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Offline adam20

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Pirelli Pin Tray
« on: April 24, 2012, 05:56:58 PM »
A pin tray with enamelled decoration - has Pirelli label to back, which is why I bought it. Just posting to see what others think.

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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 07:13:26 AM »
Very interesting - I was not aware of Pirelli producing them. I wonder if we can date this by the label?

It looks to have slightly sharper corners than Chance trays, and it's something I have seen before in other trays, but it is such a minefield trying to identify them all. Is the back sprayed with enamel or is it cased/flashed opal?
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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 07:47:19 AM »
This link be maybe of some use. Gary
http://www.ysartglass.com/Pirelli/Pirelliware1.htm


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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 07:55:41 AM »
The tray is sprayed enamel to back - I also was not aware of Pirelli making these - the Pirelli section in Frank's website is very interesting, I have not looked at it for a while.

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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 01:02:47 PM »
Thanks. Slumped glassware was made by several companies from the 1950s, so it is difficult to determine. I would have thought Frank would have found something if it was producing them, so perhaps they were sourced from Chance and rebadged by Pirelli?
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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 03:45:35 PM »
It seems as though Pirelli outsourced a lot of glass. I saw a labelled paperweight go on eBay for over 60 and it was quite rough looking.

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Re: Pirelli Pin Tray
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 09:59:45 PM »
60 does seem rather high for a basic gift type paperweight that was made at Vasart Ltd and marketed through Pirelli Glass. However, decent looking spoke pattern weights from Vasart Ltd can often sell for 40 or 50 and there are collectors who are happy to pay extra for an example with the Pirelli label.
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