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Author Topic: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes  (Read 1695 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« on: May 13, 2012, 03:38:40 PM »
Couldn't resist this little ellie, although he was found covered outside and inside in what looked like years of grime.  Weighing only 23g and 4" in length in total and 2" high.  His eyes and tusks are opalescent.  He's not like the Bimini ones I've seen.  Can anyone shed any light on him please?
TIA ;D
Anne E.B

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 04:10:28 PM »
Hi Anne,

Both Nemmie and I have got similar elephants which you can see in this thread: Thin glass hollow elephant
Unfortunately, they're unknowns.  Maybe someone will know more now?

Here's a (poor) picture of mine.

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 04:23:24 PM »
Thank you Anik.  They look as though they might be related.
I don't usually like glass animals, but I've made an exception with my little ellie who's made himself at home amongst my paperweights :-)
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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 05:13:30 PM »
The second elephant is a Mampe elephant :-) It's a bottle
I believe I know the maker but am waiting for confirmation from Mampe.

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 05:29:53 PM »
Oh my, how exciting!  Thank you very much for the information, Coupsdestylo.

I didn't know what or who Mampe was, so I looked it up and found the same elephant as mine on Etsy (but with alcohol and label still included).  Would you know what time period it comes from?  Is it the 1960s?

Really lovely that you could help (at least one of us).  Much appreciated!

Anik :)

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 05:37:03 PM »
If it's what I think it might be then could be as old be pre war. I'll let you know if I get a response from the Mampe museum.
D

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »
Did you find this link Anik? http://www.minibottlelibrary.com/mbl/alpha/mampe/ I'm guessing it will be a longer lasting link than an Etsy listing and what an impressive site it is for bottles.
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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 08:51:31 AM »
Hi Anik, I have had a response from the Mampe museum last thing friday, they didn't know the maker, will see what they think and let you know if more comes of it.
D

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 08:12:41 PM »
Ah, thank you D!  I'm sure that with time, more answers will come.  I really appreciate your help.

Alastair, I didn't see that link before...  a really lovely site for bottles (and the elephant). Thank you!

Anik  :)

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Re: Lampwork elephant with opalescent tusks & eyes
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 06:37:53 PM »
You're right Anik and more than welcome! Although I didn't expect the time to be so short, Mampe confirmed production started pre war :-) I'm not saying yours is.
I think I may end up doing an article on this, there's quite a story to tell with David Bowie a hot dog and a baby elephant!
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