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Author Topic: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please  (Read 408 times)

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Offline Nemmie

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Had this for a while but not seen anything else by them so thought I would ask here. Anyone know who IGI are?

It is 3 inches tall and the bubbles look almost metallic. Very striking piece of glass.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 04:56:02 PM »
I do like it.
I'm also clueless! It bears some small vague resemblance to/has some features sort of in common with, the chunky bubbly bits by the unknown Romanian maker which probably came out in or around the 60s -'70s-'80s, with rainbow iridesence and rough ground bases.
But lots of folk did all sorts of interesting bubbles - this looks reasonably new - the yellow is very, very acidy bright.
It's a bit wonky, it's not particularly elegant in the finish, but I do LOVE the colours and bubbles and the solid chunkiness and strength and substance of it. :)
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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 07:10:32 AM »
Yes it is chunky and wobbly but the overall effect is very appealing. I have a piece of the romanian iridescent glass and you are right the bubbles are similar.

This feels lovely to hold though which the romanian piece doesn't if that makes any sense.

Today I am going to iron the background. :D




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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 11:21:58 AM »
It makes perfect sense. Your piece even LOOKS good to hold. And your bubbles are coloured.
The only way they could be connected, I imagine, would be via training at the same glasshouses and technique being passed on and developed.
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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 09:16:53 PM »
Some designers from the period

Yusuf Görmüs - master glassmaker since 1940s particular known for free blown ware.
Remzi Köklü - also important artist in glass... getting on in years, no data in English but Google images or Youtube videos etc...

Not sure if they had own studio but in 1972 designed hand blown glassware for Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari - a BIG glass company.

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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 11:33:22 PM »
You might find something in this book... a lot of pdf's. Yusuf is definitely mentioned in there and a lot of pics seem to be taken at the Pasabahce works where he seems to have been at the time your piece was made.

http://www.sisecam.com/en/TheArtofGlass.aspx

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Re: IGI Istanbul 1977 Art Glass Bowl Yellow and Blue Bubbles ID Help Please
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 06:38:04 AM »
Thanks for that information Frank. Definitely gives me some avenues to explore.

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