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Offline Ohio

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Re: Libochovice?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 03:24:46 PM »
I know the giftware distributor molds were all made by NM in 1940. The Dove vase, Lady Face bookends & Barth's Rearing Horse which are Czech copies...I have never seen any documentation one way or another whether they aquired the molds or the molds were made here or if in fact the glass was imported (see below). Two of the three companies that were located roughly 20 miles from one another closed in the early 50s, Paden City & Barth Art in 1951...matter of fact it is suspected that Paden City's animals are all from Barth Art molds plus Paden City did export glass from other countries. New Martinsville was renamed Viking in 1944 under new ownership & Viking operated until 1984 when they closed then reopened in 1986 as Dalzell-Viking until 1998 when the factory closed for good. 


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Re: Libochovice?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 12:26:05 AM »
I have a pair of blue ones, measuring at approximately 16cm tall

Comparing my vases with the one made by NM, mine looks a bit slender. Clear on the top, and frosted on the birds.

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Re: Libochovice?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 01:25:56 AM »
I agree. All the NM ones I've seen are crystal even though they had a light blue in their general line of glass & the overall finish on yours are much better (quality-wise) than NM's.  Much sharper in blue too.


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Re: Libochovice?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2012, 10:04:03 AM »
The taller ones seem to be spread more at the , generally. Need more examples and some labelled ones could help too. Noticed a remark on DG site that height varies on degree of spread. Did NM make more than one size?

I guess Emil's that started this thread is possibly NM note that one is 26cm.

Libochovice pattern 1584 had spread at 25cm slimmer at 16cm
Rosice pattern 2472 slimmer 25cm
New Martinville pattern 101 (Morning Dove)  (Advert states 9" - 23cm, DG site states 25cm/10" citing spread for height variants)

Degrees of spreading may vary, top rims may vary. Frosting of birds DID vary, colours... lots from all 3 makers.
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Re: Libochovice?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 03:13:44 PM »
Unfortunately NM did not mark 95% of their glass. Only notable exception was their vanity items (powder jars). NM supposedly made a smaller more slender version of the Dove vase later, but evidently not in production very long. 


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Re: Made by New Martinsville US or Libochovice or Rosice CZ ?
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2012, 09:45:23 PM »
NM supposedly made a smaller more slender version of the Dove vase later, but evidently not in production very long. 

Or that was the Rosice one being assumed NM by US collectors? Sklo Union was also rarely marked, only labelled.

It would be nice if someone can solve this ID dilemma.
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