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Offline David555

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Red Press Glass Bowl ID Needed ID = Brockwitz "Kopenhagen"
« on: March 17, 2006, 12:50:38 AM »
This is a pressed glass basket, 5” high, 4” diameter – 12 panels to top exactly, star cut base which is a pale orange yellow, this rises to a oblong stem with hobnail/beading up each corner – the bowl itself eventually expands to a glorious red that even today knocks your eyes out (I had to dim the pictures) made up of octagonal ‘cross cut’ panels and bolder deeper cut panels.



What I find lovely is the way it starts pale yellow at base and ends up deep red at the bowl. I don’t think it is cased but 4mm of the undulating rim is back to the pale yellow again.



Anyone idea about how they did this or who maker is?

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 08:48:13 AM »
What is it? A stemmed sugar made by Brockwitz of Germany in their "Kopenhagen" pattern. Dates from the mid 1920s through the 1930s. The design is known to Carnival collectors as "Tartan". (There is also a variation to the pattern known to collectors as "Daisy & Cane").

It was imported into the UK by Jules Lang and Son - and they called the pattern "George".

How did they get this colour? It's pressed selenium red. We have had discussions about this in the past on the GMB and you might be able to find them - though I did actually delete a chunk of what I wrote once. Long story.

The short version is this. Red is a difficult colour to strike. Using selenium in the batch made it possible. The red, however, has a habit of turning back to yellow or going all the way to black. Often pressed red shows a yellowing in the very centre or around the edges. This is what Carnival collectors call amberina (or reversed amberina). It is not the original Locke / purist Amberina, but nevertheless it is what a lot of people refer to as amberina.

It is, put simply, pressed selenium red that has not struck fully and completely. Quite a lot of pressed red shows a little yellow somewhere.

It's gorgeous. A beautiful piece of glass.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006, 10:06:06 AM »
so that about this one - Brockwitz as well ?
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006, 12:27:31 PM »
It's not a pattern I recognise, Ivo. I saw it when you posted the other day but it's not familiar to me. Sorry. :?

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2006, 02:40:59 PM »
Hi Glen

Once more you astound with your knowledge - thanks so very much :P

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It is, put simply, pressed selenium red that has not struck fully and completely. Quite a lot of pressed red shows a little yellow somewhere.


That is a lucky mistake as I love the effect, so unusual

The dealer actually has a sugar and milk but I don't think they necessarily go with this and I am being more prudent with my buying these days as I just don't have the space LOL

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 08:21:55 PM »
Walther FRIEDA 1925  Adam, could be also this?
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