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Author Topic: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design  (Read 314 times)

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Offline madamefatima

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Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:08:47 PM »
Hello forum!

All I know about this vase is that it was an antique when my grandmother bought it.  There is no identification on the piece so hopefully someone here can help me identify it!  :)


Thanks!

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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 11:13:17 PM »
That's a very beautiful epergne :)
and welcome to the board.
I'm not really sure if you will definitely get an id of maker on it, but you might be lucky.  They can be very hard to identify unless someone recognises the shape of the baskets or has a pattern.  I think they were made by many makers :) 
Hopefully someone will come along who can help more.
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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 11:00:40 AM »
Welcome to the board. It's late 19th C. My gut feeling from the rigaree and rim crimping on the baskets is Bohemian rather than English. Or, if English, one of those manufacturers about which we know little. Sorry but you are unlikely to find a manufacturer but you are lucky to have a complete one.

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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 11:11:40 AM »
It is very hard to judge from a photo and you really need to handle these to be sure but there is a possibility that it was made recently. One maker is Horncastle Glass: http://www.horncastleglass.co.uk/antique-style-cranberry-glass/

If the metalwork shows no signs of corrosion and the glass is flawless with no bubbles or impurities then it may well be modern rather than Victorian.

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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 11:23:40 AM »
Less likely in Canada but I have seen these basket shapes and bases on old ones - or often just the bits

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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 11:25:08 AM »
It is hard to tell, but I was judging by the metal holder which appears to be very similar to one I had on my antique uranium opalescent epergne and also the cement used to put the glass in looks to be the same as mine was.
Also each of the baskets appeared to me to have a raspberry prunt on the bottom of them, so I thought English, though I could be mistaken and they might not be raspberries?  in which case I would say I thought English if not.
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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 12:04:14 PM »
Less likely in Canada

Maybe, in terms of the numbers made the modern examples will be thinner on the ground. I occasionally see Horncastle's output for sale at antique fairs and the easiest way to spot them is the pristine metalwork and glass and the fact that they are generally complete and undamaged. I know there is an example in Burmese glass in Malaysia as I shipped it there...


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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 12:08:06 PM »
Me too and on ebay. They are nicely made though.

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Re: Mystery Pink Vase - Very Elaborate and Delicate Design
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 12:11:41 PM »
Absolutely, complex to make too I guess.

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