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Offline KSilverMoore

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Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:39:21 PM »
Does anyone have any idea what country this vase was made in or who may have made it?I haven't seen an opalescent vase with controlled bubbles before. Thanks!

Kristen


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 09:43:35 PM »
Kristen can you post a picture of the vase please? We have nice easy help and how to instructions here. Someone may be able to help once they've seen it.  Thanks. :)


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 11:14:34 PM »
Probably from a glass studio and probably US origin. Nice piece.
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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 02:13:45 AM »
Hi,

I'm not sure that you vase is an American studio artist piece, but looks more like some recent TJ-Maxx type close-out store items I have seen in those stores in the last few years, which are imported from China. --- Mike


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 05:32:30 AM »
I know the exact kind of vases you are talking about. (I am a frequent shopper at TJ Maxx, but not for their glassware!) I don't think it is a TJ Maxx vase. It seems to be of a higher quality. Of course, I could be totally wrong, and I would like to know if I am!

Anyone else want to weigh in?


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 09:45:28 AM »
My first thought was TJ Maxx also.  Next time you are in TJMaxx or Marshall's, check out their glass section.  You will be surprised at the quality and variety of glass.


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 02:30:45 PM »
KSilverMoore,

Curious;  when you speak of "quality" it would help others if you would describe what you see as being quality about your item. Lots of folks say they see "quality" in defense of their item, but rarely say what that quality is. TJ-Maxx, Marshall's, Tuesday Mornings and many of those close-out type stores do sell a lot of well made glassware along with not so well made glassware. Waterford, Lalique and Daum are just a few names of the glass sold at those stores, so "quality" doesn't necessarily mean it couldn't have been sold at TJ-Maxx etc. While it's a nice looking vase color-wise etc., the ugly pontil scar on the bottom of your piece (IMOho) is not a sign of quality and is a common feature found on most of the Chinese imports sold at those stores. --- Mike


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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 03:14:06 PM »
The Chinese are starting to produce first class glass too. Just a shortage of information on it.
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Re: Pink Opalescent Vase with Controlled Bubbles. Maker?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 04:32:06 PM »
Frank,

You are correct about the new Chinese glass. There is plenty of well made glass etc., coming from China these days. They have no environmental protection laws, the labor force is cheap, (some is free, forced prison labor) no worker benefits, and no on the job safety laws enacted, so the cost of production leaves a lot of headroom for inexpensively producing something of high quality that can't be made elsewhere, because of restrictions and costs. One of these days we're going to run out of this type of resource on earth and will have to look for some weaker than us aliens on another planet to make good things cheaply for us :-) --- Mike

 

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