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Offline Lustrousstone

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Small art glass vase Isle of Wight?
« on: June 18, 2006, 07:53:03 PM »
Don't even know where to start with this one. It's beautifully made with a textured but fire-polished finish. The large swirls are on top of the uneven snakeskin effect. The base acts just like a concave lens and is highly polished as well. It's quite heavy for its size 7 cm tall by 9.5 cm wide. BUT it's unmarked. Click to enlarge
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Small art glass vase Isle of Wight?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 07:39:07 AM »
Strange, I could not post a reply there for a moment as it kept directing me towards the homepage.  :cry:

A similar item appears on the picture at the bottom of this page. Same pontil too.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,5905.0.html

Apologies for the poor image, I don't have this item in stock no more.  :(

I'm guessing either Caithness or Maltese for that one but I'm still not sure.  :roll:


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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 08:29:33 AM »


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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 08:40:02 AM »
:D:D:D

The Mdina vase shown by Tiger is not like the vase in question, although the colours are similar. Whatever it is, I think it's newer than the areas I'm familiar with in Maltese glass. It might be Isle of Wight, as I know they did a swirly ribbony pattern like this pink bit, also on a surface decorated finish - a design I believe to be called "Topaz".

The shape of this vase is more IoWSG than Mdina.

However, I know of a contemporary glassmaker, Steven Foster, who uses a "snakeskin" effect, similar to this. There may be many more.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 11:59:45 AM »
Thanks both for your replies. I did manage to find a couple of IoWSG of similar shapes and tops but...


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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 07:44:43 AM »
:D:D:D

Try sending a query and a picture to IoWSG.
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http://www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk/
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 11:36:56 AM »
Thanks Sue, I will


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Re: Small art glass vase Isle of Wight?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2010, 07:13:43 PM »
Ron Wheeler of Artius Glass told me he thought it was probably an Isle of Wight Amethyst Gemstone trial (and later bought it off me)


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Re: Small art glass vase Isle of Wight?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 10:26:30 PM »
Hi Christine,

Although the shape is different, the pattern did remind slightly of the following Mdina vase, I saw a while back:

http://www.burgh-le-marshfurnishings.co.uk/Mdina%20dark%20purple%20globe%20vase%20circa%201980.JPG

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Greg


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Re: Small art glass vase Isle of Wight?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 11:01:25 PM »
Hi Christine

Definitely IOWSG Gemstone Amethyst variant, here's my paperweight.  Pity Ron got to it before I did  :mrgreen:, it's my favourite range. I'm always on the lookout for more!

http://picasaweb.google.com/guinearescue/SuzySGlass#5432485254371222674

Suzy xxx

PS. I know Burgh-le-marsh listed the pot as Mdina, but it looks more Phoenician Glass to me.

 

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