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Signature Help, Please
« on: February 10, 2018, 05:37:24 PM »
I'm struggling with this one.  ???
When I first bought it, I thought is was Shaks, but that was then  :P .
Can anyone help, please?
Maybe someone recognises the artists work.
It's only a small piece. 80mm high & an opening diameter of 90mm.
TIA,
Della
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 11:51:17 PM »
reads as 'Shaks' 'Icy' 'La'
and does look like Will's work to me especially the shape (but not sure about the trailed rim (have found a lip wrapped item now), or indeed the shape of the foot - his feet are normally straight up and very beautifully formed (not that yours isn't beautifully formed but his are particularly so).
I'll have a search and see if I can find similar.

re the rim - apparently this jug was made by Will c.1997
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/208098-frosted-glass-hand-blown-jug-will-shaks

Perhaps it is an LA studio piece though?

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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 12:06:48 AM »
When I first bought it I thought of Will, but over the years I've had a few of his pieces and the 'K' , though sometimes confused with an 'R', is normally noticeable.
I've tried a search for LA, but Ive had no luck  :-\
I really appreciate you looking, M, as you seem to me to be awfully good with whichever search engine you use.  :-*
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 12:14:27 AM »
actually is it signed on the base?  American makers tend to sign on the side rather than the base iirc (could be wrong and probably not ALL of them, but that is what I recall).

maybe part of Will's Firework range is what I was thinking but perhaps it isn't his at all.
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 12:18:01 AM »
the feet on his goblets here look a bit similar
https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB719GB719&biw=1366&bih=662&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Bot_WryNNKTegAb11K-oBw&q=will+shakspeare+signature+glass&oq=will+shakspeare+signature+glass&gs_l=psy-ab.3...221.221.0.858.1.1.0.0.0.0.160.160.0j1.1.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.nGDjPAt0Twg#imgrc=LcfyOc2-_xfsVM:

he is quite approachable and very lovely and perhaps if you email and ask him he might say whether or not it is one of his.
The lip wrap is actually putting me off as is the foot but having found two similar then maybe not.
He does make some unusual one off pieces.  I have one of my most treasured pieces from him that appears as a dichroic bowl because of the way it is made.  It is absolutely impeccably made and I truly love it and treasure it.
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 12:23:03 AM »
oh and he trailed the rim on some of the Syrian range here
https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,17742.msg110045.html#msg110045

but I see what you mean about the sig not being like any of the others I've found so far.
It could be someone else in the studio signed it but it's a bit too different to the others I've seen so far.
my bowl is labelled but not signed and I can't get to my other pieces right now to check (I've just checked the one easily available and it is signed in caps as the others I've found online... mmm, signature on yours doesn't look right then)
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 12:32:42 AM »
Thanks, M  ;D
The first link you posted, my tablet won't open, just a blank page. Will look on my laptop in the morning.
Yes, it is signed underneath.
I will look futher into your link and design names and then email him on Monday.
Huge thanks, M, I will keep you posted.
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 12:36:19 AM »
oops sorry Della, the water goblets are pictured here
http://www.arranartgallery.com/about-us/gift-vouchers

is the base of the foot beautifully flat with a round indented pontil mark and scar btw?

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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 12:40:54 AM »
It's not your fault my very old tablet is sensetive, M.  :D
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Re: Signature Help, Please
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 03:18:32 AM »
This piece is made by Gerry Reilly of the Melting Pot Glass Studio in Margaret River, Western Australia (just south of Perth). The three lines of writing say G. Reilly, then probably a date year, then WA.

The two bowls in the attached image are a somewhat different shape, but show the design in your colourway and in yellow. There are a another couple of items in yellow from the same series shown on the Board here:
https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,48919.msg275776.html#msg275776

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