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Offline Greg.

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Hi,

Trying to find out a little more on this white opalescent lidded bowl, or perhaps powder bowl.

Measures approx 10cm wide and 10cm tall.

Faint pontil mark to the base.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Greg

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 05:49:05 PM »
could be wrong Greg, but that doesn't look like a pontil mark to me  -  either snapped or ground/polished.   More like an impression of some description from a mould.   Sorry to be less than helpful - but otherwise a very nice looking lidded pot. :)


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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 06:00:31 PM »
I think your right Paul, I was a little unsure about the finish to the base.

Not my usual thing, but as you say, quite a nice looking pot all in all.

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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 06:31:19 PM »
Here is one I tried to id a while ago: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,43107.0.html

I think I had one the exact same shape as yours in uranium glass, I can not find any photos of it and I do not remember what happened to it but there is a vague chance I gave it to Christine....

John


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 07:11:14 PM »
Thanks John, I vaguely recall the one in the link.

Interesting that your uranium one was the exact same shape, do you recall what the base looked like on that one..?

Thanks
Greg


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 07:27:53 PM »
Like yours - flat and moulded.


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 06:37:00 PM »
You did John  :kissy: My guess is Italian
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=1000


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 07:42:29 PM »
 ;D

The two ridges that run around the pot triggered my ailing memory, they seem fairly distinctive.

John


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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 11:10:59 PM »
Thanks for adding the link Christine, much appreciated.

They do indeed look very similar.



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Re: Opalescent Lidded Bowl / Powder Bowl - Any Info Appreciated...
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 08:26:48 PM »
Just noticed this one online, courtesy of Wayne, with a generic Murano/Empoli label.

Difficult to pinpoint exact manufacturer, although certainly Italian as you guessed Christine.  :thup:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Empoli-Italian-Blue-Opaline-Glass-Trinket-Pot-Labelled-/360415611243?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item53ea71c96b#ht_2215wt_952



 

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