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Author Topic: Unusual Amber Bohemia Glass Vase Applied Overshot Decor - Help ID please...  (Read 1828 times)

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Offline charliepedro

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Hi guys,

Can anyone suggest the probable designer/producer of  this vase please? It measures 26cm tall x 18.5cm wide (at broadest point) - it weighs 2.25kg. It looks to have been very skilfully made and there's a lot of base wear present.

Cheers, Charlene

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Reminds me of Craig's Boston and Sandwich icicle vase - I honestly don't know anything about them at all though, so I've no idea whether it is by them.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,40095.msg221843.html#msg221843
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Offline charliepedro

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Hi M,

Sorry for the slow response - thanks very much for referring me to Craig's icicle Vase, it certainly has a lot in common with my vase although the base of mine is polished with a ground out pontil rather than having a mould-blown base. That being the case is it less likely to be a B&S vase? Thanks very much again for taking the time to reply and adding the link. Can I ask for the title of this thread to be changed to draw more opinions?

All the best, Charlene :)

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http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5833727
this one was sold as Boston and Sandwich and has alternate long and short icicles like yours.
No picture of the base. 
I have no idea about B & S work but I'm curious now as the one I've just linked to would make me think Bohemian (Harrach) or French ...maybe?
Perhaps B & S and Harrach made similar pieces.? I've found a few more searching BOston and Sandwich icicle and they also have the alternate long and short icicles like yours.
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Offline charliepedro

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Hi M,

Yes, that is getting very very similar - this image confirms it for me though;

 http://pinterest.com/katthare/boston-and-sandwich-glass/

About half way down the page on the right, you may have seen it... it has the same applied rim. I'd be happy to go with B&S until proven otherwise. Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction. Can I request for a mod to change the location of this thread at all?

Cheers, C

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Why don't you ask the Boston & Sandwich Museum if your piece or any other icicle design piece can be attributed to B & S. The contact info is below. The reason I am a bit skeptical is B & S glass with the proper solid attribution brings big $$, but two auctions I've looked through that had these icicle vases attributed to B & S...well the sales results are not exactly what one would expect here in the U.S.

The large blue vase only brought $175 which is about 1/3 or even 1/2 on a bad day of what one expect & another auction for a green vase did not even fare that well. Hopefully you will receive a positive attribution & someone simply stole a piece on a large auction site. I might ask, but its not my piece. 

Boston & Sandwich Museum contacts:     

Director : Katharine H. Campbell
katie DOT campbell AT sandwichglassmuseum DOT org

Curator : Dorothy Schofield
dorothy DOT schofield AT sandwichglassmuseum DOT org

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If you do contact B & S and get a reply could you let us know what they say please?
Many thanks
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Ohio, thanks very much for your reply + B&S Museum contact details, I'll send them an attribution request in a moment and post a reply on here as soon as I get one.  I don't think the vase will be worth anything unfortunately though - I neglected to mention before that there's a sizeable crack running down one side of it. This does hide very well amongst the decor though. I bought it purely out of intrigue. It was 10 at a car boot sale which I though was a pretty reasonable price  :)

Thanks again, I'll be back!

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Very reasonable for a gorgeous vase.  I'm really interested to know what B&S say.  Is it very heavy for size?
A drop of superglue on either end of the crack may help to stop it going further. If you dont' mind about it having glue on it.
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Hi guys,

Thanks M for your advice regarding the crack - I think I'll try that to stop it travelling further, it would be a great shame for it to end up in more than one piece after all this time.

Well, I sent a perfectly friendly and polite attribution request to Dorothy & Katharine at The Sandwich Glass Museum and received just one rather curious reply saying, and I quote: ''i don't THINK so.. would you respond? Thank you.''

No idea where to go now....

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