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Author Topic: Opalescent Polar Bear flower frog centrepiece - Is this Reich?  (Read 764 times)

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Offline rosecottagesales

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Opalescent Polar Bear flower frog centrepiece - Is this Reich?
« on: September 28, 2012, 07:30:05 AM »
Hello all

This is my first opalescent glass. I'm not sure of the maker, but I do think it is made by one of the Czech glass makers. Reich?? maybe?

I'm hoping some experts such as friendly Nigel and Pamela etc with their enormous amount of knowledge in pressed glass will be able to give their thoughts

Any info is much appreciated.

Thanking all in advance...cheers..Brenton

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Re: Opalescent Polar Bear flower frog centrepiece - Is this Reich?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 10:17:45 AM »
Very nice.I think Reich is a strong possibility as its their typical thick opalescence and I have had many items of Reich in opalescent.
I have seen the complete set in green and also had the green bowl that goes with it and again its a familiar green of Reichs.
I seem to recognise colours from makers for example Walthers green is so recognisable as is Sowerbys.
Did you get a bowl with this?
I recently purchased a green mermaids clock that I am certain is Reich too but alas no catalogues to show if it was.
The only other maker I can think of (apart from the obvious French factories) that did opalescence is Inwald/Barolac.
Nige
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Re: Opalescent Polar Bear flower frog centrepiece - Is this Reich?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 12:05:51 PM »
Hi Nigel

Many thanks for your reply. I don't have the bowl unfortunately. Would love to find the bowl and complete the set oneday, but I know it's not easy. I have a pink polar bear as well, also without the bowl :(
Recently, there was a complete set on sale in green, sadly the centrepiece has had a crack and a significant damage around the edge of the top rim.

You've had many nice pieces in your collection and that uranium clock you purchased recently was seriously beautiful. The colour of that clock kinda reminded me of the 3 ladies comport base with pressed roses??

Also, would like to congrats you for finding a Victoria comport set. As for a green Arabella lamp, I'm sure you can find an example for your collection oneday. Good luck and happy hunting.

Cheers, and again thanks
Brenton

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