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Author Topic: Lovely purple and white sphere bowl. Help!  (Read 209 times)

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Offline pegwellbayantiquities

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Lovely purple and white sphere bowl. Help!
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:06:17 PM »
Hi all any help with this piece would be greatly appreciated, age, maker, value etc. Its very very heavy. :P

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Re: Lovely purple and white sphere bowl. Help!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 12:24:07 PM »
I don't get the feeling this has much age.
I can't help much more than that - I would suspect contemporary-ish Polish again.

Polish glass is still very highly under-rated in my NSHO. Very little is known world-wide, about several fabulous makers  - going back as far as the '30s.
In fact, very little is known world-wide about the full extent of truly fabulous Polish art of every kind going right back to the 12th century and right up to today.
I've been lucky enough to have had 3 wonderful holidays in Poland, culture-vulturing from morning to night, with the joy of having eyes only accustomed to art from outside previous Iron Curtain nations.

The world has yet to discover the delights of Polish art and culture - a centuries-deep treasure-trove of joy and wonder.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Lovely purple and white sphere bowl. Help!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 03:01:54 PM »
I've seen several nice quality pieces around in this sort of purple with white stripes, though the forms and stripes differ.

Most Polish glass I've seen is beautiful, but non-transparant - so perhaps this one could be Roumanian (from what I've seen transparant coloured work with effects in other colours is more common there). Then again, if someone told me it comes from another source in Eastern Europe or China, I'm sure that could fit as well.

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