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Author Topic: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.  (Read 428 times)

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Offline Scott13

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Hi,
Any thoughts?

It could be lead/crystal glass. If tapped it emits a Ď ping Ď.

Its inside has a bit of water staining.

Some base wear - not that much though.

Pontil mark ( concave ) has been polished.

Its outside surface feels very slightly rough.

Ht 21cm ( just over 8Ē )
Wt about 500gm

Any help in identifying it appreciated - Iíve arrived at a dead end !
Thanks for looking  :)

Scott

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Re: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 05:45:20 AM »

Hi,
Do you think it might be Royal Doulton - just a wild guess, but it does have the colour indigo,
which RD appear to have sometimes used.
Iím also pretty sure the glass is crystal.
Donít know whether RD pieces have polished pontil marks though- Iíve been unable to find much
info on their Ď Art Glass Ď range - a few examples on Ďimages Ď online, but thatís about it.

Scott

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Re: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 06:18:09 AM »
Royal Doulton is just a brand as far as glass is concerned, so actual origin could be anywhere. I doubt that surface finished glass is crystal, as there is no need for the sparkle that lead crystal or even lead-free crystal imparts. Victorian glass is often lead crystal whatever it is because that is just what they used, but this looks fairly modern

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Re: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 08:24:03 AM »
Hi Christine,
Thanks for your reply - I take your point re surface decoration and lead crystal.
Considering its condition Iíd say itís modern.
Do you know if coloured art glass is still being sold under the RD brand name, or is it just tableware,
crystal etc now ?
Not saying this is RD, just being curious  :)

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Re: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 04:37:37 PM »
Looks like just cut glass according to the website

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Re: Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 06:21:41 AM »

Hi,
Thought Iíd post a pic of its surface.
Under magnification ( 10x )  ::) you can also see lots of small bubbles (seeds) and impurities.
Thanks for looking  :)

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