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Offline brewster

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Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« on: July 29, 2012, 05:57:34 AM »
This bowl is 65mm high by 148mm diameter and weighs 1.38kg. From the weight and clarity, the material seems to have a high lead content. The bowl has been formed in a three-part mould, with the mould seams evident in the photos. The frosted finish on the outside, except for the nine irregularly-shaped "eyes", continues onto the base, which is not dead flat but instead has a slight annular depression between the rim and a circular central plateau. The inside of the bowl is smooth. The top rim is polished, but there are no signs of mechanical action, so it may just be smoothed by fire or open casting. The "eyes" are similarly clear without signs of mechanical polishing.

Q: How is it made, and by whom?

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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 06:22:35 AM »
If i were you i'd check carefully for a pp back-to-back mark for peill und puetzler. If it is there it will be almost impossible to detect on a frosted ground. I had a mark show up on a photograph which was absolutely invisible i.r.l.
The style is p&p - hopefully someone better documented can confirm.
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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 09:52:07 AM »
That's exactly what I was thinking, Ivo.  :)
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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 10:47:33 AM »
Didn't have a clue who made it, but I read the title as 'Cat's bowl'   ::) 


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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 11:16:17 AM »
The top rim has been mechanically ground and polished to a high standard; you can see the chamfered edges. The frosting is either sand blasting or acid etched, both with a resist over the eyes. The bowl is also pressed not cast because you wouldn't use a three part mould in a centrifuge.


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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 04:34:55 AM »
It looks very Peill & Putzler, if the clear eyes are on the surface and the sandblasted parts deeper. I have a vase that is marked from the same series, and I'm quite certain there is a bowl in the series in that sort of shape as you have. The range is from 1960 and designed by Horst Tüsselmann. However, the only things I'm hesitant about is that it isn't clearly marked (the mark is usually quite visible with works from that period as it is pressed in) and the shape of the clear eyes on your bowl are not the same as the eyes I've seen on others.

That could mean this is a variation, by the same company, or that this is something made by another German company in the same style (good quality clear lead crystal was widely used in Germany).

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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 09:24:42 AM »
Thanks, all. I agree the identification as Peill and Putzler is very likely.

There are quite a few vases the same as Astrid's listed on ebay.de. The many photos there show that the form of the 'eyes' on them is very much the same as on mine, allowing for the different overall proportions of the vessels. Most of them are marked with the double-P.

I have looked very closely for a mark on mine, but without success.

Cat's bowl? No way, Leni! And as Christine explains, it is pressed not cast.

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Re: Cast bowl with many 'eyes'
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 10:55:38 AM »
It would be useless as the cat's bowl - it's full of 'oles!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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