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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
Neither am I sue, but I study it anyway....   :-)

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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 03:21:00 PM »
I never get my mitts on bits though. And you need your mitts on bits to study anything properly. *childish pout*
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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 03:29:08 PM »
That would likely be why my specialty area of study has shifted to Welz...  :-)  Plus, I find it to be infinitely more fascinating actually..... 

Loetz is well documented and there are line drawings and books galore. I would rather study something that has not really been figured out to a great degree.... 

To me at least, studying Welz is more fun....., a bigger challenge with a more satisfying reward...

But that is just me.....
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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2013, 03:40:52 PM »
And why I ended up with Mdina...  practically nobody else was interested in it when I started.
I do agree, though - it's good to get your teeth into something "as yet unexplored"!
The excitement of working out the MGD connection and what that was, was just thrilling. ;D
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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 05:03:07 PM »
Thanks to you both for the nice comments and advice. I think I got really lucky here from what I see on the auction sites. I can't afford to chase these prices either:-) my little humppila vases over her cost me 10-25 euro and that's fine. It's a bit if an antiques roadshow moment to be honest, but now I am definitely hooked on glass collecting:-) Roy

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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 06:00:04 PM »
I'm delighted to hear you are hooked on glass collecting, Roy! 
You obviously have a good "eye" for quality and the courage of your convictions, as you bought this Loetz on the grounds of its beauty alone.
I hope we will be seeing you here a lot more in the future. :)

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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 08:59:52 PM »
I think this bargain will take some beating, but as they say the fun is often in the chase and I am sure there are many other lovely glass collectables out there!
You may see me again sometime..but again thanks for the expert comments   :)
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Re: LOETZ glass in Finland? ID required
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 09:26:15 PM »
Your vase is a lovely find :) very pretty.

Being able to hold and look at the glass is a part of learning about glass though isn't it (referring to Sue and Craig's conversation)?

I can't afford Loetz either, but I do have a 'small collection' now of about 5/6 pieces I've found that haven't necessarily cost the earth.  And if I did find one out and about that was unrecognised, I might recognise it now - but those finds are quite few and far between really. 

To me it does make a real difference in desirability, being able to hold and weigh the glass in your hand.  I'm always interested when I see pics, of how thick the rim is, how thick the base is and how much the piece weighs, because then at least in my mind I can form a view of the piece even if I can't hold it.  I'm generally surprised, when I do manage to buy something a bit 'special', at what it actually looks and feels like when it arrives.
By contrast, occasionally I have also been very disappointed in some items  - I've built them up in my mind to be something really special and something I desire and then they arrive (or I see them at a fair or market) and realise I don't want them after all  ::)



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