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Offline stevetheb

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Birdie and an Elephant....
« on: December 27, 2006, 06:16:30 PM »
Todays glass hunt turned up a couple of finds for which some help with id'ing is required.

I found this little Bird, he's about 8 cms high and I can see no markings - yet I feel I should know where he was made - but I don't and I can't find anything similar online.. anyone have an idea?

http://www.kammneves.co.uk/glass/glassbirdie.jpg

and I really love this Elephant.... he has a diamond shaped mark on one of his rear legs, with 3 lines of writing.. The top line I'm pretty certain says ART and the bottom line says FRANCE.. the middle line Starts with Vess?? it's very feint. I'd be interested to know more about him as I know where there's a matching rhino! and a bowl made from leaves....

http://www.kammneves.co.uk/glass/elephant1.jpg

Many thanks in advance - Steve

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 06:25:54 PM »
Hi, bird could be Phoenician and elephant could be Art Vannes France.

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 06:42:05 PM »
Art Vannes it is.

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 01:07:34 PM »
Hiya, the shape of the birdie looks like Wedgwood to me - the inside colour of the glass is unusual but the shape is exactly like several Wedgwood glass birds I've had in the past in various colours.  They're not always etched to the base either.  A side on view would be helpful if poss?

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 07:47:34 PM »
Hi, I vote Wedgwood shape for the bird as well, although the tail on my flint one is much larger than yours.  Never seen that interior colour before.  They were not all marked and it is very faint on some anyway.
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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006, 05:30:20 PM »
Thanks all...

OK.. here's some more birdie pictures....

http://www.kammneves.co.uk/glass/glassbirdie2.jpg
http://www.kammneves.co.uk/glass/glassbirdie3.jpg

That makes his tail a little more obvious I think...

Steve

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006, 09:40:31 PM »
Hiya, the shape of the birdie looks like Wedgwood to me - the inside colour of the glass is unusual but the shape is exactly like several Wedgwood glass birds I've had in the past in various colours.  They're not always etched to the base either.  A side on view would be helpful if poss?

I've also had signed Mdina birds almost exactly this shape as well. So ....

Thank you very much!

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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 10:59:44 PM »
I've also had signed Mdina birds almost exactly this shape as well. So ....
Personally, I thought it might be Mdina or Mtarfa...
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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 11:43:04 PM »
Thanks all..

I think that's the birdie solved........ and thats my first piece of Mdina... so I'm chuffed!


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Re: Birdie and an Elephant....
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006, 12:16:16 AM »
Gosh - well done Lynne and David - I've got loads of Mdina vases but I've never handled any of their birdies - below is a photo of one of my Wedgwood birds so you can see how very similar the shape is - why would the two companies make birds so similar   ???

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