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Offline Glen

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« on: November 29, 2006, 08:06:23 PM »
I'd like to share with everyone who is interested in pressed glass, deco style or Carnival, a major catalogue discovery.

The country is Poland. The glass maker was Hortensja.

Go to my website
http://www.carnival-glass.net
and click the centre link

Glen

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 08:28:37 PM »
:shock: Wow, Glen, how exciting. I can't wait to read more!

Great article, really enlightening. Thank you :!:  :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 08:33:55 PM »
Fascinating Glen. The Palm Tree caught my eye particularly as it's often seen in green uranium. Now I need to confirm that it's exactly the same palm tree

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 08:50:29 PM »
Glen
A wonderfull artical great piece of research,looking forward tothe next episode!!
I have a Dianna the Huntress in none carnival along with other patterns in a simmilar intaglio style also a piece known as Eureka Cross do you think these pieces are from Poland.

I will put an album of photos of these pieces on the GBM Gallary asap for you to see.

Tony H in NZ

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 09:00:33 PM »
Della, many thanks  :D

Christine, I'm most interested to know if the Vaseline Palm Tree is theirs. I have seen what I feel could well be Hortensja items in vaseline, but your comment will help to firm this up (or not).

Tony, thanks, and yes, yes I do think that it's highly likely they made Diana and all the other frosted/golden patterns like Eureka Cross. (Your Beverley Crystal, Poland sticker is a great additional piece of evidence, by the way). I will post more catalogue extracts as soon as I can do them. We may have to make some attributions through circumstantial evidence (and cautiously attribute, rather than firmly attribute), until we get proof positive with maybe another catalogue or two. I look forward to seeing your photos.

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 09:15:42 PM »
Glen, this helps me to remind the STS catalogue of Zagreb!
Fascinating in every respect!
Pamela
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 09:22:41 PM »
Glen
I have placed photos in my gallery album name Glass Poland enjoy

Tony H in NZ

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 09:39:24 PM »
Found a set on ebay, mind you it's an Australian set  :shock:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 09:42:51 PM »
Pamela - many thanks for your comment.  :D

Tony - the surrounding pattern on your pieces (Drinking and Warrior) matches exactly one in the Hortensja catalogue. Deep Vs with a triple leaf motif in the Vs. There are just two designs for the base shown in the catalogue - one is of a swan, the other is of two little people dressed exactly like your "Drinking" person.

I feel almost certain that yours are Hortensja - based on that matching surrounding design. There must have been many central patterns, but as we only have one catalogue, I expect we are missing many other designs.

I'll aim to add catalogue scans as soon as possible.

Super pieces, by the way.

Glen
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 09:45:38 PM »
Christine - yes, that's it! Great. Thank you.  :D

Glen
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Also, Riihimäki e-book and Carnival from Sweden e-book.
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For all info see http://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/
Copyright G&S Thistlewood

 

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