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Author Topic: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine  (Read 876 times)

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Offline susan pask

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I am eager to learn something about a figurine that I have inherited from my mother.  She had a big collection of ordinary glass animal figurines which were all on display, but this one was always kept carefully in its original box and cotton wool, so I perceived it as something special.  It is to my untutored eyes incredibly delicate, the tallest figure being just over an inch high and the smaller exactly an inch, and exquisitely detailed.  Perhaps it is nothing out of the ordinary, to connoisseurs of glass figurines, but I would dearly like to know anything more about it that you could tell me.  Sadly the woman's ankle is snapped so that she no longer stands on the branch, and as for the flowers I am not sure they ever were attached to the branch or where they fit. It has the name R Shadbolt written in pencil on the box and I thought that may have been the maker, but have not found that name anywhere online.  Any information at all will be very much appreciated. An online auction site gave me the name Bimini/Lauscha but I don't know if that is at all accurate.

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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 03:49:46 PM »
Hello Susan, and welcome to the Glass Message Board.

What a wonderful piece.... albeit a little damaged.  I would ask AngelaBowey, the provider of this site, and email Chris Burley on this piece as both of them will be very interested, and may be able to give information to help you.

As you are a new member,  perhaps you won't mind if I alert then to this on your behalf?
Rosie.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 09:25:10 PM »
Rosie, thank you so much for taking an interest in this.  Yes, please do notify anyone who may be interested, I am totally new to the site and unfamiliar with the procedures - I will be absolutely delighted if anyone has anything to tell me about the piece.  Thanks again!

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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 10:26:24 PM »
I have messages Angela and Chris,  but they may be on holiday... others will see your question and may well answer,  so be patient Susan,  sometimes it can take a while to get an answer,  other times it is all over in a few days,  so lets hope someone replies soon. :)
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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 11:03:00 PM »
Hi Susan,
Welcome to the Glass Message Board. I wish I could give you a positive identification of those lovely figurines. All I can tell you is that they are too detailed for Bimini, and I don't recognise them as Komaromy. They are most likely to be Lauscha.
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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
Hello Susan.  What an interesting piece!  My father, Istvan Komaromy had a great interest in Pan and greek mythology - many of his pieces reflect this and I have pre-war photos of a number of Pans, to which this is very similar.  The nude is more elementary than the majority of his work but perhaps that was due to the size. I have recently been bequeathed a one inch fairy pulling a ball, very sweet and quite beautiful, made by my father many years ago so I know he did make 'miniatures'.  I am not saying that I can verify it as 100% his work as the base is unusual - but again I have photographic examples of similar pre-war designs.  However I suggest that unless there's good evidence to the contrary. it most likely is his work.
 I should love to see it as "the feel" of his work and the specific glass sometimes clinches ownership.  Do let me know if you're anywhere near Surrey and/or if you ever want to part with it!
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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 11:31:54 AM »
Susan - I should add that I don't think the flowers were made by him.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 01:30:24 PM »
Hello Chris, Hello Angela,
Thank you so much for looking so closely in my piece.  This is very exciting, I'm delighted to hear that it is a bit special and interesting, it always felt so to me.  Chris, I am in France, but would be delighted to send the piece to you for inspection. Unfortunately things being what they are these days I am obliged to sell it, but in the meantime anything you could tell me about it would be of immense interest. This is turning out to be a double edged sword because the more I look at it and learn about it the less I want to sell it, but I have to.  One interesting thing: on the outside of the box, in the same writing (not that of my father or mother) is written 'Fairy on waterlily, also fairy with ball, 1 swan'. As regards the flowers there is no obvious place for them to attach to the branch, so I think perhaps they were just in the same box. Anyway please let me know where and I will post it to you in the original box so you can see and handle it. 

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Re: Looking for help in identifying a Bimini/Lauscha ? figurine
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 11:39:55 PM »
Oh Susan,  I am nearly as excited as you about this...  I just seem to have an instinct about these pieces... I do hope we will hear more after you have sent it to Chris for her to see. 

If you are not used to packing glass and need advice on these delicate pieces,  I will happily help, as there are some definite 'do's' and 'don'ts'.

Feel free to PM me on the envelope to the left of this link and I will reply immediately. This is too delicate and precious a piece to take risks with and I know Chris will take great care with it.
Rosie.

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