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Offline Gavin

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Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« on: February 05, 2012, 09:30:59 AM »
Hello everyone, just a quick one about some vases i bought at a boot fair.
 I was lucky enough to snap these up before the dealers got to them, they are,or seem to be, a matched  pair of Michael Harris bottle vases. My question is, would these have been made as a pair, or has someone been lucky enough to find two near identical vases over time? They are both 385mm high, of the same colouring and sit so well together.
Also, i need to put these on my contents insurance, would them being a pair increase their value by much? I was thinking a value of 450-500 for insurance? Lastly i have to say this is a great group you have here, a very valuable resource, if i could find one for Chinese bronze as good as this i'd be very happy!


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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 12:00:04 PM »
They won't be a matched pair, honest - just a nicely complementary couple.
Any chance of a pic? There are several different designs and heights and scarcities.
I'm not sure about value as a "pair", given they're not. I would think if you were to sell them you'd do better with seperate sales - at different times.
Are the Mdina or Isle of Wight Studio Glass? Are the signed?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 02:11:12 PM »
Probably bought together and have since stayed together, that is how I ended up with two of mine. As Sue says, quite a few variables re value and can we see some photos please. ;D

If you run into trouble attaching photos to this thread, reply and ask for help. Some tips here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6522.0.html

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
All of my "balanced for display purposes" bits were found seperately.  8)
Every piece of Mdina or IoWSG is unique.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 11:26:32 AM »
Have to confess to being a bit of a Luddite i'm afraid, have uploaded some pics to picasa, but cant seem to do anymore with them. Could try to e-mail them if anyone wants a look.
 
Gavin


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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 11:30:51 AM »
I'm (more than) happy to have a peek and see if I can get them uploaded here.
You'll find my email address by clicking on the icon under my name. (pms don't work here, it will have to be email.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 07:36:32 PM »
Hi Sue, have sent you an e-mail, hoping it came through ok. Pretty certain they're IOWSG, unsigned and no labels present.

  Gavin.


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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 11:46:59 AM »
They're Isle of Wight Studio Glass "Aurene" bottles. I still need to download and fix them for posting.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 01:57:08 PM »
Pics are a bit fuzzy, Gavin, but enough to be able to id them.
The colours are really good in both. :thup:

How tall are they?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Michael Harris attenuated bottle vases
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 02:21:27 PM »
Pictures don't really do them justice, i have a great camera but laptop is a bit old and doesn't have a card reader so my son did it all with his phone for me! The one on the left is 39cm with the right being 38.5cm.

 Gavin

 

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