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Author Topic: Frosted glass bird under dome - ID = Hofbauer from the Byrde range  (Read 3593 times)

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Offline Cathy B

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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2007, 12:51:18 PM »
Isn't that gorgeous, Della! Connie, my immediate thought was Hofbauer as well -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220069251122

From memory, Hofbauer have been out of business from the 1970s - but that's just something I read on the net and should be taken with appropriate scepticism.

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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 12:53:52 PM »
It is Hofbauer, from the Byrde range.

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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2007, 01:00:26 PM »

Connie, Cathy & Sue  :hug: :hug: :hug:

You are all stars!! ;D ;D

Thank you ever so much.  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2007, 02:14:01 PM »
Just out of interest:

Della, is there no signature on your singing caged bird - as stated in the eBay listing mentioned earlier? And could you confirm that the dome is not a separate item (that is, it doesn't come off the base).

As an aside, here's a couple of Lovebirds in a Cage that is a paperweight:
http://www.kevh.clara.net/exhib99/Modern/Scottish/Caithness/ModCaithnessBird28.htm
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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2007, 02:28:20 PM »
Dated 1981 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230046972092 several in eBay shops

Could I have (larger) copies of the pictures for the Zoo please Della

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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2007, 02:31:57 PM »
Hi Kev,  ;D
I can find no signature whatsoever, and I have looked, believe me. The dome definitely does not come off, not on the one that I have anyhow.
I have seen one that has a label on, where on the label it says Hofbauer c1981.

What a gorgeous paperwieight :mrgreen:

Oh course you can, Frank. What pixel size would you like me to use? These are just web size.
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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2007, 04:33:38 PM »
Full size uncompressed preferred please.

Perhaps the lid has just got stuck.

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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2007, 05:45:05 PM »

I shall allow the little blighter to stand in some luke warm soapy water and see if the top comes of.  ;D

I will take photos first though, just in case something goes wrong.
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Re: Frosted glass bird under dome. Help please.
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2007, 11:14:39 AM »
There is a new twist to this one, it would appear that the name was changed to Amaris Crystal and that this is in fact a brand name of Nachtmann, who themselves are a part of the Riedel Glassworks now. The question remains if Hofbauer was also just a trade name... seems quite likely.

This item might still be in production but info is hard to find...

http://www.rautmann.de/goods/amaris/index_amaris_e.htm

 

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