does seem to have his stamp on an awful lot of Dansk designs. Anyway, as far as I can tell, his tenure ran from possibly the late 50s until the 70s. But that's just guesswork from the styles of the pieces I've seen.

After a quick Google, there are some indications that he owned Dansk.


I found this brief history of the company. It says Quistgaard was a co-founder.
http://www.ourshowhome.com/docs/shop/mid/dansk.html

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2006, 11:12:23 AM »
Ah, my approximate dates weren't too far wrong then.

I love the nested tables on that site - but those prices are a bit ouch.

Would it be possible to see a piccie of the maker's mark on the tray, TC?  :)

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 10:52:49 PM »
My mum bought a glass swan with a mark on the bottom. She also bought a magnifier to look at the mark, but the magnifier turned out to be worth more than the swan.  :roll:

Very faint mark
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture_1347.jpg

 

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