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Author Topic: Can you tell what it is yet  (Read 1231 times)

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Offline Lee

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Can you tell what it is yet
« on: October 28, 2012, 02:14:18 PM »
.......... with apologies to Rolf  :)

I picked this up this morning, and do not have a clue what it is - can anyone enlighten me ?

It weighs 3 Kilos and stands 22 cms high (approx 9 inches), and has no identifying marks or labels whatsoever.

 

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 06:56:42 PM »
Is it a bowl, a plate or a platter? It's hard to tell from just the one view. Also we like a base shot please, it tells us a lot about how a piece was made. More descriptive subjects are also advisable as they help with the search function on the board. Thanks. :)

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Re: Can you Identify this glass Discus ?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 08:00:47 PM »
Hi Anne

The best way to describe it would be to compare it to a discus or flying saucer.  The middle is about twice the thickness of the edge.  It is set into a plain glass base, and reclines at an angle of around 100 degrees

I'll get some better pics taken tomorrow and will add them to the thread.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 08:05:27 PM »
Ooooh sounds interesting, I look forward to seeing more pics from you Lee. :)

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 03:56:42 PM »
Here are a few more pics, under natural light the flecks in the glass are green/brown in colour, but when exposed to a strong light they turn a coral red colour with gold flecks.


 

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 04:11:56 PM »
Modern Chinese I suspect from the aventurine and the fact that it's on a glass base.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 04:55:48 PM »
Modern Chinese I suspect from the aventurine and the fact that it's on a glass base.

That makes a lot of sense.  The better known makers are more likely to sign such a large piece, or at least put a label on it.  The first thing most people would do with a made in China label is to remove it.


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