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Offline Anne E.B.

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2006, 09:26:18 PM »
Adam - fantastic finds!   :P

Do you know if Magnor marked all their glass?  I had a piece quite some time ago which I was led to believe was Magnor -  a lovely deep red bowl with thick polished rounded edge, but it wasn't marked.  I'm never sure whether these pieces are Scandinavian or Murano.  Similar type bowls crop up on ebay but are often described as being Murano.  I'd forgotten about Magnor, so thanks for the wakeup call :P
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2006, 09:36:10 PM »
Thanks everyone

Elsa Peretti seems likely for the box - which is crystal as Peter says although quite plain - it's a trinket box

Peter - when I was in Milan in April I went to see the Helmut Newton exhibition and stopped at that exact photograph  :roll:

Jane Charles comes up on web as working from Newcastle these days – I wonder if there if there is more than one Jane Charles, some sites show highly sculptural items, while others show ranges of hand made glass

Hi Anne, I don't know that much about Magnor, I think my piece is 1970s but they are still going strong, I think they have always been situated near the Swedish border in Norway, last piece I had was marked but I don't know the complete history ref this                      

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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2006, 07:42:48 AM »
Just for interest's sake I thought I should mention that I have visited Magnor Glasverk. It is a just "stone's throw" from Eda Glasbruks. The Swedish - Norwegian border lies between them. Magnor is very close to the border - it's open to visitors and has an interesting little glass musuem with a few old moulds on show.

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2006, 08:30:33 PM »
Thanks Glen

It looks idyllic from some pictures I have seen.

I was wanting to ask you about a pressed glass shoe I posted a week ago (as an example), it was bought along with above items for £2.00.

You may already have seen the post - but I will repeat here .......

Pressed glass shoe in amberina - very well made with no nasty mould lines, also had a lot of built up dirt when found and shows some age wear.

I think it is a match holder with the strike pad on the bottom or sole of the shoe (pic 2)
5.25" long, 2.5" tall - opening is 3"long x 1"wide x 1.2"deep





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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2006, 09:03:56 PM »
I know that Fenton (and L G Wright for Fenton) have made Daisy Button shoes in "amberina" but I don't know the item(s) well enough to say if they are similar to yours (although they do look alike, but the photos I have in the L G Wright book are small).

Sorry I can't be any more help. Maybe Connie can.

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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2006, 09:26:01 PM »
Thanks Glen
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2006, 08:13:36 AM »
:D:D:D

There's only one Jane Charles as far as I know. She is a very highly rated artist. She does do sculptural work as well as perfume bottles and the coloured blanks for Julia Linstead.
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2006, 08:33:21 AM »
Adam P -

I will need a picture of the front of the shoe.  I need to see the detail of the toe and middle section of the toe as it goes to the lip.  A picture of the bottom would help also.  There were several makers of these shoes and they can be hard to differentiate.

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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2006, 11:38:06 PM »
Hi Connie

Here are some more pictures of shoe

Front view 1


Front view 2


Sole of shoe


Top view


Side view


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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2006, 12:37:52 AM »
Thank you for those excellent pictures, Adam P.

I can see that it isn't Fenton, Duncan, or Bryce.

I found where Boyd was/is making shoes in this pattern with the bow.

http://www.rubylane.com/shops/five4us/item/8075



But I also found this one which states Kanawha with label.  This is new to me.  I didn't know that Kanawha ever made slippers/shoes  :?

http://www.trocadero.com/goldenzone/items/491897/item491897store.html#item

Boyd's may have bought the mould from Kanawha when they closed.

 

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