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Offline arthurlee

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« on: June 11, 2006, 05:11:12 PM »
Hi

I'm new here so please be gentle with me! Many years ago, I broke my mother's vase that I had bought her when I was quite young. It's of sentimental value to her and I have been looking for years for a similar vase. I've attached an image here :

(http://i6.tinypic.com/144d9w5.jpg)  - The vase is 7 inches from top to bottom

As you can see, it's only the base of the stem that's broken. Do any of you fine people know if it can be repaired (maybe by replacing the existing base with the base of a wine glass) and, more importantly does anyone know the style, name or make of the vase and where I might obtain one? I live in England.

Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 09:58:50 PM »
Hi Arthur, and welcome to the GMB.

There are a few places around that can repair glass, although it looks as though there is a substantial amount of glass missing that might require the whole base being replaced - but I'm no expert so can only surmise! :roll:

I know of one place in Stourbridge: Redhouse Crafts 01384 399460, but have no experience with them.

But perhaps someone else can suggest glass repairers closer to Arthur in the [edit] north-east?
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 02:38:47 AM »
Someone in the north-east might be more useful David. Arthur is over t'other side of the country. ;)


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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 05:11:29 AM »
These pretty vases do appear on Ebay from time to time Arthur.  If I were you, I'd do a Search now and then for 'Moser Enamelled' in the Bohemian/Czech section.  These vases aren't Moser, but a lot of people seem to think they are! lol

I think it's actually Italian, so you could try Searching for 'Enamelled' under the Italian/Venetian section on Ebay too.

Hey...you sound like a great son by the way!   :D  :D

Here's a link to find the sections you need:

http://pottery.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQcatZ870QQexpandZ1
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 08:08:44 AM »
Anne: sorry, this is me - I get left/right and east/west confused sometimes. :roll:

Max: yes, my first thought was Venetian. I used to have a vase with very similar decoration so I'll see if I've still got an image.

Arthur: I posted a replacement image to you, but probably didn't explain myself properly: the one currently posted is just too large and it takes time for people with dial-up modems to view it properly. Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 08:14:01 AM »
If it is only the foot that is broken, this could be replaced by a completely new one with relative ease, though it might needed to be glued on rather than fused. That would not cost a great deal and would allow you to retain the emotional value by keeping the original piece. It might be harder to replace the missing pieces but this could be done by glueing and stapling. A common way of repairing glasses for use i the past. The stapled repair is these days an interesting curiosity and conversation item.

Read this thread for an example and the 'how to' from 1899. Any competent handyman could easily follow these instructions today.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,5386.msg44878.html#msg44878
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 08:34:57 AM »
Managed to find it... :)

:shock: click to zoom :shock:
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10058/thumb_bluevase.jpg)

The label reads Alfa & Omega, Crystal T. Murano, Italy, with the rather amusing comment: "The little defects are caused by the esclusively handwork" (sic)
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 07:36:30 AM »
Arthur, I spotted this one on Ebay...it's in green, but very similar in design.  I thought you might like to see it.   :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 07:41:01 AM »
Well found Max!

I've shortened the URL as the other wasn't working for me:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130001536868
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2006, 03:10:24 PM »
Quote from: "Max"
Arthur, I spotted this one on Ebay...it's in green, but very similar in design.  I thought you might like to see it.   :)

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Thanks Max. It's almost identical (apart from the colour) and. as it's not expensive, I may buy it for my Mum but keep on looking for a blue vase.

Thanks again.  :)
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