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Offline horochar

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Does anyone know who made this satin glass box?  I'm assuming pre-1980s U.S., but beyond that I can't find any references to the piece.  Could it be Tiffin or Fenton?
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 04:07:43 PM »
This is a Barolac pattern (Inwald, Czechoslovakia). I have seen these boxes with the moulded mark and also own a small opalescent pin tray with a variant of the design. I don't know the date of introduction, 1930's or early post war - neither I, nor as far as I know, Siegmar Geiselberger have been able to find a catalogue reference for this pattern. Perhaps Marcus will be able to add more.

An opal example is shown on the great glass website here:
http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib8b.htm#B
My opal pin tray here:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2442

Steven


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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 04:34:29 PM »
The original name for this pattern was "Spring". I do, in fact, have a catalogue that shows it (John Jenkins "Barolac" catalogue). I also have a copy of the original blueprint drawings for the item.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 05:02:27 PM »
Glen, thanks for your input, may I ask the date of the catalogue & also if there is any chance of sharing the blueprint images, they sound fascinating.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006, 05:18:50 PM »
Steven - unfortunately the catalogue is not dated  :cry:

As for the Blueprints - we have every intention of showing them all just as soon as we possibly can - and also all our Barolac information. We are just waiting for (hopefully) a little more information to fill in the whole picture. They are amazing, and very lovely.

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