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Offline robbo

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« on: July 20, 2006, 06:28:45 PM »
I picked up this little bottle this morning:

Whole Thing
Base

It's square sectioned, polished pontil. The stopper is a flat shape. Both the stopper and base have a number "4" painted on them, presumably so they could be matched together later. Approx. height, with stopper, 16cm.

I'd be grateful for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 06:59:43 PM »
Its really pretty. Might be a long shot, but I know Laura Ashley do a range of handpainted glass.... :P
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 07:42:43 PM »
My Laura Ashley vase doesn't have a pontil but it could still be Laura Ashley.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2619

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 09:01:26 PM »
Could it be Sea glasbruk?

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 01:30:21 PM »
Thanks everybody!  
I've looked at Sea's website. Their current decorated things seem to be more abstract looking? If it was Sea, would the stopper be better ground, with a bevel? This seems done in quite a rudimentary way? Here's a better picture:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2637
It's ground flat on the end, but there's no ground bevel; it's just been left.

The Laura Ashley ones all seem to be more minimally decorated. The other thing is I don't think it's very recent - it's difficult to judge, I know, but it was very grimy (that sticky gundgy kind) and on the base there are four small patches which look to have worn flat from standing.

Here's a better pic of the decoration:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2636

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006, 05:35:47 PM »
Austria is another possibility....

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 08:53:27 AM »
Thanks Ivo - another area for me to look into.

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 09:34:50 AM »
Is the enamel fired on? If so it cannot be scratched easily. It is also possible that this was painted privately or by a decoraor rather than glassworks.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006, 10:08:00 AM »
I've seen this before but I can't remember where. The thing that sticks in my mind is the quality of the enameling, which is much better than the average and generally that suggests fewer quantities than Laura Ashley. I think it is about 1985 and almost certainly Scandinavian.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006, 11:47:49 AM »
Thanks, Frank and Adam.

The enamel won't scratch so I think it must be fired on.

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