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Offline TxSilver

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C-Shaped Glass Dog
« on: September 20, 2012, 12:42:29 AM »
Does anyone have an idea where this dog might have been born? I thought maybe it was Murano glass, but the glass looks more Scandinavian to me. The dog's feet are flat and highly polished to a sharp point on end. It is 9" (23 cm) long. Thanks!
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Re: C-Shaped Glass Dog
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 07:07:31 AM »
Looks rather German to me, your dachshund  napkin holder.
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Re: C-Shaped Glass Dog
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 07:32:15 AM »
that's a mighty big napkin though Ivo ;D  if you had 6 of them on a dinner party table  :o
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Re: C-Shaped Glass Dog
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 07:44:57 AM »
sorry misread 9 cm :-)
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Re: C-Shaped Glass Dog
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 07:46:53 AM »
 ;D

The head is very nicely modelled, even though it is slightly charicatured - it has oodles of personality and expression.
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Re: C-Shaped Glass Dog
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 01:11:05 PM »
German is another idea I hadn't considered. I've seen this dog before, but I don't remember where. I thought it looked like a towel holder, but it would be sure to be broken quickly that way. It does have that shape. The glass itself is very nice with a smoothness that I see in some Swedish glass. I'll have a look through German dogs to see if I can turn up anything.
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