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Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« on: December 09, 2017, 08:43:17 PM »
Hello all.
I purchased this piece today knowing it was Isle of Wight and thinking aurene but unsure looking online if this is the piece referred to as an elephants foot bowl/vase.
Also what would the date be and is this a Harris piece.
I was hoping that when I put my hands on it from the shelf it would be signed but itís isnt it only has a flame pontil mark.
Appreciation in advance.
FB

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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 08:50:33 PM »
Yes, definitely Aurene. I bought one for the museum a couple of weeks ago. This one here: http://iowstudioglass.wikidot.com/aurene. I am not sure when these elephant foot vases were made but probably early to mid-1970s.

Anton
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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 08:52:37 PM »
Just to add, the flame mark impressed in a blob of glass usually means an early date of manufacture, perhaps 1974 or 1975.
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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »
Hi Anton.
I was just using your website and that exact page before posting.Great resource and a great site to use.Appreciated by many.
So this will be Harris and quite early.
The pics donít capture the blue and the iridescence of the chloride streaks but itís a beautiful thing and Iím pleased to own it if only for awhile.
Your reply was most helpful
Thanks
FB


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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 08:58:31 PM »
Thatís great.Its got the flame impressed I was hoping for the Harris signature but you cant have everything.
Appreciated
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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 09:06:16 PM »
Michael Harris rarely signed his pieces, which make them more desirable to certain collectors. But the bowl speaks for itself, without the signature. Your bowl is a nice example, with strong colours. Elephant foot bowls are now getting harder to find.
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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 07:42:20 AM »
The flame mark was used on all ranges produced until around 1978 and likely even as late as 1980 on tortoiseshell items.

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Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 11:14:58 AM »
Thatís good info too John.
Appreciated
FB

 

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