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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2012, 02:11:54 PM »
I wouldn't have a clue how to. I'm meant to be writing to another site (glasmunsterbuch?) about my "Darth Vader" vase, but couldn't work out what to say, far less translate it via babelfish or see how to get in contact..
(I am suffering from major brain-non-co-operation and lcak of soooooordinatinoroo at the moment. Didn't correct that last wee bit!)  :-[
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2012, 02:55:09 PM »
Alfredo is well aware of the situation and explained several years ago:


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Pandora glass is the name given in the Passau Museum catalog to glass made for Knicek by Maximilian Boudnik. Eddy photographed the only Knicek case, so we can study their shapes. ...most of it had no metalwork, though pieces do appear with copper overlay.

I did receive pictures of pieces from Wrzesniak's Mimoza line of items.  They told me what they told you.  It is not popular and made by commission only.

What I find quite strange is their contention as to having "invented" a process that was already in use for a good 90 to 100 years before they produced it.  Moreover, I have two pictures: one a goblet by K and one a goblet by W.  I am sorry to say that the stem in the Polish goblet is quite suspiciously like the stem on the Czech one.  But it may be a coincidence.

The fact is that Wrzesniak, which carries no identifying mark, is being sold as antique Knicek.  I myself brought a piece from France for my collection, and found another one right here in the USA.

I have diligently searched Internet for examples of Knicek and have come up with only a handful, some of which I am sure now are Wrzesniak (once you type this jaw breaker several times it becomes easy).

I think you will not get any more detail than that.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2012, 03:03:37 PM »
(Sue glas-musterbuch is easy to write to, as that's our lovely English-speaking Pamela)


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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2012, 03:06:36 PM »
Thanks Ivo, that's good.  I suppose it might be better if the jug and glasses set was better identified on the site though as the explanation could read a little ambiguously.
I think they are all very lovely whether they were made a few years ago or 100 yrs ago.  I suppose it matters, but the technique and quality seem the same and it was obviously an expensive technique to produce.
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2012, 01:47:29 PM »
Interesting pair of vases on this link that look to be the same surface technique but with the addition of trailing all over them.
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1622909
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2012, 02:03:34 PM »
Thanks for the link, m!

Those look much more convincing Art Nouveau Knizek than the Polish pieces...

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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2012, 04:07:10 PM »
 :'(
With a correspondingly true Art Nouveau price....
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2012, 06:35:10 PM »
see also topic
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22637
with reposted photos in the latest post
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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2014, 10:31:32 AM »
One more! In a few years I will have the whole set ;D

Michael


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Re: Vase, silver oxide reduction technique, Tadeusz Wresniak, Poland?
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2014, 12:21:57 PM »
Gorgeous. Even the pink ( :o ) works beautifully well in it.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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