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Offline mikebonne

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Please help Identify my Horse
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:17:01 PM »
Hello, I have acquired this good sized glass horse in a rearing position.  I have never seen a glass horse figure this tall and especially in such good detail.  The body of the horse is a frosted finish and the mane, tail and hooves are in clear coloured glass.  The main colour is amber/orange and it looks a little dirty coloured in places.

Measures 29cm tall and 22cm across.  I have the impression my grandparents must have stuck the horse to this black glass plinth but it looks ok and I am not 100% surer about that.  I would love to know some more about this piece,. I have searched the internet and seen 100s of examples of glass horses but only a few match this sort of clarity of its moulding?  (i am assuming its  moulded).

Thank you an one that can help

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 08:50:01 PM »
Can you post larger pics and more views please.

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 09:00:27 PM »
Hello Frank.

\I,m not very good at re-sizing pics.  Hopefully this one is bigger

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 10:32:55 PM »
It might be a piece of Liuligongfang or similar maybe?
It has similarities but the base is odd. So perhaps not.

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
It is unusual modeling and the mane treatment suggests Chinese to me. In which case probably not a lot of age.

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 11:12:35 PM »
Similar stylistically if not quality are imported to US by Dainte Inc. http://www.dainte.com/crystal-sculptures/

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 04:53:05 AM »
Hello, thanks for your comments and obviously it is not something very common as a) we would have found a similar example or b) you would have probably recognised it.  But,  I can assure you it will not be a piece of modern Chinese Glass as my Grandparents just would't  have bought something that wasn't worth buying as that was their nature.  They also had a habit of sticking bases on things I suppose as they purchased them for their own use and not as investments but  -we did find that a very nice vase with Iron framing on it that was bought from France and was a very famous make.

Thank you for your help.   regards.

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 01:46:17 PM »
Not all modern Chinese glass is worthless. It certainly looks like a Dainte Inc. horse and their animals have a Liuligongfang  look, neither of which are cheap. The base looks like a vintage glass base

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 09:18:04 PM »
No western maker would have made it in that style and Liuligongfang are 30 years in business. Their work is sought after, worth contacting them with a picture.

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Re: Please help Identify my Horse
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 04:35:19 PM »
Thank you all very much for your views.  I appreciate it.


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