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Offline robbo

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Help with Glass Pear
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:56:14 PM »
Hi,
I just wondered if anybody recognised this glass pear:

Pear
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It seems quite well done. The controlled bubbles are small and even, slightly spiralled.
The base is ground and polished flat, with a slight bevelled edge.

Many thanks for any help.

Robbo
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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 01:10:28 PM »
Robbo, Hi,
Possibly Harrach'ov, between 1980-85, designed by Milan Metelak, in which case, pattern number 15/2764, I think.... but..... any number of other glass-works are candidates also.
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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 04:54:35 PM »
Thanks Marcus, that's great - I remember from other threads that these can be hard to pin down.
It's a nice shape, I think more Comice variety than Williams  ;D

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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 11:07:59 PM »
I second that.  :) I was going to say most likely Czech from the style of the bubbles.


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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 11:10:53 PM »
I second that.  :) I was going to say most likely Czech from the style of the bubbles.

Could you clarify what you mean about the style of the bubbles, please?


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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2007, 09:41:51 AM »
Bubbles, I'd be interested about the style of the bubbles too.

Thanks, Robbo
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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 07:06:31 PM »
Hi Robbo, & Lynne
Well most definitely it is not an exact science, however I collect the bubble based bud vases, and I have been trying to identify them.  I now have well over 350 of them and through handling them one starts to notice they fall into different types.  I am just starting to be able to guess where they were made, and am often (though not always) proved correct later when one with a label turns up, just by looking at the size of the bubbles, they way they are formed within the ball, the finish of the bottom of the base, the shape of the stem and even the colours.  One thing I have noticed is that those with Czech labels usually have small well controlled bubbles arranged in a spiral although they do not usually have a cut flat and polished base as you said your pear did.  However different items are often finished differently.  My gut instinct when I looked at your pear was Czech, and although I don't often offer an opinion on this board as I am a novice collector of glass, I did feel confident to add my 'seconded' comment.  Take a quick look at my site (link below) and you can see some examples of bubble styles there.


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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 07:57:28 PM »
My gut instinct when I looked at your pear was Czech, and although I don't often offer an opinion on this board as I am a novice collector of glass, I did feel confident to add my 'seconded' comment.

Gosh Bubbles, I think you're being terribly modest - with your expertise on bud vases and now it seems on the bubbles within them I'd say you were anything but novice!


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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2007, 08:55:16 PM »
Agreed Pip
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Re: Help with Glass Pear
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007, 09:55:09 PM »
Thank you both Pip and Frank for your kind comments! However I definitely F E E L a novice about glass, especially when it comes to reading all the comments and huge fountain of knowledge contained on this board. I would like to say how much I appreciate everyone's input it is a great place to learn.  If I have inspired someone to look more closely at the way the bubbles are formed then I will feel honoured! :)

 



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