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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 11:09:42 AM »
I was aware that at least you were getting interest from this conversation,  ;D
and you did invite comments - I'm starting to feel so guilty I'm nearly tempted to bid - although it's not my sort of thing at all!
And yes, I tend to go straight for the modernist bits of museums and art galleries - that and the mediaeval - but I have to walk past miles and miles and miles of madonnas and angels to find them,
(and mother used to dally in those bits when I was young - I have had a surfiet of them!)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 11:18:29 AM »
I'd forgotten I'd replied last night, Sue. Not bad when you factor in that I had imbibed about 6 bottles of strong beer before replying!

I did wonder if you were running my little angel down because you wanted to put other people off bidding! Hahahaha.


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 11:34:42 AM »
No!
However, I do have a small interest in mould-blown tumblers. I'm not really sure why! They appeal to me much more than the transfer printed ones.

This is sort of a mould blown tumbler. There must be a mould made for it somewhere, you would have thought it might be easy to id, there would have been more than one made.

However, it would appear its not as easy as one might have assumed at all!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 12:42:41 PM »
Okay, i knew there was something about it. It's actually the hands, they are very much like the people decanter by Erik Hoglund. Similar designs were made by other companies, like Blenko and Empoli, so maybe worth a look in that direction.


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 01:01:26 PM »
 8)
I can see this "angel" flying........!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 01:29:59 PM »
Scavo you spell it trout not trite thats just the way Prince Charles pronounces it , by the way a trout is not an Angel fish .  ;D ;D ;D Sorry mate i feel really bad about this  ;D honestly . ;D ;)


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 01:34:57 PM »
"every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings"

The quote was from a movie called: 'It's a wonderful life' staring James Steward. I think bells are associated with religion/Christmas because of old religious rituals, and it's another way of comunicating with others that they are needed.


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 02:22:23 PM »
And they were used by lepers to call for alms. Cows got dressed in bells so they could be found, cats get bells put on them to warn birds. ;D
Not always in a superstitious context, TC!
It's a good film, though. :-*
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012, 02:26:42 PM »
James Stewart :)
My Etsy shop with Czech glass: CzechGlassCollector


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 04:04:56 PM »
Tigerchips: It's too 'realist' to be Erik Hoglund but certainly 'derivative'. I think this is what you are saying.

Sue, the wings certainly fit the hand making it a contender for the highball - tumbler award.

I actually keep thinking it should have a cork stopper. Maybe it came filled with sweeties and sold at Xmas?

It's mould blown and there is no mark on the base. I thought there was, but it is just a bubble.

There is a thread somewhere on here where I asked if anyone could ID it. That was posted months ago. I don't know if it's been deleted?



 

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