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Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 04, 2005, 06:02:27 PM
I had  a really good day today, and also bought this lovely Isle of Wight paperweight which is signed "Michael Harris Isle Of Wight" on the base.

http://tinypic.com/e97qro.jpg


and this funny looking brick thing with a small hole in the top

http://tinypic.com/e97qm1.jpg

And this funny printed label on the base. It reads Handmade Isle Of Wight England

http://tinypic.com/e97qfm.jpg

Is this an early label or another glass factory which copied the colours of Michael Harris?
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 04, 2005, 06:12:29 PM
:D:D:D
Well done Barbara!!! These both have early labels! Normally both labels would be on each of the pieces, but you've managed to get one of each kind.
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 04, 2005, 06:24:33 PM
Oh I am so pleased, I knew that the paperweight was OK, but I haven't seen the other label before.

What would the little brick thing be used for? A pen holder? It wouldn't hold a flower, so I don't suppose it would be a flower brick as it would only hold one. Then again it would suit my other half, one tiny flower :(

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 04, 2005, 10:14:02 PM
:D :? :D  
They did make things called flower bricks, but I don't know what they look like! Perhaps Mark Hill might come along and tell us, he knows more about this sort of thing than I do - (I'm more into bottles, bowls and vases). Perhaps it would hold a single precious orchid???
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 07, 2005, 02:02:30 AM
Hi

Both 1973 - 1979 no later

There is a good pic of both your labels on one piece in the book 'J Miller guide 2004 pp274'

The yellow and white weight is when they were experimenting with colour; everyone associates them with iridized glass called ‘Azurene’ which came in the 1980s and is perversely more collectable

Tiger gives a good attribution from a book, I can see yours also has a rim around the base and it is indeed called a 'Seaward' pedestal paperweight - I take it yours is not signed by Harris (?) - the paperweight should have a pontil on the base with an impressed 'flame' mark called the 'gather of glass flame' mark - if not don't worry its still IOW

Here is a weight from same period in orange with bubbles and a single twist of silver foil in the middle - it is almost non-sellable at the moment, your one having the paper label and attribution would make it more desirable

(http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/iow%20red%20paperweight%20copy.jpg)

I love the oblong weight / block, it’s an 'Aurene' block or sculptural piece c1975 - 76 - those browns and whites with ....I think a slight opalescence or iridescence in the inner decoration?

Here is an Aurene Vase of same period - notice the label (they used two types one with and one without 'England') - Your Aurene block is the more desirable and a IOW collector would pay over £40+ for this, there is no proof I can see that they were candle holders, I have had some without holes, the surface is always rough though

(http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/isle%20of%20wight%202%20copy.jpg)

The round yellow paperweight would not have had the 'Hand Made Isle of Wight England' label on it; this was for sculptural items and vases

The block would probably have had the paper 'flame' logo label as well as the existing label as it did not have a pressed pontil mark - but it does not detract

Nice finds

BTW - yes there are / were other glass makers on the island

Alum Bay
Lucas - Touch of Glass (now closed)

Any I forgot?
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 06:39:50 AM
Hi Adam,

The yellow paperweight is signed by Michael Harris on the flat base, but I can't get a good picture of it, but it says "Michael Harris Isle of Wight" .


And here is my Touch of Glass perfume bottle with a label on the base.

http://tinypic.com/eapetu.jpg

Are you sure your're you aren't psychic as I was going to ask who had made this bottle later today :shock:

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: KevinH on October 07, 2005, 10:56:41 AM
Adam (David555) posted:
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The round yellow paperweight would not have had the 'Hand Made Isle of Wight England' label on it; this was for sculptural items and vases


That's interesting, as I have a weight with the impressed logo and the "Hand Made ..." label:
http://tinypic.com/eaqpnp.jpg
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 07, 2005, 11:12:23 AM
:D:D:D
Hello Barbara!
Your paperweight is not "Seaward", which is the colourway shown in the picture in Miller's. I would suspect it is a variation of "Gold Aurene". Blue and gold "Aurene" are the ranges that were developed after "Seaward" and "Tortoiseshell", the first two ranges produced, which were developed as a continuing theme from their work at Mdina. Tortoiseshell was produced for much longer than Seaward (my favourite IoWSG of all time!). (Ref. Lesley Jackson's 20th Century Factory Glass). However, they were experimenting a lot and many pieces were made that did not become a particular "range" and many differing things were made that can be considered to be within a range. (hence the use of the word range!)

Chris Lucas, "A Touch of Glass"/"Alum Bay" glass (the same studio) trained at IoWSG for a while first, but has now left and I believe he is doing architectural design stuff. If you search the boards for Alum Bay, you will find a few threads discussing this. (I did this earlier, to add the references, but somehow my rather laboured posting got lost and I'm having to do it all again!)

 (Dah Dah! - I used "edit" after submitting. Fritting "computer-knows-better-than-me-what-I-want-to do" stuff will NOT get the better of me! :twisted::twisted::twisted: )

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,1228.msg7521.html#msg7521

There is also "Glory Art Glass" on the Isle of Wight.

http://www.iowight.com/art-glass/
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 12:52:41 PM
Hi

I haven't seen either of the IOW items before, and although I like them they are not my "thang" really ( I like my etched Swedish glass best!) so they will be listed soon on that big auction site. :)

My little bottle has a round label on the bottom with "A touch of glass" a map of the Isle of Wight and Chris Lucas signature across it, then "Handmade on the Isle of Wight". I have tried to take a photo but my camera either flashes at the wrong moment or makes it very blurred.

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 07, 2005, 12:56:23 PM
The deep blue with greeny, sometimes yellowy swirls and bubbles, pictured in Miller's is Seaward. It's very difficult to photograph, and Miller's does not do it justice!

Barbara's paperweight is not Seaward, but what I think might be a variation of Gold Aurene - but have a look at the unusual Mdina amber effect bottle I showed in the thread posted by hotglass - there are similarities!
edited to add picture - bottle on right.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/dc4ee942.jpg

I was sure the glassmaker of Glory Art Glass was named in the site :?:?:?

edited again:- Just checked the site. The dog appears to be called Oscar, but can't find the glassmaker's name!
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 01:05:40 PM
Sue,

the paperweight is really yellow and white, and quite a definite yellow, not a wishy washy colour with a pattern of bubbles around the edge, so may it be a trial piece? It is very different from the other pieces I have seen and it wasn't until I picked it up and saw the label I realised what it was :oops:

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 07, 2005, 02:28:37 PM
:D:D:D
According to Elizabeth Harris, her husband was always experimenting, he lost interest in a piece as soon as it was made and just wanted to get on with the next bit, to see what he could do with it! This was one of the reasons so few bits are signed.
The motto of IoWSG is "Our best work will be done tomorrow".
I believe that on these grounds, just about all early Mdina and IoWSG can be considered "trial" and "experimental"!! No two of my Seaward pieces are remotely the same, different effects come out in each (ok, ok,  :oops::oops::oops: I've only got a very small number of them)
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 02:48:30 PM
Hi Sue,

Thanks for that information, it makes them all that more special.

BTW that's my motto to about the housework :lol: also never do today what you can do next week :wink:

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 07, 2005, 04:24:16 PM
Hi

That would scan - I have all these pedestal weights down as 'seaward' (book references - not just J Miller 2004 pp273 but others ref in purple and greys) but I can see that the yellow is not as Anne says anything like a seascape, scrap the books  

Yellow Aurene? I don't know - here we have a basic round weight with a pedestal, Kev has one and the book shows a blue one, Kev's has the pontil and the 'Hand Made...' so I was wrong about that (must be a real small label compared to my vase ones which are long) -

Maybe, they had 'Blue Aurene' and a 'White' but I don't know with these other colours , later they had pink and yellow and Turquoise 'Azurene' -Aurene like Azurene was a range in itself (kind of ... colour wise), like with 'Seaward' the yellow weight may have had an evocative name

I think this was a basic IOW paperweight shape and they did lots of variations - anyone got a catalogue, I see these weights from time to time in different colour ways, I am sure they kept it going for a while?

Isn't it interesting that Barbara's is signed by Harris (top money Barbara and well done!) and Kev's has the pontil - he used to sign early on before the pontil was formed, so I'd say Kev's is a little bit later - I am sure he will shoot me down with another bit of research LOL

So Kev & Sue, I stand corrected - all in the name of research LOL  :shock:  :shock:

I know a little about the Lucas connection and Alum Bay

At the moment people are still investigating early IOW styles, though Alum Bay posts (see website) it is the earlier of the two factories

Any more info on Chris Lucas - here are two vases - see how similar they are to Alum Bay pieces - he definitely set up on his own with his own label for a while

http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/iow%20copy.jpg

http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/im001588%20copy.jpg

And an IOW Tortoiseshell I love

(http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/vase%20%20isle%20of%20wight%20copy.jpg)

Adam D555 :twisted: :twisted:
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 04:38:49 PM
Hi Adam,

Thats the exact same label on the base of my perfume bottle. Its been stuck in the back of the cupboard for ages as "I must find out more about it sometime....." piece :D

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 07, 2005, 04:45:45 PM
I too would love to find a bit more about this - I guess I can just email the man himself LOL

BTW I never said well done - the blue pedestal weights (signed) have a book price of up to £60.00 - a yellow one with a label must be a bit more unusual and I would get £80.00+

The sculptural block is beautiful and special; I last bought one for £60.00 without any label so yours could be £100.00

What eBay is like at moment though - aghhhhhh - I'd sell at specialist auction - or keep with the Lucas and find more bits - an Alum Bay piece?

Adam
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: Leni on October 07, 2005, 05:00:01 PM
Quote from: "chopin-liszt"
I was sure the glassmaker of Glory Art Glass was named in the site :?:?:?

edited again:- Just checked the site. The dog appears to be called Oscar, but can't find the glassmaker's name!

Glassmaker is Martin Evans   :D  He sells some of his stuff on ebay.  ID is martinstudio60  Has a good 'Me' page.  :D

HTH HAND :wink:

Leni
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: BJB on October 07, 2005, 05:27:04 PM
Hi Adam,

The trouble with Ebay is it is chock full or cheap rubbish or things that aren't what they claim to be, so the unusual or the more specialist seem to struggle. I sold a blue Aurene bowl a couple of months ago and only got £20.00 for it, and it had its lable and the flame gather, so I'm just putting on "safe" pieces that I can start at £4.00 and any more is a bonus :cry:

I don't know of any specialist auctions for Isle of Wight glass (or for any more modern glass come to think of it), but I would be willing to sell it for less than you quoted to a collector who I know would treasure it and also use it for further research. Would the Isle of Wight collectors club be interested do you think?

Barbara
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 07, 2005, 07:27:41 PM
I agree Barbara

Unless it's W/F or Troika good rare stuff like yours does get lost

There is a trend thing though as well - I sold a Blue Azurene 1990s vase for £65.00 the other month - iridized, silver and gold foil is all the rage with most companies IOW included

You can try an auction house - they are nice bits and you would be surprised with that signature on the round weight, the labels and the block piece being rarer, how much they could go for sold together at a 'Decorative Arts' auction - but it's a hassle finding the right one and all the charges, etc.

But ref eBay - these stand out more than a Blue Aurene vase - the 'Harris' sig is the buss and the block sculptural piece may surprise you - get good photos - good photos sell items

I mean they would really stick out from the norm - I like to list in 'dated glass 50s - 70s' not IOW as this would attract casual browsers of retro glass - IOW collectors would pick up from a search anyhow

I guess it all depends on how much you paid in a way, you may not get £80.00 for a piece but if you paid £10.00 and get £45.00 it's a good day I always say, especially if you don't like them that much

Always a pleasure

Adam D555
Title: IoW rare?
Post by: nigel benson on October 08, 2005, 12:46:34 AM
Hello,

I've just finished doing some editing and thought I'd give the board a look.

Firstly, I have a p/w of the same shape (with the pedestal foot/base). It is inscribed Micheal Harris over Isle of Wight. Up-side-down below these marks is an oblong paper label in plain white with black writing. There is a lot of wear to this label but it clearly says 'Isle of Wight' below what appears to be 'Hand Made'. There is no impressed pontil. The colours are centrally, vermillion red, syurrounded by swirls of yellow and creamy biege. Early I would suggest.

So where does that take us?

BTW Adam I'd be interested to know what books you have as IoW references other than the J. Miller 2004.

Personally, I have never been a fan of information given in the large price guides, since I am aware of how the information can be put together. Try looking at the new J. Miller books on 'Art Nouveau' and 'Arts and Crafts'. Sadly, the inaccuracies on British glass in each have to be seen to be believed! At least the series of specialised guides that Miller's produced were written by people who had a direct interest and personal knowledge on whichever subject. Oh dear, I seem to be getting contentious, perhaps I better shut up :shock:  

Nigel :)
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 08, 2005, 10:18:56 AM
:D:shock::cry:
Barbara - I don't know how I managed to miss your Blue Aurene bowl!!!
Was it on round about the time of the Ysart Conference? I was absent from eBay that week.

David, I too would love to know what reference books you know of that have information about IoWSG or Mdina apart from Lesley Jackson. As far as I know there aren't any books with anything that isn't taken from Lesley Jackson - including the Miller's guides!

Nigel, your paperweight sounds as if it could be a variation of Gold Aurene. I have a lollipop with the flame pontil that sounds about the same as your weight. As you know, early pieces may have a broken pontil mark, the coach-bolt pontil mark or the flame pontil mark. I do hope that it is signed Michael Harris, not Micheal Harris, the latter is usually dremmelled (sp?) :twisted: ! This (gold aurene) is mentioned in Lesley Jackson along with Blue Aurene, and is basically the same colours and textures of glass, without the blue bit.

(Edited here:- I shall have to confirm this with IoWSG. I now suspect that gold aurene is basically yellow with red, and that blue aurene is basically blue and ochre)

I was in correspondence with IoWSG following the purchase of some archive pieces, listed in the archive as "Seawood". I got quite excited about the name, thinking it was an unusual range I'd never heard of, and it is particularly beautiful. The listing described it a small amount of stuff produced for only a couple of years after Aurene. However, when the pictures of the archive pieces were shifted to another part of the site, having been sold (to me), the dates were different, and the "Seawood" name was gone. I was told that actually, "Seawood" was a misprint, and that the pieces were not "Seaward" either, but an experimental variation of "Blue Aurene". They were definitely produced after Aurene, and were definitely not Seaward. I was also told that there was a lot of experimentation and that many colourways/pieces do not have names at all. Speculation about names etc. is probably a bit of wishful thinking by collectors who want to be able to put things into pigeon holes, something I imagine that is much easier with eg. Whitefriars, where stuff was made in production runs, using moulds, rather than the methods of hand-made, free-blown studio glass.
Title: IoW rare?
Post by: nigel benson on October 08, 2005, 12:31:31 PM
Hi all,

OK, OK, Sue you've caught me out. I have a habit of mis-spelling 'Michael', putting the 'a' and the 'e' the wrong way round. It is correct on the weight.

Also, thank you for making the point that was buzzing around in the back of my mind when I posted the last entry - that not all colourways have names and therefore they cannot be pigeon-holed.

As with many things in life, glass attribution is not a precise science, which means that we more often than not have use a lot of diagnosistic process before we can safely say that an item is by a particular manufacturer, designer or maker. Similarly when giving the name of a range to something that we know is by a particular company.

Never jump to conclusions, and treat with healthy scepticism information that cannot be double checked. Lastly, beware of books that have copied original mistakes by others. A good example is a Walsh Walsh fan/wave rimmed vase in vaseline (straw-opal) that has flower motifs, which has been in the past, and still is occasionally, attributed to Powell (see J. Miller Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau - sorry can't remember which - but both recently published). This mistake was originally made in an auction catalogue some years back and can be traced through various books where the attribution re-occurs simply by checking the bibliography and following it back to source.

I point this out, since a lot of conclusions are made on these boards, without a great deal of substantive evidence. This worries me a tad, since casual observations within discussions can, and do, gain credance, especially when a serious debate is taking place. Whilst I certainly do not want to stiffle debate, I do urge a little more care. :)  :)

Nigel
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 08, 2005, 03:23:02 PM
The old Millers guides are not so good but J Miller is better, I don't take the prices as read - God have you seen her Chance Glass section recently!!

But the new books have done whole sections on IOW and Mdina etc.

I also use auction catalogues, and although not actual books - I create a database with photos and info from websites and eBay - I also have my own items to reference

This is a good site for IOW – there are many more

http://www.circaglass.co.uk/phdi/p2.nsf/supppages/circa?opendocument&part=6 - sometimes it has good stuff with excellent info on all the older items

I think IOW is an area waiting to be thoroughly explored; a good book would be most welcome, lot of research?

I would love as I say to get my hands on the old catalogues like W/F site has done - any good research would also mean covering the other IOW firms and Kerry in Ireland - perhaps even roots work back in Mdina

I know there are books with stuff about Harris, but nothing really comprehensive, with all the shapes and a basic price guide


I stopped buying the Miller’s 'Big' guides ages ago - God knows where they get there attributions - I know from the dealers - who would have thought?

I also hate the way they keep on using the same pictures over and over again – I have the one ‘Glass’ and it is useless with 90% Georgian drinking vessels and decanters, times have moved on, If I want any good info on Deco, I use the many 100s of auction catalogues I have – they cost me 20p and are sometimes on the ball LOL

Adam D555

btw - there is one very good Miller guide I still use a lot :wink:  :wink:
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 08, 2005, 03:32:59 PM
http://www.isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=8&

This takes you to a whole message board on IOW glass - funny I recognise some of the members - any connection with this board

Surely lots of good info on this

Adam D555
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 08, 2005, 05:06:14 PM
:D:(:D
There's no information in J Miller's 20th Century Glass that isn't straight out of Lesley Jackson, apart from some pictures of Mdina, (Lesley Jackson has no pictures of Mdina at all). The pictures in the J. Miller are taken from Miller's Guides '04 &'05, apart from one of a (stopperless) bottle.
The information in the Miller's guides is also straight out of Lesley Jackson.
J. Miller says that two glassmakers from Whitefriars helped set Mdina up, but if you read the bit from The Glass Cone taken from an interview with Elizabeth Harris, you'll find that the Boffos went over slightly later.

http://www.historyofglass.org.uk/glassnews/glass%20news13b.htm

IoWSG have comissioned a book, "Michael Harris: Mdina Glass and Isle of Wight Studio Glass" written by Mark Hill with support from the Harris family and Ron Wheeler of Artius Glass (and some others, I believe, and some collectors). It will be out late in the coming spring.

Yes, I'm on the IoWSG forum, and have been in private correspondence with Ron, who asked Elizabeth Harris about the query I had about the archive pieces I bought. It is in that email that I found out that Blue Aurene can vary in colour from almost totally deep blue, to an ochre shade with no blue at all. (I've just checked it again - I think that I should retract my earlier statement that Gold Aurene is the same as Blue Aurene, without the blue!  :oops::oops::oops: I should also get some photographs together and ask IoWSG to sort this out for me! Apologies if I caused any confusion there!)
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 08, 2005, 07:30:12 PM
Sue that is excellent news - I will gladly buy such a book, it's a long time coming - Harris has long been overlooked while Baxter and Thrower etc. have had major exhibitions - I mean look at what he did in his career, it's amazing

I applaud your help with the IOW site and will be interested to see how that develops, can anyone join?

You now know that makes you the authority on this board for all IOW glass tee hee :twisted:  :twisted:

LOL

Just kidding


Adam D555 :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 08, 2005, 08:12:56 PM
link (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EARLY-BIG-ISLE-OF-WIGHT-GLASS-PAPERWEIGHT-FLAME-PONTIL_W0QQitemZ7355001868QQcategoryZ75559QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Look at this one Barbara - really nice pic but a more common colour than yours and it's not signed with a lovely label

I know it's 3" but what else is rare about it that it is going for broke, I have had blue swirls like this, God I have a red one with silver in it that will not sell - huh - eBay .......  :x  :x  :x

Woops I hope that was not a GM board members item - to be fair it's a good weekend for IOW

link (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Isle-of-Wight-Vase-Paperweight-2-items_W0QQitemZ7356315059QQcategoryZ75559QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
 - is this a 'Summer Fruits' vase and paperweight? I can't tell from photo

Adam D555


Also what do you think this is IOW or Mdina has a ground polished base with no mark - had it for ages and since we are on the subject and I have had too much caffeine LOL

http://publish.hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/mdina%20rorty%20bottle%20copy.jpg - my piece
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 09, 2005, 11:52:02 AM
Me, an authority!!!??? - not I, just an enthusiast. :cry:

Mark Hill is here sometimes, and he and Ron Wheeler (who is registered) are the only ones I would consider to be authorities, apart from the Harris family themselves. The article from the Glass Cone, kindly put here originally by Patrick Hogan in answer to a query by me seems to be the only new reliable information since Lesley Jackson. (Elizabeth Harris told me she spent a long time with LJ trying to ensure the information was correct. NB, she did not say that it was - I still don't know exactly when the Boffos joined. The Glass Cone article suggests that it was after Mdina was established rather than at the beginning.)

I too, am eagerly waiting the publication of the book.

The vase and paperweight you showed are not "Summer Fruits", I don't think. I suspect they may be "Pine Kyoto", I can't really see if there is a thin line of green around the rim of the vase.  :?

The last piece you showed is Mdina. :D
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: David555 on October 11, 2005, 08:02:08 PM
Thanks Sue

I was thinking Mdina, shame it's not signed - but it is lovely with the brown and the opalescent blue streaking through, only bit I have that is not signed :shock:

Barbara - I hope the auction goes well; these bits deserve to get top cash


Adam D555  :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: Glen on October 12, 2005, 09:20:43 AM
Just thought I'd add that I've just returned from a few days away - during which I spent an amazing afternoon with Timothy Harris at the Isle of Wight Glass. It was truly unforgettable. (And yes, we did buy a very beautiful piece of glass ,too)

I'll be writing a full feature article, with lots of photos and illustrations of just about everything, very shortly.

Glen
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: chopin-liszt on October 14, 2005, 12:45:03 PM
:D:D:D
I'm eagerly waiting for that too, Glen!

This piece is definitely "Pine Kyoto".

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7356964230&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I checked the IoWSG website and can only find a record of "Summer Fruits" in pink and blue. "Summer Fruits" has much more subtle vertical lines on it, which seem to be under the spots, and is much spottier.
Title: Isle Of Wight Glass, Signed and Unusual Label
Post by: Glen on October 16, 2005, 06:41:05 PM
I have done just a couple of photos as a taster - it will take me a little while to get the full article ready.
Click my website
http://www.carnival-glass.net
and you'll see the link to the photos in the middle (bottom) of the home page.

Glen