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Offline Elizabeth1212

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Totally puzzled by this piece
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:01:13 PM »
Hello everyone !!
I don't even know what it is, quite heavy, signed W.O,
5" high ( 13 cm) and approx. 4.1/2" wide ( 11 cm)
Nice form.
Bought in US.
Thank You very much for all your help


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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
??

Not sure who it is -- but there is another one in the World      HERE - Worthpoint

Signed WO   or    MO  ????
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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 05:30:37 PM »
I would doubt an "Art Deco" dating.

Could it be some sort of monogram design made up of initials, rather than initials per se? Could there be a T in it?
Or does is even say a mysterious "om" ?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 05:38:59 PM »
Thank You so much, at least I know it's a paperweight  :)
It seems a bit too big for a paperweight.


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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 12:20:47 AM »
Here's a suggestion. The noted Australian glass artist Setsuko Ogishi and her husband operate a studio glass business in the Hunter Valley of NSW near the town of Rothbury. The middle range of their product line is called Ogishi Mizuno and is usually signed OM, sometimes also with a date and sometimes also with a sticker. They make paperweights in the OM range.

The example in the Worthpoint advertisement referenced in Reply #1 above is somewhat similar in its internal swirls to the OM paperweight in the first photo below.

A sticking point in this identification is the appearance of flanges on the M (or is it in fact a W?) in both the questioner's sample and the Worthpoint one. The examples I can find of the OM signature for Ogishi Mizuno do not have those flanges. See photos 2 and 3. Unfortunately neither of these signature photos actually comes from the paperweight in photo 1, but I can rectify that with the matching signature in a later post. A sticker is shown in photo 4.

Setsuko Ogishi has an extensive website here. Some further research is clearly needed. If it seems likely this is an identification, the studio can be emailed for confirmation.

Trevor
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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 12:23:56 AM »
Sorry, here is the fourth photo.
See my blog on Australian studio glass.
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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 09:47:24 AM »
Trevor,
Thank You so much, I will email the studio
E.


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Re: Totally puzzled by this piece
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 08:08:23 AM »
To complete the identification, here is the base of the OM paperweight in my Reply #4 above. The sticker is different from the one I illustrated in Reply #5, and while the M in OM is a bit wonky it has no flanges - just like the others.

Trevor
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