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Offline dishplay

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Pressed Glass Bowl on Unusual Pedestal - Origins?
« on: December 02, 2004, 11:04:12 PM »
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Impulse buy!  I just thought it was so bizarre that I had to have it.  I didn't think it would be all that hard to find information on it since it's so unique.  It's 8 inches tall and I can't find any marks.  I think it's English...well, I think, to be more/less precise, it's not American.  Any ideas?  thanks ~  :D


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004, 04:03:36 AM »
Unlikely to be British, as I have never seen anything similar, unless it was only made for export.

Bernard C.  8)
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2004, 12:37:29 AM »
Thanks for looking Bernard.  But dang, if it's not English and it's not American... :cry: I'm at a loss!  Someone suggested Czech, but I am not at all familiar with pressed glass of Czech origin.  This darn bowl thingy is haunting my dreams. :?


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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2004, 05:25:25 PM »
Is the bowl attached to the pedestal or are they separate. The pedestal looks like lampwork and as such could have been made separately and possibly later.


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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2004, 05:46:32 PM »
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Is the bowl attached to the pedestal or are they separate. The pedestal looks like lampwork and as such could have been made separately and possibly later.


The photo is a bit decieving, sorry, I should have pointed out that it looks like the base is sitting on three legs with open spaces between, but it's all solid glass about 1/4 inch thick with the handles and legs and feet about an inch thick.  It looks like a three part mold.  I've put it under UV, (just cuz) and it has a pale yellow/green reaction, I think indicates non-flint glass?  Looks like a daisy and button pattern with ribbing on the top rim and at the base of the bowl.  Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 02:31:45 AM »
I have to apologize again for not being clear in my last post.  When I said it's all solid glass I meant it is all one piece.   Here's another picture also with a better idea of the size of it.  And alas, it's cracked.  The first photos posted were from the auction listing on ebay, these photos are mine.  Even though it's cracked, I still want to know more about it.  

I've got word from a 30 year collector and appraiser of EAPG and she doesn't recognize it.  You would think something as unique as this piece wouldn't be so hard to pin down.  

I hope these photos help~ :oops:
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 01:56:27 AM »
Hello:

This piece is the base of a kerosene vase lamp made by Adams & Co. Pittsburgh, PA circa the mid 1880s. It is missing the font that rested on the top lip of the base. They designated it as their No. 95 Vase Lamp and indicated that it came in crystal (clear), blue, gold (amber), and green (likely their well know apple green).

Reference "Four Victorian Kerosene Lighting Catalogs - Volume 3 Historical Lighting Reprints" published by David Broughton, Sirlampsalot Publications.  http://www.sirlampsalot.com/

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006, 09:13:33 PM »
Sid - A MILLION THANK YOUS!  Almost 2 years I've had this mystery sitting on my shelf, so bizarre a piece of glass I bought it just so I could learn about it.  After many months of looking in all the wrong places, EAPG tableware patterns, old German or English pressed glass, for instance, I gave up.   And here it is, serendipitously bumped by Anne and Id'd within a week!  
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And Anne - A million more thank yous for dusting the corners and bringing my mystery back to light!


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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2006, 09:16:24 PM »
oops - Yes, Anne, no metal rings or knobs or anything.  All glass.  What a feat in mold design, huh?


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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006, 11:37:58 PM »
You're welcome... and I love a happy ending.... <sniff>  :wink:

 

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