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Offline eglass

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Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:28:06 AM »
Hi folks!

I found some eyecatching stemware at a family run estate sale today. The family running the sale said these were bought in Italy "sometime in the 60s or 70s" nobody could remember details.
I've searched and searched and can't find anything similar anywhere.

Have any of you ever run across anything like these, and if so, can you share some info?

Many thanks!  Kelli

Interesting champagnes with "freestyle" stems

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-19820

Deep, deep purple glass champagnes

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-19815

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Offline Mosquito

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Re: Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 06:17:05 AM »
Look like contemporary Polish glass to me. I think they were sold just a decorative pieces, not champagne glasses.

Edit -- Makora or Jozephina seem to be strong contenders:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,50638.msg286467.html#msg286467
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,33800.msg182864.html#msg182864

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Offline NMott

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Re: Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 11:21:22 AM »
I've seen ones like this sold in Tesco and TKMAXX

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 01:22:19 PM »
I think they're oil burners.
New, (contemporary) Makora or Jozephina. :)
Found in loads of gift shops and homeware stores.

I suspect your "family" are very mistaken about where they came from and when. :(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 01:39:17 PM »
Ahhh, I see - yes, "family" often seems to make up stories at these sales, for the higher prices.

Thank you so much for the information, I guess I need to get out more, lol.

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Re: Maybe Italian, Maybe Not....
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 01:51:49 PM »
Oh yes, most definitely Makora for the red glasses, and I am certain I'll find the purple ones are by one of the two makers you suggested, mosquito and Chopin. Again thanks!

Kelli

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