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Offline catshome

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« on: August 29, 2006, 02:49:38 PM »
If anyone can tell me what this is I'd really appreciate it as I'd like more of the same...............

The bowl is shaped like an eye, 5.5" x 4.5" and only 1.5" high.  It doesn't look anything special until you hold it up to the light and then WOW!

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10086/normal_smallerDSCN0943.jpg

With light behind it :
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10086/smallerDSCN1222.jpg

The photo doesn't do it justice.  If I could make something like this I would have signed it for sure, but I can't find any mark at all.

Hope somebody knows...........

Cat


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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 02:54:19 PM »
Cat,

Is this slumped or blown?

As for the colouring, we did discuss this in a Murano topic. I'll just find the posting...
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 02:56:56 PM »
Here's the Nason link where the amber colouring becomes highly noticable when backlit:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3937.0.html
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 03:21:29 PM »
definitely blown..............broken off and almost polished smoth but not quite pontil.  will check out the other thread...........


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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 03:22:47 PM »
Might be better if I moved this topic over to the main Glass forum then.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 03:43:31 PM »
is it superlight?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 03:54:18 PM »
Hello Ivo - I wouldn't use that to describe it..................80g.........but not wafer thin..............I think I know what you mean by superlight.........sometimes you pick something up and it's almost weightless??  This feels more substantial but we're not talking Whitefriars kind of substantial!  Cat

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 04:12:38 PM »
ok that excludes the lampwork from Germany and Israel which can sometimes be found in this colours....
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2006, 10:16:32 AM »
Cheers, Sue (M)

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 10:19:38 AM »
ooooh...................Sue.................I think I'm in love...........those are spectacular!  Can you tell me any more about them?

 

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