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Offline John Smith

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ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:14:36 PM »
Hi to you all... A friend brought me this piece back from New York in the mid 1980s. Hand luggage! It's very odd to say the least. It stands 47 inches and the base is 7 inches diameter. The pontil is unground. I have taken a pic next to me car to provide scale. Chuhali, has been mentioned but only as a guess. It.s in the style perhaps, but it doesn't look flamboyant enough to me. Any ideas would be very welcome. I haven't got a clue, except to say it's American, freeblown, and weighs a ton!  It has a very slight iridescence to the top. Many thanks. John


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 04:17:18 PM »
... Sorry, I may have been better by placing this in with the USA glass?


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 04:28:48 PM »
All queries should start in plain "glass". They can be shifted (lovely mods again!) to the correct place when id. is established.

I'm clueless about this monster of yours - however, I have carted home some Beranek "Tropical flowers" on the bus - in several trips - to get them all home, three at a time. I wasn't leaving them sitting in TKMaxx at 5 each!
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 04:39:41 PM »
...Haaa, I don't even think TKMAX have shelf-space for this! I don't even know how much was paid for it either. I'd say it was a Yard of Ale, if had not come back from USA! I'll keep an eye on where post things in the future... "sorry again" to The Mod's and thank you chopin-liszt


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 04:52:55 PM »
Do you not find you're a bit scared of it?
The Tropical flowers are scary - the great long thin rod of glass, with a very heavy top part... my rods are slowly bending under the weight!
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 05:00:02 PM »
I'm frightened of knocking the damned thing over! Until I find out what it is! A hat rack perhaps? Even though it is hollow, the top is not accommodating for flower stems etc. It's not really my kind of thing, but as it was gift I have to live with it AND feed it...  I think I have seen one or two flowers that you mention. I believe they are produced in Malta or Cyprus. Thick-heavy petals??? Are they the ones?


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 06:18:15 PM »
There are some pics of my flowers here;
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,45707.10.html
I would very much doubt they were made in Malta - Mdina (and related glass) is my area, John.
Beranek is Czech.

What do you feed your beast - and how often? And what happens if you don't?
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 06:29:31 PM »
Oh My Word! Those glass flowers would eat my piece alive! lol. They are not what I thought them to be... as for my "Beast" it is only ever fed out of doors and from a distance, with shards of PYREX, though it can be partial this time of year to lengths of tinsel, steeped in opalescent brandy... 


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 06:39:37 PM »
How unusual - I thought most pets needed to be kept away from eating tinsel - or there can be a "sausage" effect at the far end later on (that's if the intestines are not tied up in knots and the poor beast is not carted off the the vet)  ;D .
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


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Re: ID Help please - Very strange piece!
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 06:55:35 PM »
I am reluctant to take that risk with this piece. It has a tendency to morph into a Inwald flower frog...  ;D

 

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