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Offline BJB

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Inwald perfume bottle, but who might have designed it?
« on: November 05, 2006, 08:07:37 PM »
On one of my trips out in the summer I found this little perfume bottle, I liked the way the brass thing dipensed the perfume in a very clever way without having to use a puffer.

However it wasn't until I washed it today that I noticed that it was etched Inwald on the base.

http://i14.tinypic.com/34hxmyp.jpg

Would anyone know who may have designed it, and is it usual for the pieces to be signed?

Although I know it is pressed the edges are very sharp and clean, a lovely heavy piece of glass for its size.

Any help please,
Barbara


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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006, 11:28:52 PM »
Glen or Marcus can provide a better answer to this, I'm sure.

I can't help you with the designer at Inwald. You probably know this, but Joseph Inwald was a Czech manufacturer who made high quality cut crystal, carnival and pressed glass. I think they were active in the 1930s, but have no idea when they started or finished up. The cut crystal is often signed.

Could your piece perhaps have a cut pattern on a pressed base?


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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 11:52:57 AM »
Without checking, Inwald was 1860's to 1958.
Signed???? often but not always. Designers varied from factory to factory, and there were at least five units. Leave it with me, if I can find a designer, will post further reply later.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 04:45:24 PM »
Hi Cathy and Marcus,

It is a lovely piece, and may be cut on a pressed base.

In the brass top is a logo which looks like ENOIS and Rg6-9433.

This may help find out when it was made and whom might have designed it.

Barbara


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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 05:49:09 PM »
Please can someone explain what 'cut on a pressed base' means, and when and by whom this technique was employed?  

I have a dressing table jar with a silver lid which, when I bought it, I believed to be cut, but which on closer investigation seemed to have a structure which would imply it was pressed.  I was confused by this, as it had never ocurred to me that there was a polibility that it might be both!  :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 06:51:16 PM »
Leni — See Thompson, p50, the PV cruet on the right.   That is pressed, with part of the decoration press-moulded, and the neck cut.

Manchester glass houses particularly used almost every hot technique to produce the blank or partly-decorated blank, and then used almost every post-annealing cold technique to finish the piece.

I have a Jacobean decanter in stock which is pressed glass, made in two pieces and then joined.

Assume that every possible combination has been used at some time, and then add in a few impossible combinations to be safe!

Bernard C.  8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2006, 09:00:05 PM »
Taking all Bernard's observations on-board, then this is possibly Inwald Zlichov, or Podebrady. As mould blown, rather than pressed, and given the refining shops that existed on all Inwald's factory sites, this is unlikely, due to form,  to be press moulded, with post-annealing cutting. Sadly the metal-work, and manufacturer, is less than helpful, as Inwald sold the glass, to be added to by third-party suppliers of fittings, whether brass or silver.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 07:40:28 AM »
Hi Marcus,

Thankyou for your help, do you think a date of maybe c1930 would be correct?

Its a nice little perfume, and I'll be putting it on Ebay on Thursday night, if I feel well enough  :(

Many thanks

Barbara


 

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