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Offline valjk

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Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« on: November 10, 2012, 02:06:44 AM »
Hi, I've been searching hard for anything like this glass bowl and would be grateful for any suggestions.  It is incredibly heavy, about 2.5 kilos, and made of very pale green glass which shows dark green in the thicker area of the lobes.  Diameter about 10.5 inches, 27cm.  The wide rim part is flat, not rippled as in many similar bowls, and there are six lobes, not five, which seems to be an unusual feature.  There is a polished concave circle underneath and the base of the lobes radiates out flat in an uneven flower shape, with quite a lot of old scratches.  I don't know if it is blown or moulded but it is a really heavy object to blow!  Any ideas?
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Valerie


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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 02:23:37 AM »
Interesting bowl. It looks blown using an optic mould . The colour is really different from the older bowls I've seen.  Scandinavian doesn't look  like a good bet. Czech would seem closest but it's not familiar. Not very helpful, sorry, but nice piece of glass.

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 08:08:26 AM »
Check the scratches for a faint needle sig which says Orrefors HU and a number.
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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 02:24:16 AM »
Thanks Ivo.  I've examined the scratches and no amount of wishful thinking can make me see a name or number in there, all the scratches are straight and random!  But looking at images for Orrefors there are certainly some heavy 6-lobed bowls in coloured glass which are similar (but smaller and blue), and I found several different objects in the same shade of green.  Did Orrefors ever issue unsigned pieces?  Or did they have imitators/competitors who produced similar pieces?  David, I don't know why you ruled out Scandinavian but I'll certainly do a search for Czech as well!
Thanks for your help,
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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 04:42:09 PM »
Could it be Daum? It's one of their colours.

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 12:28:30 AM »
I've just searched for Daum bowls, what wonderful objects they are!  I love their landscape bowls and vases, the phrase "to die for" springs to mind.  But haven't yet found any Daum bowls which look like mine, which is quite plain in comparison to most of their pieces.  So I'll keep searching, and learning something new every time I start looking.  Orrefors still seems the most likely, but only if they sometimes failed to sign their pieces.

I'm grateful for any suggestions, they all teach me something new!

Valerie

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 08:10:40 AM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orrefors-Free-Form-Crystal-Bowl-Edvard-Hald-/370637845273
i have one of these in diameter 29 and one in diameter 16 cm, both signed but very faint. I believe these have been in production for a very long time.
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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 09:39:11 AM »
To me, that colour has a look of Whitefriars Emerald!  :-\
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 11:43:56 AM »
for the record: this is the Daum colour.
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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 02:34:39 PM »
I am not making this attribution any easier(!!) but I do remember seeing a couple of very very similar bowls attributed as Czech, design by Koudelka (who is normally associated with the Prachen ranges), a couple of years ago, although the colourway was slightly different. Which factory he designed those for I cannot immediately remember,

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