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Author Topic: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc  (Read 500 times)

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Offline fatbelly

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Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« on: June 03, 2023, 09:43:34 AM »
Hi Board.
I have this recent purchase which obviously is Isle of Wight pink and blue swirl but how can you tell an original version from the attempts to reintroduce the colour way.
And was this a short run because it was unpopular or was it a difficult colour way to produce.
The base is flame marked and slightly pushed up as you would expect.Bubbles etc.Wear to the contact edge.
If anyone with more knowledge knows it would be appreciated.
Thanks


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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2023, 12:47:45 PM »
With the flame prunt it would be original and date to 1974-1976.Pink and blue apparently wasn't popular in the 1970s, hence the limited production. Source Mark Hill Michael Harris Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass

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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2023, 02:09:52 PM »
This is likely the "second" iteration of the design. The first was only in very small numbers just experimental, not any official range, very close to the time the studio opened and often have the coach bolt pontil button.

One thing I have noticed about this range is that in some of them, the pink can turn rather green when backlit. I do not know anything about the significance of this.
It would relate to the particular batch of coloured enamel used, I imagine, which might be an age indicator, if we only knew when it was used.
The ones that do this tend also to have small, slightly elongated, vertical bubbles. Your's doesn't seem to have too many of those, but it does have the vertical lines of tiny bits that also go with that.
Try turning it around in different lights and see of you get the green to appear. :)
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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2023, 05:27:38 PM »
The earlier 'version' was pink only, no blue. Of course it turns out not to be entirely that simple, some have a purple tone and then there is this one, cased in blue (like Mdina Ming) by the look of it:
https://iowstudioglass.wdfiles.com/local--files/exp/ExpBowl001.jpg

John

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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2023, 05:34:24 PM »
Please, listen to John rather than me over this.  :-[
I know a lot less knowledge about and have less experience about this range than he does.

The early experimental stuff was just pink swirls. With the odd oddity. :)
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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2023, 07:50:54 PM »
All looks spot on for a '74-'76 piece.  One of my favourite ranges :)

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Re: Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2023, 10:27:24 PM »
Thank you all.
I will go with the 74-76.

 

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