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Della:
Okay, I've read a little bit about these glass bricks in another thread, but can find little out about them on the Internet.

I bought this one, not knowing what it was etc.


Where the pontil is snapped off, there is also another impressed mark, but having difficulty photographing it.

I would have added this to the other thread, but felt it unfair to hijack it.

Are these rare objects?
Any other information, as always, greatly appreciated.

Max:
Prunting frits Della!  Nice one!   :D   I've never seen any of those anywhere.  Grrr!  I'd like to see one close up too.  I think Ian said the ones that went at the end were rarer, as less of them were made/needed.  A great find though!!

PS  Stick this on the end of that other thread too, to make sure Ian sees it.  :wink:

Della:
Thanks Max,   :lol:  :lol:

I will put a link to this post, in the other thread.

ian.macky:

--- Quote from: "Deltab" ---Are these rare objects?
--- End quote ---

Hi Deltab-- yes, they are rare, but they're not something widely collected, so competition is low-- resulting in a market price of about $50.  I have two in typical light aqua; they also come in clear and green (both rarer, as are half-bricks).

So, if it's your kind of thing: a great find at any price, and IMO a steal at $50.  Congratulations, you have a nice early piece of glass architectural history.  To most people, it's some old junk and $50 is way too much.

They are sometimes mistaken for glass floats.  In that market, going price is more like $200-$500 depending on color, based on rarity plus a larger (but mistaken) market.

There is at least one building in the Netherlands (neighbors to Belgium where the blocks were made) which still has them in use!

--ian

Della:
Thanks for the reply Ian,

The monetary value isn't really important, I just bought it because it was different and looks great amongst my textured glass.

I paid way less than $50, so a bargain no-the-less.
I was just very curious as to when these bricks were made etc.
As I live in the Netherlands, it would also be nice to know where the building is that you mention, because I would love to see these bricks used for what they were designed.

Once again, thanks for the reply.  :D

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