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Offline Domans

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Please help me to identify this paperweight
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:41:12 AM »
Hi,
Once again I need help to identify the origin of a paperweight I have bought despite scouring books and the internet. Maybe I just don't know where to look. There is a paperweight currently advertised on ebay that looks the same as mine. However, the label on my underside is unreadable and is a different shape to the one on ebay which says it is Isco Japan apple. I have tried to find this company to check for further labels but cannot find anything about the company apart from it possibly being something to do with occupied Japan? Please help if you can.


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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 09:28:25 AM »
Hello and welcome to the board :)
You don't do a link to the one on ebay so it is difficult to compare but there was a company NASCO Japan - I had a vase with that label on it.
This might help you more, but information on them I seem to recall, was very limited.
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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »
Thank you. I will look up NASCO Japan. I really appreciate your help.
Will this help ?
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150881742634?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1943wt_1037


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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 10:04:01 AM »
ok thanks that definitely doesn't say NASCO - I hope Kane sees this as he is very interested in Japanese glass and that label is not one I've seen mentioned before.  Did you search this board for that name as well?
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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 10:07:09 AM »
Hi again,
I am not sure if I have searched this board for the name ISCO,  but then I've been searching everywhere but without success. I will be very pleased if your friend Kane can help-very frustrated. ???

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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 10:42:59 AM »
Hey. Thanks for letting me know about this thread. I need to consult my book and look a bit further as my old laptop died about 4/5 months ago and lost all my favourites. Thankfully I have written down the web addresses but need to go through them as I have not re-entered them all onto the new laptop.

Am currently doing 2 over due assignments so I will have some time over the coming weekend to check this out for you. Vague recollection is that this is an Import/Export label and not a actual Glass Company. Rarely seen on glass pieces.

Japanese Glass, worse than Murano Glass for identification! Grrrr...




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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 11:15:12 AM »
Hi Kane,
I really appreciate the trouble people are going to to help me identify this paperweight-thank you. I must say that I had become to think that the label was in fact not a company but an export label because ISCO seems to be linked to occupied Japan products. Can't read the label unfortunately but the shape seems to be like the one on this link.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/106406954/vintage-isco-japan-amethyst-crystal?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=isco+glass&ga_view_type=gallery
Good luck with your assignments!

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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 03:04:32 PM »
I'm not stalking you Domans honest!

I had the matching pear to your apple last year, again with a partial label similar shape to yours

the only word I could make out was 'merchandise' but I wonder now if it said 'Isco' in the middle?

anyway adding it for reference :)

cheers
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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 06:43:46 PM »
Wow bfg it is the pear to my apple, very soon we'll have a fruit salad!!
You can stalk as much as you like if it brings these type of results.
Thank you again-I think this means we are getting closer to an identification. Kane (another member , thinks ISCO is possibly a export label and I am beginning to believe that it is.

Look at this link to see this label again

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Re: Please help me to identify this paperweight
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 09:43:26 PM »
Mount Royal Merchandise an import company (MRM) foreign are similar shape labels and did similar type apples and pears. Pretty sure that's what's on your pear.
Also Jaffe Rose did similar but I think mainly imported from Czech and Germany.
May have a label in my album if not I will find one.
 MRM import label in this link....

https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/MountRoyalBowl#

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