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Author Topic: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions  (Read 970 times)

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Offline Nancy128

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I have received two different opinions on where this piece may have been made.  The Corning Museums is leaning towards Bohemian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is saying English.  Both agree that its mid 19th Century.  The piece is 7 7/8-inches tall (20cm).  Optic, hand blown from a mold (I think), fluoresces a bright neon green, it's painted enamel.  Any thoughts or opinions will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks.

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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 07:44:34 PM »
Bohemia seems most likely IMHO and nearer late 19th than mid. The fleur de lys things look like they should have gilding over the yellow. Yellow seems to be the foundation of choice under Bohemian raised gilding in my experience

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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:15:55 PM »
Hi Lustrousstone, you are correct there was gold gilding but it a lot has worn off.  So any avenues I should be researching in the Bohemia glass works spectrum?

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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 09:50:54 PM »
From enamel technology alone I would say 1890s Bohemian.
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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 04:02:36 PM »
very attractive Nancy - and my congratulations on the quality of your pix. :)

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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 08:37:41 PM »
Thanks Frank and Paul. 

Photographing this is really hard and I am still am not happy with my pictures.  I think I have tried every type of lighting, background, etc. and still can't find a happy medium.  But I thank you for the compliment!!  Maybe I'm on the right tract. 

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Re: Old Vaseline Glass 2 Different Opinions from CMOG and MMA Need Opinions
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 10:16:52 PM »
some of these vaseline/uranium reflective surfaces can be a nightmare to capture, but I think you've made a success with these images Nancy.       I think you're on the right track ;)       

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