Author Topic: Large pressed glass Art Deco bowl with demountable birds = Brockwitz Fortuna  (Read 4233 times)

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Offline barb800

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Hello Everyone,
Have just read this - how wonderful to see the bowl in a catalogue confirming that it is  Brockwitz. I was surprised to see it with the Lady flower frog centrepiece though,  and viewing the green one on Pamela's site there appears to be 2 different bowl sizes. I must admit the bird flower frog I have does seem too small for the bowl. Mine is the blue bowl that has been in pieces shown on Pamela's site - It was in perfect condition when Nige posted to me and despite wonderful packing it didn't make it to Australia in one piece - I couldn't bear to toss it out so I glued it back together!
Any thoughts that the bird flower frog may be for the smaller bowl and the lady flower frog for the large bowl?

With Thanks,
Barb.


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 :hiclp: Barb, very good eyes!  :girlcheer:

Your blue and my amber have got SEVEN hexagons between the birds, whereas Jim's green shows SIX only.
Sadly the buyer of it wasn't happy with his purchase  :cry:  :thud:  :grrr:

It is obvious that Brockwitz made a second smaller set with that column plus a fifth bird.

Here's the complete set (less plinth) as shown in Brockwitz Farbentafel , bowl and birds donated by Margaret and Roy:

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Hi Pamela,

Thank you  :rah:  I hadn't noticed that there were 7 in the large bowl and 6 in the small, and it gets better - do you think the birds that sit in the edge are 2 different sizes too? The birds I have are quite a bit bigger than the flower frog figure....
I love this set but I guess it means I am now on the look out for twice as much glass!!  :thud:

Thanks again Pamela for all your hard work and sharing your knowledge.

Best Regards,
Barb.


Offline RoynMargaret

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Hi all
If it helps, the large bowl we sent to Pamela's museum was approx 36cm diameter. We are sure the birds are original and could be measured (Pamela?)
We have changed our trading style and name to Decorative Collectables. Our prime glass activities may now be seen here:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Decorative-Collectables-UK?_rdc=1


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Hi Pamela, Roy and Margaret,

I've just had the ruler out on my set - large bowl approx 35cm dia , the birds sitting on the side - beak to tail approx 9cm and the bird on the flower frog approx 6cm.

Regards,

Barb.


 

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 :hi:
same as mine: approx 9 cms for the birds and 35 cms for the bowl, as illustrated in the catalogue.

checked Jim's photos again: the green birds sitting on the side look as small as the one in the center.

Jim's green bowl measured 10.5" only...

 :mrgreen: sad it's gone elsewhere and where it's not treasured  :-X 

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Hi Pamela,

Yes I agree, I've been looking at the photo as well. The bird on the flower frog is quite dainty really and would look wonderful with matching size ones around the bowl. Perhaps the buyer of the green may list the set for sale in the future - one to keep an eye out for!

Best Regards,
Barb.

 

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