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MissPrints:
Hello~

I have a pair(one is broken so it's a shelf piece) of 19th Century 16'' X 7''(round) glass vases. Blue ground with a woman raised in relief(like a very large cameo).

I know next to nothing about antique artistic glass.

Let me begin by saying that until I read MOSER ARTISTIC GLASS(Baldwin) I would have had no idea about Miss Blue, the vase.  The Blue pair and additional glass pieces  belonged to my great grandmother. I hold a letter from my great grandfather on Carlsbad/ Moser stationery, dated 1889, which, unfortunately, does not speak about glass but about matters back in Chicago.

Miss Blue, the unbroken vase  has a partial label(shown) which I cannot make. Either a H, K, or R + L.[period]+whatever is missing. VERY small paper label, perhaps 1'' in length. Black ink on buff or toned paper.

Reading the Baldwin book(I do have a 29'' Moser --which I, unceremoniously, have always called The Root Beer Vase-- c. 1889, vase on a base.  Each of those two pieces carries a  label(double eagles Ludwig Moser + 613 in gilt paint, for what I suppose could be the specific decorator?).  It was The Root Beer which caused me to purchase the book. I am like Gretal in the forest following bread crumbs for Miss Blue.

I confess that now my curiosity has the better of me.

N.B. the links below take you to my own offsite website-nothing for sale there, no spam, no robot to harvest anything, no spies: nothing. I am the only one ''there''.



http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kgregory.jpg


http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kgregory2.jpg

IFF I am comprehending correctly what Baldwin wrote, then there is a possibility that the blue vase was either retailed or created and retailed by Moser. Maker of the glass, if the vase dates to c. 1889, and if Bohemian glass, could be one of many Bohemian glassworks. A puzzle.

The Blue glass vase is substantial(sandwiched?) and heavy. Round glass gilt feet.

My appraiser wrote : on blue glass etched a Victorian woman in white, abstract darker lines form patterns and flowers are found on verso.  She ID-ed it as ''Mary Gregory'' but the appraiser had a wide variety of items to consider:  no one can be an expert on everything; I've done some subsequent reading about MG works, and  I now believe that the term Mary Gregory , often, denotes a style--just as Kleenex has become a generic term for tissue products by other manufacturers.

I would appreciate any guidance anyone could lend.

Is Miss Blue Moser?
Is Miss Blue Mary Gregory?
Is miss Blue made by an unknown-and the label relates to a retailer?

Thank you for your time!
MissPrints
15 No 2012  10:10 a.m. Pacific time

Lustrousstone:
Welcome to the board. I think we need a picture of a whole vase, a base shot and a close-up of the woman, who is almost certainly enamelled and not etched. I'm not sure your appraiser offered anything useful, as the lines are in the glass not on it and Mary Gregory is indeed a style. The label of course could be a retail label.

It would be much more useful if you would use the attach facility for pictures please. That way they remain in the thread as a reference source.

MissPrints:

--- Quote from: Lustrousstone on November 15, 2012, 07:43:52 PM ---Welcome to the board. I think we need a picture of a whole vase, a base shot and a close-up of the woman, who is almost certainly enamelled and not etched. I'm not sure your appraiser offered anything useful, as the lines are in the glass not on it and Mary Gregory is indeed a style. The label of course could be a retail label.

It would be much more useful if you would use the attach facility for pictures please. That way they remain in the thread as a reference source.

--- End quote ---

Thank you for your prompt reply.  Better photos coming~ those photos were taken several months ago and exceed the site's total 125 KB size restriction, even after editing.

 In future I'll be happy to embed the photos. 

Meanwhile, I'll take additional photos.
BEST!

MissPrints

MissPrints:
Okay~ my photos continue to be too large. I surrender to the inevitable and am not trying to be recalcitrant(I don't want to wear out my welcome).

Until I can successfully downsize my photos to fit the forum, I'm stuck. I shoot at 2M which is significantly lower resolution than for listing photos, and I downsized them -- but! they are still too large, as the Forum software advised just before it refused my attachments and almost blew a fuse.

One photo is included of the damaged area of the damaged vase since it, likely, holds the clue to whatever the ''white'' is.  Enamel? Paint? Snow?

http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kbluelady22.jpg

http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kbluelady23.jpg


http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kbluelady24.jpg

http://www.kiowamoon.com/silver/kbluelady25.jpg

Thank you,

MissPrints


Anne:
Hi MissPrints and welcome to the board. I can recommend a neat online tool for getting your pics to the size needed: it took a 3Mb image down to 47kb without any problems. http://www.imageoptimizer.net/Home.aspx on the left of the page you'll see an Optimise Now panel, with a box for you to select the image you want to resize - then set the level to Normal, and the max. size to 700 in both the boxes below. Then click Optimise Now and wait a wee while (usually less than a minute) whilst the site processes your pic. Then you get a download button for the smaller file, which you can save to your computer and attach to a post here. Hope this helps. :)

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