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Author Topic: Czech Thumbprint Optics - Jeweler - Murmac  (Read 2231 times)

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Offline paradisetrader

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« on: April 13, 2006, 08:14:23 PM »
This label on an Ebay item http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7407347323
should put to bed any doubts about the Czech origin of these thumbprint optics - discussed previously in this thread
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3264.0.html
and maybe others.


This label is particularly informative but just as mysterious as the last one I tried to interpret !  :roll:
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Marked with paper laber that reads "GENUINE JEWELER BOHEMIA MURMAC MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA".

Marcus alerted but may not be around. Ivo any ideas ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 08:37:04 PM »
retail?

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2006, 07:10:06 AM »
Possibly designed by Kannegeiser. He worked at Zelezny Brod, and was responsible for the "Nemo" range, which is similar, with coloured/lustred lenses.
ebay item no http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7405168274
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 05:14:58 PM »
I'm glad to have found out a bit about this type of vase.  I really like the big globe ones. they're quite architectural to look at.  And they're absolutely fantastic with little LED fairylights in.  :D

(http://i2.tinypic.com/wwbsso.jpg)

I've got a couple of the pearly painted ones too, but they're a bit gross to be honest.   8)  :x

Edit: lol You can see my gas mask if you look carefully...  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2006, 06:53:18 PM »
Vases with this type of decoration were made by many glass-works so you need to take shape, thickness etc into account. Farquharson certainly did something close, as did Whitefriars, Stuart and others non-english.
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