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Offline atruheart

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« on: April 30, 2006, 06:10:55 AM »
First I have ever held in my hands and it's a pretty!  :D

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 08:52:53 AM »
:shock::shock::shock:

That is truly scary!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 09:43:54 AM »
What a reaction! To fill you all in at what you are seeing, This is called the flying nude in some circles. In the Cambridge catalogs it is described as a 10 inch fruit or flower center. The color of the glass is known as Crown Tuscan and the decoration is Carlton. It is one of the most sought after pieces by Crown Tuscan collectors and needless to say is very expensive. Not to everyone's taste I am sure, but then what piece of glass is? Terry

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 12:48:22 PM »
wow atruheart! That is a VERY special piece! and the condition of the decoration still looks to be excellent.

Congrats  :P

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 08:28:53 PM »
PLEASE don't anyone take offence, but on a purely personal level I think it's ghastly and can only give thanks that they are rare and I may go through life without seeing another.
I would say that my own tastes, however, are highly questionable at times and as with all things there is definitely not one size fits all where glass is concerned.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2006, 03:39:43 AM »
I am in the SF Bay area in California :-)  My real name is Theresa.
I buy and sell with the name Hartmans2 on E and usually hang out on the PGP board there. I found this site purely by accident and started reading and reading. Lots of folks here with loads of knowledge and I love to learn anything I can concerning glass and collectables. Pleased to me you all!

Paul I didn't feel like you at all when I saw this piece  :shock: It is actually wonderful in person. I do not collect this type of glass myself my personal taste runs more into the modern art glass area of collecting.
But in doing much research as a collector and a seller on E I knew this was a special and sought after piece of 30's Cambridge. I don't limit myself to my own taste:-) Thanks goodness.

What I really think is funny is the very first reaction to my post....lol Are there any Cambridge collectors here in this forum?

Theresa

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2006, 07:55:07 AM »
:D :lol: :D

Hello Theresa! I'm glad you were not offended by my comment - at least my reaction was profound and deep! 8)  
It may not have been positive, but it is surely a reflection of it's quality that it does provoke a strong emotion. :P

(I'm known for not "doing" pink, pastel, opaque. flowery or ormolu) :twisted:
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Offline Della

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 08:04:58 AM »
Hi Theresa and welcome to the board.

Quote from: "Theresa"
I am in the SF Bay area in California

My favourite city, San Francisco :lol: . I used to live in the valley, near Sacramento. Who needs 6 flags; drive round SF all day, better than any roller coaster! (I'm not American though....English)

Sorry, I am not a Cambridge collector either.
Enjoying being in the Midlands.......some people are just amazing....
xx

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2006, 08:26:49 AM »
Theresa, I think it's fab.  :shock:  :D   It's just so over the top, that somehow that point becomes a draw of it's own....it's very 'over the toppishness' makes it desirable somehow...well, to me anyway.  :wink:

The obvious thing to ask is; how was it made?  I assume the nude was applied afterwards?  It's a really fun piece.  :D  :D
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2006, 09:26:45 AM »
Hi Theresa and let me add a belated welcome to the board. My earlier comment was purely a personal reaction as I have never bought a piece for any reason other that personal taste and intrinsic value has always been secondary, though at times a nice plus. I know that over the years I have been guilty of buying some items which others, my wife in particular, have cringed at when they've seen them, but hey thats what makes the world go round.
Collectors over this side of the pond are limited for any type of American glass other than carnival, and I have a small collection of early Higgins which I have to import when I add new pieces as there is just nothing available over here.
Horses for courses
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