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Author Topic: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?  (Read 430 times)

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Offline scavo

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Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:36:27 PM »
I can't find anything like this online or in my limited library.

The effect, pink and white splatter, is similar to Caithness. But the size and shape suggest not. Also the splatter effect caused me to look at Czech. There are some Prachen matches to the neck design here:
http://anseta.com/products/1468-9401/prachen-glassworks.php

The cupped lip/neck are also similar to Frank Thrower designs, some Carlo Moretti pieces and pieces of Empoli. Stylistically it looks 1960s.

The base is flat polished. It's quite heavy for its size (1.4Kg) and stands 17cm high and 16cm diameter.



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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 07:37:55 PM »
I can't say for sure but my instinct is not Prachen.
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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 08:07:57 PM »
I looked more closely at Prachen and the top rim appears to be heat treated, not polished off as this is.

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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 08:13:31 PM »
yes, that was one of my 'nots' the other was the flat polished base, I don't know if that was a finish they used, I've only seen pieces with a nicely ground pontil mark (but I haven't seen that many and they might have deployed many techniques I guess), the other was that the splotches don't look right for Prachen.
But....I could be wrong - it's just not the first place I'd start looking.
Maybe Polish?  something produced for LSA perhaps?
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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 08:18:13 PM »
I owned a piece of Prachen many moons ago. I couldn't remember how the base was finished. But now you remind me, when I found it, in the 1980s, I thought it was Whitefriars because of the ground out pontil.

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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 08:19:33 PM »
btw love the pink colour of the vase and the shape
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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 08:43:14 PM »
Yes, it is a lovely vase. I didn't think I needed to say it, but thanks for confirming!

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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 09:10:25 PM »
I saw this on ebay by chance and thought it worth mentioning, if the label is original to the piece, it may provide an attribution,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160853726654?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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Re: Pink and White splatter. Is this Prachen?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012, 12:15:32 PM »
Thank you so much Robert. Although no the same shape there are strong similarities. Wayne has a photo of a very similar label with the 'rooster' but "AF" not "AC" on his website. It is apparently a generic label found on a piece of Galliano. I spotted another label Artistic Cristal Murano which could give the definition for "AC".

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