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Offline Ivo

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strange satin fish
« on: December 15, 2006, 11:00:40 AM »
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10056/thumb_satinfish_small.jpg)

Here is a grumpy fish, very well made and satinated. I thought it must be Barolac as it has that kind of quality - but so far it could not be confirmed.

Does anyone have the Weil catalogue by any chance?

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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 11:21:45 AM »
Hi Ivo, hpw about Verlys, or Underwood, although i think i'm right in that all of their pieces were signed :-\ maybe  Sevres, again mostly signed, not much help, sorry, Sue.


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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 05:14:21 PM »
No idea on a maker, but it looks like a puffer fish to me. Although, I've always thought of puffer fish as cheery little souls...

According to Wikipedia, puffer fish are one of few kinds of fish that can blink or close their eyes, and many species can change the color or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes, like a chameleon. And apparently, "dolphins have been observed using puffer fish as a sort of toy in the wild. They tease the puffer fish with their teeth, causing the small fish to become alarmed and then inflate. After a while the fish calms down and deflates, thus starting the cycle over again. It is speculated that dolphins may also enjoy the mild numbing effect from small amounts of the puffer fish toxin."

OK, OK, I'm off to the cafe...
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 05:29:53 PM »
No Fish in my Weil's
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 08:47:15 PM »
Hi Ivo,
I've been giving this some thought. It does not strike me, looking at what little is available as frosted animals from Barolac as consistent. That being the case, whilst I would not preclude Jablonec, I think this is quite possibly French, and the moulding appears to be of similar quality to that done by Frankenhauser. Naturally you have already considered Lalique, but there may be others?
By the way what size is this? Large /small enough for a car mascot? (That was dumb, size is stated with image!!!! "Stupid boy, Pike"!!!)
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 08:59:03 PM »
Heidi, i am more than touched by your contribution - thank you! Please do not escape to the cafe, although you will be most welcomed there also!
Is it a question of Putzer-fishes please? These seem to be under water by nature in order to relieve the big ones ??? ;)
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 09:00:48 PM »
BUT: Ivo's it not a putzer fish really I am afraid
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 10:17:03 PM »
It's one of those undersea people from Stingray...



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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 10:38:27 PM »
Ivo, thinking of companies such as Etling, though probably not Sabino,and possible artists:
M Le Verrier, Elie Ottavy, Maurel, F Bazin and Bourdelle, some of which were known to design glass items.
Etling did glass and metal mascots, and according to mascotmania.com, for top-end vehicles. If you visit that, and do the drop down box of glass mascots, the Lalique Perche is there, and looking at the definition on that, and comparing your piece, I think, very little difference in quality of detail.
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Re: strange satin fish
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 10:42:48 PM »
Pamela, I thought everyone knew that a putzer fish is a larvophilic mouthbrooding cichlid... ;)

(It lays its eggs in a cave in typical apisto fashion. When the eggs hatch the female puts the larvae in her mouth and carries them with her. When feeding, she puts the
larvae in a secluded spot, eats and then picks up the larvae again. Once the
larvae become freeswimming fry the female tends them in typical apisto fashion,
never allowing them into mouth except when picking one or two up to bring them
back to the school. Apparently...)
Heidi

 

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