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Author Topic: Here's a few samples of a style I have, but don't know how to attribute.  (Read 368 times)

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Offline BobKegeles

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I have several pieces of this specific flower style.

The flowers are made up of what I call "splotches" of glass, instead of a solid petal.

I'm showing a yellow one, and a pink one, but I have them in multiple sizes and colors,but all have the "splotch petal" construction.

Would you suggest midcentury Murano, midcentury Chinese, Bohemian, maybe even (gasp) American?

As always, I appreciate any feedback.
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Re: Here's a few samples of a style I have, but don't know how to attribute.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 10:59:26 PM »
One name for this style is "icepick flowers" because an icepick type tool is pushed down through the frit color patches. 
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Re: Here's a few samples of a style I have, but don't know how to attribute.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 11:22:59 PM »
I'd say more times than not this style would be American.  The yellow one looks more Indian.

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Re: Here's a few samples of a style I have, but don't know how to attribute.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 01:57:49 AM »
The yellow one is not Indian.  Most likely it is American, possibly made by Gentile Glass in Star City, West Virginia.
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Re: Here's a few samples of a style I have, but don't know how to attribute.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 11:19:17 AM »
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I understand why one might think Indian (see image below of an Indian paperweight), but in my experience they always have 3 'spatter' flowers in their design.  The colours vary a lot - I have one with bits of aventurine even.

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