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Glass / How find Filip Ravert's work
« Last post by nancy just on Today at 07:10:33 PM »
I read on another post that Filip Ravert had a website for his glass work.  The link did not work and I cannot find another.  Does anyone know where to find his work on line besides the one resale item on ebay?
Great find Chris  ;D
Glass / Re: Cut lead crystal vase -dorflinger, bohemian or other?
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 05:39:43 PM »
Don't think it is VSL, need to check but from the 20/30's onwards, the bottoms we're ground just flat without any stars cut in it.
Glass / Re: ID for clear glass vase with ray pattern
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 05:35:16 PM »
It's of German manufacture, I know as much as that, several examples on labelled Bleikristall made in Germany...could not tell you by who though, but hopefully it's a push in the right direction.
Glass Paperweights / ID. Closepack English?
« Last post by marc on Today at 04:35:46 PM »

It seems to be English, but I don't  know anything else.... ???

Thanks in advance.

Glass / Re: ID for clear glass vase with ray pattern
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 03:35:17 PM »
I have a feeling that 'Sklo Union' is simply Czech. for 'pressed glass', so in that sense this is Sklo Union  -  although whether this was made in  Czechoslovakia remains to be seen  -  it may not have been.
Good thought though, and the 'bird bath' base can often mean the piece is from that part of the world  -  however, the picture of the base I'm seeing in the link from John does not look like the 'bird bath' base on genuine Czech. pieces  -  with those there is usually a substantial indent.

Driving yourself nuts because a particular design can't be found, is a common occurrence, try not to let it worry you too much  -  sometimes we just have to learn to live with failure ;)
Any thought's on this one would be welcome i'm guessing an early paperweight maybe? and in fantastic condition apart from the base wear, it measures 3 1/4 inches across the base and the underside looks like a car tyre with an internal depression.

I'm guesing the cane maybe young Victoria.

Regards Chris.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Venini bowl 1988
« Last post by Feline on Today at 02:28:32 PM »
Hi Andy,

Do you perhaps remember when did you buy it? in which year? or did you buy it in the second hand market?
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Sommerso Vase
« Last post by Feline on Today at 02:23:19 PM »
Hi Jay,

Thank you for your reply.
I am sorry to hear that in your opinion it is a bad replica. Out of curiosity, could you perhaps tell me which are the elements that are driving to this conclusion. This would be useful for the future and avoid traps.

Glass / Re: Cut lead crystal vase -dorflinger, bohemian or other?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 10:28:43 AM »
very attractive piece  -  from what I'm seeing this lacks the 'hobstar' and 'Brunswick star' cutting found on much eastern European, and earlier States pieces (ABP perhaps).    IMHO this lacks the all over cutting, often with pinwheel decoration, that might have suggested ABP, and unlikely to be that early - c. 1900.
Here there is a hobnail with a more restrained and plain background, and if pushed I'd be tempted to go more with British than continental, and perhaps middle third of C20, but unless someone can recognize the exact pattern then we could be onto a loser with this one.
Anne Tique will be able to help, hopefully, if this is VSL.
sorry this is unhelpful.
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