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Offline orangeglass

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Latest Monart purchase - today
« on: April 13, 2014, 04:32:22 PM »
I thought I'd pay a visit to a local antiques centre today - looked all round, nothing of interest- not even a bit of Vasart - until I reached the end. Oh dear, there it was calling out to me - what could I do - it had to come home with me. Bit of an expensive afternoon out, only could get £20 off the marked price. Still, what do you think  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Bit of a crack on the side, mainly internal though - it would have been a lot more in perfect condition!

Shape FA, just over 9" high - looks spectacular in the sun - photos don't do it justice!

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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 04:50:06 PM »
The sun has just come out so here are a couple of quick snaps - hope you like them,
Roberta


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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 04:50:34 PM »
I think that was well worth grabbing, even with some damage. (and with a reduction for the damage.)

It's a scarce and wonderful shape to find, it's lovely and bubbly (bubbly is also unusual) and the colours are just fabby, it's big, it's beautiful... and it's yours, all yours;D ;D ;D

Have you tried a UV torch on it yet, to see if it's got uranium in it?
The colourway looks similar to the bits in Perth that I adore.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 05:03:08 PM »
I was just looking at the cylinder vase and thought it was similar to that in some ways but nowhere near as blue. I must try to get to Perth this summer!
Now I need to re-arrange everything to give it pride of place, I'm still excited  ;D

Roberta


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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 05:11:32 PM »
All the photos of the cylinder vase are lousy. :'(
It's a three dimensional object, it's locked away behind thick bullet- and sue- and garym- and gary-proof glass. ::)
The aventurine in it is really a bronze colour. 8)

I need to know if your new beauty has uranium in it!!!!!!!  ;)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 05:19:48 PM »
Well spotted Sue it is the same colourway as the cylinder vase (shape SE) in the museum.
Real nice vase in a spectacular colourway you have there Roberta.
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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 05:47:30 PM »
This pic shows the cylinder in Perth slightly differently... but still a lousy pic.

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 07:29:43 PM »
I don't have a UV torch!!

The Perth cylinder looks a totally different colour in the last photo - I do find it fascinating with Monart how they change so much with the lighting.

Roberta


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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 07:46:36 PM »
That's why pics are no good. You need the real thing.
You've GOT the real thing, Roberta.  :P
So hopefully you might get some idea of what the ones in Perth do look like, despite the photos being so awful.
It was knowing what the Perth ones do look like that made me reckon you've got the same colourway here.
That makes the 3rd bit I've seen.

A 2-D image just can't capture 3-D.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 08:26:32 PM »
I might not have a UV torch but now it's dark I've  put the lamps on  - one behind the vase - it has now taken on  distinctly green glow - weird!

Roberta

 

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