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Offline liberty1

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Im really pulling my hair out over these two pieces
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2006, 02:22:41 PM »
I am sometimes a bit scared to 'voice' my humble opinion in the presence of such knowledge as is on this board but I'm feeling a bit adventurous so I will try not to confuse but throw another line as to the age rather than the maker.
The sherbet things if I had picked them up in the UK  I would have said late 19th century because of the bubbles and inclusions and the style as to the  Ikea Habitat clue last time I was in Ikea or Habitat their glass was always very well finished off not a bit chunky pontil like at all. Have they slipped in their quality?
Now you can shoot me down in flames :)

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Doris


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Im really pulling my hair out over these two pieces
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2006, 08:19:47 PM »
You could be right about the sherberts but the sun purpling is less of a clue to age in sunnier climes and I always feels that a lot of the just pre and post WW2 stuff is of dubious quality.

I also tend to agree with you about Ikea/Habitat quality, Poundland might be nearer the mark. I suspect Ivo means the sort of stuff that's stacked high at the wholesaler for every Tom, Dick and Harry Gifte Shoppe


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Im really pulling my hair out over these two pieces
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2006, 12:40:13 AM »
Yes Christine Ikea and the like are far too professional to allow obvious  faulted goods on their shelves. I am of the opinion that their glass works are very professional and nice items to boot having being fooled to thinking I was buying a quite substantial piece of Swedish glass once only to find it was Ikea then  taking a step back and then thinking------- well I like it so there!
 Perhaps it is this that is pushing me towards the older glass which usually has so many faults that no-one would want to copy that.
Even that is not true because I tend to like all glass and finding out the history or the maker is part of the fun don't you think?
Cheers
Doris


 

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