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Author Topic: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?  (Read 1446 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 02:22:02 PM »
It's always lovely to meet other glassaddicts!
How will I know you? Ron Wheeler can always point folk to me.
I'm pretty sure I'm in the "Rogue's Gallery" of folk here.
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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 10:36:51 PM »
We could meet at Ron's or Tim's stand. I am bringing my IOW-branded canvas bag. See that and you know it's me!
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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 11:26:46 PM »
 8)
I'm sure I'll find you.  :)
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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 09:30:02 AM »
May well see you - I'll be the one clutching the IOW vase with an apprehensive expression on my face.

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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2014, 06:43:22 PM »
And the good news is... (for me, anyway) according to both Ron Wheeler and Timothy Harris, who kindly proffered their opinions upon close inspection of this vase, it's all as it should be! As far as I understand, the reason the top rim is polished is because this particular square shape was blown into a mould, and when the vase is removed from the mould in its cooled down state it leaves a rough top and bottom. As the vase is no longer hot at this stage the top cannot be re-heated to smooth it, so it's 'cold worked' (polished) to finish, as is the bottom - which is usual on many blown vases anyway. The size of it (and the signature) are all correct. Mr Wheeler has never seen one numbered higher than 275 (of 500). These vases were intended for export to the USA but the intended 500 were not ultimately required.

I must also say that I originally purchased this vase on ebay from sarahatherton64 who was - if there turned out to be anything wrong with the vase at all - quite happy to refund me. She was only interested in me being 100% satisfied with my purchase and never made me feel uncomfortable about questioning the possibility of any issues with this vase after I'd purchased it from her. So I can certainly recommend her as a ebay seller.

My grateful thanks to Ron Wheeler, Timothy Harris and Sarah Atherton!

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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2014, 02:44:30 PM »
 ;D

I do like a happy ending.
How kind of you to mention the seller, and her honesty and decency too. :)

Sorry to have missed you.
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Re: Signed Michael Harris Landscape vase 6.500?
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2014, 05:37:21 PM »
I didn't get to the Glass fair until quite late - M1 was a bit of a bunfight! Spoke to Ron Wheeler for quite a while.

 

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