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Connie

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« on: April 14, 2006, 10:09:30 PM »
I bought this very large (11.75 in) crystal (clear) vase.  It is mould blown with a rock crystal cutting - at least that is what I is the method of the design.

There is one area of the vase which has a small pebbled panel, that I believe is from a mould.  But the rest of the design looks cut but very shallow and highly polished.  The bottom has a recessed pontil mark which is polished.  The bottom around the pontil mark is heavily marked with age scratches.

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http://www.grayhorseglass.com/items/549979/item549979store.html#item

Separate photos

One side of the vase

Other side of the vase

Detail of flower

Pebbled area

Pattern on rim

Bottom

Any idea of the maker?  It is much more impressive in real life.


Connie

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 10:07:17 AM »
Bump -

No comments? Anyone?  Please throw me a crumb here  :lol:


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 10:28:58 AM »
Not English :? No more thoughts, sorry


Connie

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 10:43:47 AM »
I am thinking it might be early Libbey.  I am going to have to search the bottom again for a signature.

Libbey is one of a few companies that had the expertise to do this intricate cutting and polishing at least here in America.

Thank you, Christine and Simone.  Negative comments are just as helpful as attributions.  It helps to know who it is not  :D


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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 11:01:58 PM »
I was struck by the similarities in the cutting on Patrick's goblets and this vase.  Not the actual design but the intricacy of the cutting and finish.

Could this also be Stevens & Williams?


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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 11:22:12 PM »
Strangely Connie, that's what I thought too.  Mind you, it could be because I've spent a while looking for Patrick's goblet and I'm obsessing slightly!

Isn't this vase mould blown then cut?  Is that a possibility?  

Edit:  I simply can't tell from the photos (although they're good).  I thought at first some of the design was proud of the body of the vase.  Not sure now.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 11:30:06 PM »
Yes, Max it does appear to be mould blow first and then intricately cut over most of the surface of the vase.

It is a &itch to photograph because of the intricate design and the shape.  I can't get a shot through just 1 layer of glass so all the shots are both side superimposed on each other  :oops:


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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2006, 12:24:53 AM »
Cut a piece of paper to size and place inside the goblet to photograph it, try different colours for best effect.
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