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Author Topic: Tragedy :-( I now have a pair of bookends instead of a bowl but would still like  (Read 1133 times)

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 ....an ID if possible just for future reference  :'(

and at least seeing it in cross section I note the tortoiseshell effect is only on the surface layer of glass.

3 inches high x 9 inches wide weighs (or did weigh) 3.5kgs

spitting feathers at the moment grr

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Mel x

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uuuh sorry to hear that Mel.  That was a pretty big bowl  :o  and rather beautiful.
Sorry can't help with id but will have a look around and see if I can find anything.
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thanks m, appreciate it.

I've only found references to tortoiseshell glass from an Empoli company but this is not quite the same as that type of glass imho

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Mel I'm sure this isn't the same  :'( but there are similarities...however it is signed and has a label so maybe not the same as yours?  it's a smaller size but...
http://www.treadwaygallery.com/lotInfo.php?i=31276
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 :'(  oh nooooooooo  :'(

for goodness sake, it could only happen to me. I knew it was a goodun, look even the tortoisehell pattern is only on the surface like mine

thanks so much m........at least I know now

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Sorry Mel.  I did hesitate on whether to show you or not... :-\
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No don't be sorry m, I'm pleased to know what it was x

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Mel they do look remarkably similar but they don't show a base shot on that auction and I wonder if that one might have had a flat polished base rather than a polished pontil mark?  Just trying to find a get out clause here  :)
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Patterns (and colour) are often on the surface or just under. The colour is the expensive bit

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