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Offline John7

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Can anyone tell me what maker this art glass vase signature belongs to? Also, possibly a value range for vases from this maker?
Thank you so much-
John

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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 10:27:51 PM »
Hello and welcome to the board :)
In order to help identify your glass we would need to see
- a pic of the whole piece side on and very clear against a white background if possible
- a clear picture of the whole base
- any further pics of identifying marks on the piece

and we would normally need a description of the piece including how the rim was finished and the size and weight of the piece.

It is unusual for values to be discussed on the board I'm afraid as they can go up as well as down depending on demand at the time  :)

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your glass.
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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
Hello again and thank you for your help. I am attaching more pictures which I hope may be helpful in identifying the maker of this piece? The vase is 8 " tall and weighs approx 2 pounds. The entire vase including the upper lip is 1/4" thick. I believe this piece might have been hand blown. The glass itself is an aqua color and then there is free form design that almost looks like parchment paper that is wrapped around the lower 2/3 of the vase. Again, thank you for any help you may be able to supply.

John

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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:53:47 PM »
The "parchment" is Silver Leaf, melted onto the glass while hot, during the blowing process. But I don't recognize the mark.
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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 07:28:07 PM »
I was wondering if it was gold leaf?
I couldn't really tell from the images whether or not there is a reaction with silver, or if it's simply tarnished, or if it's gold leaf or if it's both.  ???
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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 07:37:56 PM »
Not a drop of gold in sight  ;) Slight tarnishing gives a gold effect.
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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 08:44:32 PM »
That is the work of the renowned Sydney artist Brian Hirst. You can find him at

www.brianhirst.com

and in any number of galleries. Let Google be your guide to find items like yours.

The cross on the pontil scar is characteristic, so is the use of silver foil (right down to the folding pattern).

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Re: Art Glass Vase Signature Identification Help?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 02:54:23 PM »
Thank you, Brewster- you hit the nail on the head! It is indeed a Hirst vase and I thank everyone who also supplied information on this. It is nice to meet such an informative group of glass experts. I hope to come here often to educate myself as well.

 

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