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Offline Nancy128

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Hi everyone, found this pretty blue decanter this morning at a sale and was told that it's old and European.  (Whatever that means!!! )   But I thought is was pretty and am sending it off to you experts that might be able to identify it.  The neck is interesting you can tell that it was applied.  The base is flat.  

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Thanks a bunch.
Nancy


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 05:06:44 PM »
Hello Nancy,
  I thinkl you decanter is special! Something I would have purchased if the chance came. I wonder if its French? Baccarat? No signatutres?
Dan


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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 05:15:12 PM »
Dan, I haven't found any signatures.  The very elderly woman that was selling it said that she had had it for many many years.  When I asked about "where" she bought it she said she didn't remember.  She also had a HUGE bruise on her forehead, me thinks she might of had a fall and doesn't remember anything.  Who knows.  I just thought it was something special too.  Hope we can identify it!!!!

Nancy


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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006, 08:15:51 PM »
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The neck is interesting you can tell that it was applied.  


Great decanter - unable to say where it originates from but the shape is so specific that you stand a fair chance to find out.

The manufacturing technique is called "half post" - this is where a small bubble is blown which is then used to gather another portion of glass. This way you can make larger hollow vessels like bottles or decanters. The neck is not applied, but is part of the original bubble. The technique was used  in Scandinavia a lot -  especially Denmark.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006, 08:27:27 PM »
I have the same 'appied' look on a turn-of-the-century Holmegaard decanter of mine.

My first thought with this very nice decanter was that it was possibly Scandi.


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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2006, 09:20:51 PM »
Scandi was my first thought when I saw it, but I am not an expert in this area.  Isn't Holmgaard usually signed?
Nancy


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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 09:34:54 PM »
Like all usually signed items, usually. Which of course means sometimes not and if it is not a common item it can be hard to find a signed match. I used to collect Per Lutken and never saw one unsigned - perhaps they did not always do so and introduced signing at a certain point in time.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 09:50:13 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean to insinuate that this was by Holmegaard. I was just pointing out in response to Ivo's post an example of Danish glass that I knew of which had the same neck.

Quite a lot of Holmegaard wasn't signed, though. (most) tableware (decanters, glasses, etc...) and all the pressed glass I've seen. Then there's the later stuff like the Gulvase, Carnaby, Palet, etc...


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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2006, 07:22:35 AM »
:D :shock: :D

Thanks very much, Ivo, for the info. about these necks!

This kind of neck is sometimes found in Mdina, it has always, as far as I know, been described as a "dropped in neck", which I did not quite follow, but you have now made it clear! 8) :D  8)

Nancy - that iS quite some decanter - what a lovely find!
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2006, 07:29:05 AM »
This has several of the same features found on Aseda decanters particularly the neck, the rim and the pulled up bits. This is where I would start looking, Terry

 

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