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Author Topic: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian  (Read 203 times)

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Offline zedsi

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Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:49:36 PM »
I'm a newbie, and this second post is for a small dish which was sold to me as Italian, but I have my doubts about this ...

Any opinions gratefully received, many thanks!

Zoe


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Re: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 07:55:32 AM »
I should have added that the glass colour seems to me to be very similar to Moser glass, and the cutting is interesting - not unlike some of the pieces in Czech Glass Review 1957/11 13-17, although these appear to be mostly multi colours rather than a single one, and this item is more symmetrical, and simpler.  The bowl is small - about 10cm long and 7cm high, and the base is cut and polished with a concave centre (but sadly no maker's mark).

I'm intrigued about its provenance, and would be grateful for any other ideas.

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Re: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 04:41:29 PM »
It looks like it could be neodymium/alexandrite glass and I think you are right about moser or possibly another Czech glasshouse

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Re: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 06:57:48 PM »
To me the colour looks wrong for neodymium glass, but the only way to check that is to see if it changes colour when moved between incandescent and fluorescent light. It is a colour Zelezny Brod Sklo (ZBS) glass used. I would expect Moser to be marked

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Re: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 10:16:53 AM »
Thank you all for your thoughts.  It isn't neodymium glass - I have several pieces of ZBS neodymium and this is quite different.  My ZBS collection doesn't include the turquoise colour (yet!) but it could be a contender, although the base of this dish is both cut and polished and unlike any piece of ZBS I currently own, all of which have flat polished bases.  In my limited experience it seems a high quality piece, and the cutting is very well executed. A mystery!

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Re: Turquoise Dish sold as Italian
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 12:11:33 PM »
Hi Zoe

I would agree that it's definitely not Italian and would say def czech maybe 1960s.  I would agree that it's not a moser piece so you could rule that out but not all moser was signed it was just labelled.  Not much help but bit of input.

Chris

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