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Offline David555

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« on: May 01, 2006, 11:56:58 PM »
Hi

I realised I have not done a ‘Some new buys’ post for a while

I buy quite expensive glass like a lot of members on the board, passion doth empty the pockets. However, I also love to bargain hunt when I can, car booting and charity shops. This is a mixture of medium priced items and bits that cost £0.50p

This Riihimaki bowl is lovely and was £0.30p in a charity shop – it has the original sticker which tells me it is new – but how new?

(http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/7248/rihbowlpink3wj.th.jpg)

I was amazed to find this quite cheaply made glass box in a heart shape was etched Tiffany and has what looks like a hand engraved signature – anyone know about these? Inexpensive at a car boot sale

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1606/tiffany2ho.th.jpg)

This looks the part as is real heavy – A perfume bottle by Jane Charles cost a fair bit, are they still making this particular model or has it been withdrawn (no reply from website)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4752/jcharles2me.th.jpg)

This is a lovely bowl 8.5” long etched ‘Magnor’ to base, know a bit about the company and this seems 1970s – not expensive in a local shop

(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/7233/magnor3er.th.jpg)

I love this as without the sticker I would never have thought Canada. Shows they made stuff in same style as much Murano and Czech, anyone know the maker – partial label

(http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/9765/canada5xj.th.jpg)

Last but not least I probably paid too much for this – but I love it! 8.5” tall in clear glass to base evolving into a lovely green mid way. Two main trailed handles and then trailed decoration from base up – polished base with a lot of age. I thought it may be Italian, but it could be good 60s Czech – anyone know?

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3715/vaseg14wu.th.jpg)

(http://img430.imageshack.us/img430/6580/vaseg26hx.th.jpg)

Thanks


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 12:25:01 AM »
I was just looking at my shelves - all stacked up and there is a layer of Monart, Chance, Monart, Chance like a sandwich.

Many people would say ahhh get the Monart away from the cheap Chance glass - but all glass was created equal in my lovely glass room :D

Just as much care and design went into some cheaper pieces (We have found this out through David's excellent Chance website) as it did the more expensive.

I love one off creations but the mass produced sometimes gives design a time and place.

I also find that more time and care went into the mass produced in the 50s & 60s than does today.

I find this even with expensive things! I have a Seguso bunny from 70s and bought and modern companion in Italy recently - WOW - the lack of definition and skill is amazing – I must post this at some point LOL



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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 12:57:31 AM »
Canada = Chalet Glass

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 02:15:17 AM »
Thanks Ed / Cathy

Great website - I can see my shape

It is very beautiful glass with an amazing sparkle to it, so varied

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 07:32:59 AM »
Some lovely things there Adam - you had some serious bargains by the looks of it!  I particularly like your turquoise vase with the glass blobs on the side - sorry I can't help with IDing any of them.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 08:55:28 AM »
I was thinking the signature on the Tiffany piece might be Elsa Peretti, who is their silver jewellery designer.  I'll have a look at a piece of my (slightly contraband...lol) jewellery later and see it the sig matches up.  :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 08:56:26 AM »
:D:D:D

Jane Charles is a contemporary Scottish glass artist. Her creations are all one-off pieces, although she may make pefume bottles in similar styles. She exhibits regularly at the Strathearn Gallery in Crieff, and at the Scottish Glass Society Exhibition. She make blanks for Julia Linstead who is an engraver.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2006, 11:32:44 AM »
glass box in a heart shape
presumably top quality crystal  :?:  Looks good for 70s VSL  :roll:
But try as I might I can't make the signature to be that  :cry:
so Van *********  :?:
See www.tiffany.com
a search on "van" or "val" + "crystal" brings up nothing but it's interesting to see what they are up to.  
Sadly designers + makers are mostly UN-credited.
 :cry: Heart+crystal brings ............... a cobalt or red glass heart paperweight
..........hmmm styling looks v similar  :roll:
OMG found it: Elsa Peretti - Bingo !
http://www.tiffany.com/uk/shopping/item.aspx?c_id=UK1&c_it=34G4&search_params=t+crystal+heart

Here she is photographed by Helmut Newton in 1975
http://images.virgilio.it/n_canali/foto/gallery/foto_dautore/m_p/130061/Helmut_Newton/41adef62310a5_big.jpg

and about her here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Peretti

More on her as a style icon + slideshow
http://www.style.com/beauty/icon/120804/

we still don't know thw maker though  :cry:
Damn ! I just saw Max's post  :evil:
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2006, 12:39:54 PM »
Peter said:
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we still don't know thw maker though  
Damn ! I just saw Max's post


Try and keep up, eh?  :P  :twisted:  :wink:
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