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Offline Leni

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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:09:21 PM »
Just had to show off my latest 'Triffid'!   :lol:  http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=oqaiyw  I found this little treasure at Dagfields while visiting Crew to see my other new little treasure  :wink: http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=oqaovo

It's one of the finest I've seen.  (I'm talking about the triffid now, by the way, not my new granddaughter - although she's one of the best, too! :wink: ) It measures 5 and a half inches high and 4 inches across.  Of course it has a tiny chip off one 'toe'  :roll:  but it's perfect in every other respect.  It looks as if it's been in a cabinet most of its life!  It's certainly never had water in it!  There's not a trace of scale or water damage   :shock:  :D  and every tiny 'thorn' is there, and none are sharp!  Yippee!  I'm thrilled with it!  :D

There was a lot of glass there, but I showed admirable control :roll:  (unlike husband, who has now earned himself the nick-name 'Abenazer' because of his habit of collecting old, broken oil-lamps   :twisted: )

I agonised about leaving some which I thought might be Whitefriars, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to risk it!   :(   I have learned a lot on this board, but since I don't collect (or even actually like much  :oops: ) Whiltefriars, several 'bargains' at £5 or so had to be left on the shelves!   :shock:    :roll:

No, I think I'll just stick to my 'Triffid's and 'Audrey's  :lol:


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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 09:57:12 PM »
Leni, Rebecca Suzanne is so gorgeous!

Regarding your lovely 'triffid' (amazing really  :D )I do like to post the question, whether the water would run through at the base of the three vases into each other and would always have the same level?

Sorry - very bad English I presume, sometimes it is really difficult for me to explain what I mean  :evil:  - hope you understand nevertheless  :?
I understood that it is definitely nearly mint and that the water does not run off through the base...
 :oops:  :roll:
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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006, 10:01:32 PM »
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/vasen/02545.html

this one has in fact a 'pipeline' - the water level will always be even

sent this just to explain what I questioned  :oops:
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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 11:42:37 PM »
I understand Pamela, and no, the three stems on my 'triffid' are all separate, so the water would not run through and find its level as in  yours    :D

This is the only multi-stem version I have, apart from my 'gate' version, which has two but they are widely separated  - http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=oqvwv6

I love yours, but I try to discipline myself to buying only green  :wink:  :roll:  (If I get there before Christine, that is!   :twisted:  :lol: )
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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 12:39:35 PM »
Quote
... try to discipline myself to buying only green (If I get there before Christine, that is! )
And before me as well  :!:  :!: (At least, before I concentrated on paperweights.)

Here's one I bought for the example of:
- very yellow green (maybe Thomas Webb?)
- good opalescence in the "stems"
- central upright "wiggly" bit
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=orkun8

And the base view is interesting, too. Looks a bit animal-like to me. It has a "raspberry prunt" over the pontil scar making it look like a "head", and a definite "tail" at the other end.
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=orkv41

Pamela's comment on the "pipeline" effect of the dual-colour example is interesting. For these I had only seen examples where two "flower-holder" stems (or a holder + upright "arm") had been pinched together at points so that there was no hollow connection between them. The green-and-cranberry example below (with the "in-your-face" green colour) shows this effect:
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=orkxtf
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Another Victorian Vaseline Triffid!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 02:20:38 PM »
The prunt (not easy to photograph and some views looked positively rude [nearly a Tinypic "offensive picture" category], so here's just a couple - both tweaked slightly for additional contrast):
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=ormaaf
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=ormc1j

I admit that it's not the best of raspberry shapes but it's more than just a blob.

As for other "triffid" things, not really, but I dug out these two small vases from a cupboard - they have "triffid"-style feet:
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=ormcqt
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