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Offline RoynMargaret

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Having decided once before to sell her collection of Victorian and Art Deco glass in favour of the more voluptuous and exotic creations from Murano & elsewhere, every now and again Margaret reverts to type - and buys something very Deco. Then she says "see what you can find out about it."

Well, so far I can say positively it <b>is</b> glass and it is brown/amber and  would agree it probably is Deco and 1930s. Apart from that, I have chased all over the Internet and come up with ... zilch.

It is a very heavy 14-in diameter bowl with four moulded demountable acid-etched/frosted birds. No marks. Any ideas as to maker and date please?

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/CornucopiaA_C/Glass/Birds.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/CornucopiaA_C/Glass/Birdside.jpg)
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 11:35:24 AM »
Brockwitz 'Fortuna', shown iin the 1941 catalogue and also here on Pressglas-korrespondenz: http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/aktuelles/pdf/pk-2005-1w-betteridge-brockwitz-schale-seeloewen.pdf

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 01:07:26 PM »
Amazing. Margaret will be so pleased. Thank you very much.

Any opinions on value please?
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 03:37:50 PM »
Pamela has a picture of the Brockwitz Fortuna bowl with three little feet on her wonderful Pressed Glass Pavilion website, but hers does not have the birds: http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/schalen/01126.html

Roy, Can I ask please, how do the birds fit onto the bowl? Do they just sit on the rim or is there a way of stopping them falling off?


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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 04:31:00 PM »
Pegs in holes, you can see one of the pegs in the above pic. Shows better in the sea-lions one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006, 04:36:12 PM »
Ah yes, now you point them out I can see the pegs just sticking out. Thanks Frank. :)  I just rechecked and Pamela's bowl doesn't have holes for pegs, so presumably some bowls were meant to have birds and others weren't.


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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006, 06:40:38 PM »
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/schalen/01164.html

and some were meant to have dolphins... we do not know particularly, that these are Brockwitz - but I do think so  :shock:  8)
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2006, 02:22:46 AM »
Fascinating, thank you Pamela. If I see a bowl with holes in I shall now know what they are meant for.  8)


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 :chky:  :rah:

Many moons ago, Margaret and Roy were kind enough to donate this lovely amber bowl with birds to my museum -
here is finally the proof of it being made by Brockwitz!

Also Barbara in Australia was kind enough to let me have photos of her blue set here:

http://pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/09283.html

And here are images of the green centerpiece, courtesy of Jim and Jacky:

http://pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/09637.html

Thank you all so much again  :kissy:

More pages to follow soon on www.glas-musterbuch.de

 :smg:  :sm:
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Lovely to see the other colours. It does appear to be an accident-prone set: The blue bowl has been in pieces and the green birds are reglued. Our amber birds were without some wings or tails.

We never knew about the centrepiece column/flower frog
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