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Offline Glassyone

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Midget gems ID = Probably Lauscha
« on: March 05, 2006, 01:15:46 PM »
http://i2.tinypic.com/qqu71u.jpg

They are about 8cm high!  Very delicate fine glass.
Are they for a doll's house? If not what on earth could they be for?
Ruth

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006, 03:25:03 PM »
There is a whole world of miniature glass out there - some of it was made as a toy (doll's houses) and some of it was made as trade samples so the salesman would not have to trundle the full weight around, and some of it was just made as gadgets, like the Bimini items. And then there's souvenirs, of course...
I predict that in a few years' time someone will come along and write a book on glass minis. Maybe it is you?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 08:28:51 PM »
Yes, I also have a cabinet with a collection of mini vases.

Some of them were probably intended as 'place-setting' vases and we shouldn't forget the ones that were part of a larger object such as an 'aperne'.

Of course Leerdam vases by Copier (which is my 'specialist' field) were made in sizes starting at about 6cm, so we've got used to watching out for the small but beautiful during our trawling.

Keep those eyes peeled for something special!
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 08:32:19 PM »
P.S. In the Dutch catalogues this shape is associated with 'Lathyrus odorata' i.e. the 'sweet pea', and the intention (see Leerdam catalogue 1948) was that they were close enough to the diners that you got a nice whiff!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 04:25:47 AM »
Ivo, where have I been? It has snuck by me! So many parallel universes!
As for book, I wanted to write one on how to avoid getting dementia but it will be upon me before that happens. Jay sounds very knowlegeable, so could write one on midget gems?

I would like a 'COMPENDIUM ' like Miller's Price Guide  tome, solely devoted to glass.  
Thanks for your information both of you.
Ruth
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 11:41:30 AM »
Lauscha (former GDR) made such delicate glass  :?:
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 06:34:09 PM »
Since it just came up and was right on topic....

Here's an example.

http://www.marktplaats.nl/index.php?url=http%3A//koopjes.marktplaats.nl/antiek_en_kunst/antiek_vazen/25035031.html

Although it's not stated in the ad, this vase is approx 4cm!! high, (I expect).
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2006, 07:41:05 PM »
Dangerous place to buy from though. Despite being owned by eBay, you will lose money a lot easier on Markplaats!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 04:46:23 AM »
Here is my entry into "smallest piece"
This is a baby creamer or pitcher, measuring a mini 1.5cm (15mm) tall, and 2cm across the top (20mm).  As you can see, it is uranium/vaseline, and glows nicely.  As this is such an international group, I figured it needed a point of reference for both sides of the pond.  I think the applied red handle really sets the whole thing off very nicely!  I think I paid $10USD for it on eBay.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006, 07:30:41 AM »
Here's one I sold earlier, to show a different type of mini glass. A vintage miniature pressed glass cake stand in clear glass. Approximately one-fifth size. Very ornate and detailed pattern of  flowers, star buttons and dots, octagonal knopped stand, star in base and on foot. Manufacturer's sample? Too large for a doll's house, too small for a tea set? Early American pressed glass? Four-part mould. 5 cm tall. Click to enlarge
(http://photobucket.com/albums/b217/lustrousstone/th_minicake.jpg)

 

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