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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 06:32:55 PM »
reminds me a little of Karl Wiedmann's pieces?  is that possible?
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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 06:44:14 PM »
I think Karl Weidmann produced somewhat more sophisticated pieces - he's been around for a lo-ooong time and I'm well aware he was probably well ahead of his time - I just feel that by the 60's, his more studio-style work was still finished beautifully. (says she, thinking of her stunning gralglas ashtray.  ;) )
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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 06:57:46 PM »
yes I agree, but I wondered whether it might actually have been produced in the 30's ?  is that possible?
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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 07:18:33 PM »
This doesn't look '30s to me at all...
How "inexperienced" was he in the '30s?

ok, you've twisted my arm - here's my Gralglas Weidmann ashtray. I display it upside-down, so that's how you're getting it. It's bum is it's prettiest side. This is, of course, his much later work.
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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 07:28:01 PM »
gorgeous!  and all beautifully finished.
Aah well, perhaps not then.  I think we need very good clear large shots of the vase in question as it's too hard to see the decoration on it - there is a patch of what I thought might be bubbles so that brought him to mind.
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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 07:36:57 PM »
I thought the patch in question might be the tin..  ???

I'm afraid, Watcherinla, we are going to need much bigger images so we can see the whole thing much better.
However, your description of colours coming out everywhere in the light would suggest I'm probably right about silver chloride; any duller metallic bits, I think are the tin.

From your username, are you in the states? Did you find this piece in Austria, or get it from there?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 09:03:46 PM »
Sue.   I don't have the vase with me but I'm going to borrow a better camera and get some closeup pictures and try and shine a light through it.   There are swirls of blue and yellow in it that do not show up on the posted photos.    I'm in Canada.   So I'm going to try in the next couple of days to get those pictures read.   

I want to thank everyone on the message board for their kind input.   This is a great help.


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Re: Identifying glass vase from Austria
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 11:51:25 AM »
You've got a very interesting piece there!
Thanks for sharing it with us.  :)
I do hope we'll get a bit further with it.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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