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Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« on: September 23, 2012, 10:52:51 AM »
Attractive little vase, 12 cm high, colourless glass, surface with silver oxide reduction decoration.
Delicate cut and bevelled rim, base moulded...

I would think it is from the same maker as >> this one -- kindly identified by Ivo as coming from household glass factory Tadeusz Wresniak in Tarnow, Poland?

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Michael


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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 11:11:15 AM »
almost certainly.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 11:25:46 AM »
Ooooh, interesting!
I missed the 2007 post (I was absent then) I haven't seen or heard of this maker or these gorgeous pieces.....

They do remind me a bit of more recent surface-decorated Hortensja pieces.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 01:08:45 PM »
Thanks!
The decoration is really nice, isn't it...

So Polish and quite contemporary, then; are these mass-produced pieces? (If so, shouldn't we see more of them sold as Knizek/Antonienhütte, then? 8))

Michael


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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 01:23:57 PM »
I'd have noticed any of these around!
I was very attracted to the Hortensja pieces and bought a couple - without knowing what they were, just because they are so lovely. I gave the brown on to a friend who broke their piece but kept my blue goblet.
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I do think your piece is even more attractive than the Hortensja bits I've seen - I haven't seen many.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 01:46:14 PM »
Nicely made pieces - how much do they weigh please?
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 01:51:02 PM »
My Hortensja is not the same thing as the pieces in question, but it weighs 9 oz. It's 7" tall.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 01:52:58 PM »
thanks Sue.  So not overly light weight.  I find I have a better concept of glass if I know how much it weighs iykwim?
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 02:07:10 PM »
The glass is thin, but the stem is solid. I'm fairly sure the beaker-shaped vase in browns and yellows I gave Pete was about 3-4mm in thickness. Not lightweight, but not overly substantial.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 05:03:49 PM »
Mine weighs about 250g; the rim and walls are really thin (less than 1 mm glass thickness), but the base section is rather heavy.
So mine could be Hortensia as well, I guess -- if several Polish companies used this technique.

I think there has gone some effort in this piece, bevelling such a delicate rim...

Michael

 

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