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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2006, 05:21:35 PM »
I'm in the SWMBO camp - again :lol:


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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2006, 06:25:50 PM »
Awwwwwww gee tanks Paul, and you is purty neat too!   :lol:

I am so glad you like the little Mr Blobby..... (if you ask Paul nicely, he might let you all see a little pic, I didn't get to take a picture before I left for the auction - then you can see just HOW blobby he is!   And why I believe he must be male....)

I think we both got some nice glass!  I got a load of Victorian opalescent/vaseline vases - fair bit of damage but not expensive so should be ok, a load of lovely carnival glass (I had to fight a bit for that, so it wasn;t cheap)  and a batch of art vases, including two signed ones by Norman Stuart Clarke, that I really do love.  And a few bits of ceramics too.  And some cigarette cards...20 lots in total!!! A good day's haul.

(Off Topic:  there was a box of football programmes, all stuck together with sellotape, grubby as anything, with staples missing. Terrible condition.  But
 they dated from the 1930s and 40s, and went for £4,500.......)

These boys and their toys.  Who'd want to pay that for some scaggy footy programmes?



I am not sure what you got Paul, I was too busy trying to keep up with my next lot.


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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2006, 06:27:42 PM »
Oh !  I missed that you had already posted a pic!  I didn;t see the thread went onto page 2...

So you can see why it is MR Blobby now can't you  :twisted:


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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2006, 06:29:34 PM »
Paul, have you found out roughly when it was made? Was it an early piece?

and excuse my ignorance, what is SWMBO?


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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006, 06:37:17 PM »
SWMBO is She who must be obeyed also known as Joyce.

I'm hoping Adam A will be able to help on production time but I would guess at late 1970's early 80's.

I bought the 2 large Strombergshytten sommerso vases, the big Mdina axe or fish vase, the lot of Scandi glass that included a Vicke Lindstrand fish, and a large Hadeland Atlantic vase plus 8 other pieces, and finally 4 Murano pieces, so all in all a jolly good day.
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2006, 07:45:50 PM »
Quote from: "chuggy"
I'm hoping Adam A will be able to help on production time but I would guess at late 1970's early 80's.


http://www.caa.org.uk/cvs/solven_pauline.htm
http://www.cowdygallery.co.uk/index2.htm


Pauline Solven and her husband Harry (Cowdy) run Cowdy Gallery and for more details about this piece it would be best to contact them directly.

I would guess that this is is a very early piece and likely to be very rare.

Since Pauline was one of the first people to graduate from the RCA after Sam Herman started teaching there, I would consider this a very collectable piece as it probably represents an important date-line in the development of British Studio Glass.

It is possible that its historical value is far in excess of its financial value.
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2006, 08:44:30 PM »
Quote from: "chuggy"
SWMBO is She who must be obeyed also known as Joyce.


choking on my laughter Would you believe I thought it was a very important Glass publication or something?  

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I bought the 2 large Strombergshytten sommerso vases, the big Mdina axe or fish vase, the lot of Scandi glass that included a Vicke Lindstrand fish, and a large Hadeland Atlantic vase plus 8 other pieces, and finally 4 Murano pieces, so all in all a jolly good day.
Paul


Yup, we both did nicely thank you!

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Since Pauline was one of the first people to graduate from the RCA after Sam Herman started teaching there, I would consider this a very collectable piece as it probably represents an important date-line in the development of British Studio Glass.

It is possible that its historical value is far in excess of its financial value


Well, I do hope that it turns out to be astronomical for Paul's sake!  

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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2006, 08:24:03 AM »
:D :D :D

I was reading this with growing dismay, as I thought I was going to want the piece desperately, but I don't like it at all, thankfully!

I do have a beautiful amethyst pot vase, with 4 bubble features around it in the shape of the yin-yang symbol, coloured with silver oxides, to give irridesence in them. It is signed Pauline Solven, RCA '67. It is really beautiful. I think this is of historical significance myself, and shows considerable skill.
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There is a picture of her doing this in the book. :shock:
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2006, 08:31:01 AM »
Hi Sue, I'd forgotten about this book and you're right: several excellent pictures of her. Plenty of admiration for someone who can work glass single-handedly :shock:  :P
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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2006, 08:31:53 AM »
I've had another lok at this and it's an abstract portrayal of someome sitting on seat isn't it?
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