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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina folded rim bowl. Pattern?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 06:19:34 PM »
Don't remember seeing one like that before, I would go with your first impression, the colours are like Tiger it is the pattern that does not match so well. Maybe it pre-dates Tiger, more akin to the yellow ochre items with a Tiger like band.

These bowls are harder to find than many of the shapes, suspect they were only made for a few years, maybe until the mid 1970s.

Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 05:57:10 PM »
I'm of the opinion that seller is telling fairy tales. That really does not look like a Murano elephant. It looks Mexican or something similar (especially as the seller is in Nevada). It's just too crudely put together and again the glass looks recycled. The colours are also not the right shades for Murano glass.

The bubbles are not why I think the glass is recycled. Recycled clear glass is often that pale bluish and your elephant's body looks like brown recycled glass
Glass / Nude Figural Vase
« Last post by dinklepip on Today at 05:02:35 PM »
Large heavy piece at an auction.  Can't see a signature.  Can anyone ID please
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina folded rim bowl. Pattern?
« Last post by Marc1976 on Today at 04:28:40 PM »
Two more images.
Malta Glass / Mdina folded rim bowl. Pattern?
« Last post by Marc1976 on Today at 04:21:32 PM »
Hi all. I recently found this lovely bowl but I'm querying my original colourway attribution. I thought it was tiger but now I'm not sure. Could anyone please help?
Glass Paperweights / Two halves of Paperweights
« Last post by daveweight on Today at 04:17:26 PM »
I saw brucebanner's interesting post showing to halves of paperweights that had been made into bookends. This reminded me that I have to halves of paperweights so I am enclosing pictures of these as it is interesting to see the side views showing how paperweights are made and the depth of the coloured  base and dome.

The first weight is a Perthshire spoked and the second is a lampwork flower from late American artist Ray Banford.

Hope these are of some interest

I read something here recently about the canes in Vasart tending to stand proud of the bottom internal bit, John's weight has canes level with the bottom internal bit.

Your Vasart weight is full of unusual strong colours as well, Christine, not just the Uranium bonus. :)
Glass / Re: Signed Cased Blue & Clear Vase, Alsterfors?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 07:45:31 AM »
The number won't be a date but a pattern number, I think the designer could be Nils Landberg so NL or N followed by a number would make sense. Nice to find one in blue, I used to have a few but they were all smoke/grey.
 ;D Much appreciated Kevin thanks.
Glass / Need help Identifying this beautiful candle holder
« Last post by JasonHamilton on Today at 03:29:10 AM »
This stunning candle holder came out of a large glass collection with dates back to 1847. Pieces consist of Murano (heavy on Murano), Scandanavian (Sweden/Finland), English (Corbett Webb Agate Flambe) and French (Clichy). Most pieces are identified but this one is a mystery. Has 24 kt gold, purple, and white glass with suspended bubbles. All incased in clear glass. I believe its Murano due to the 24 kt gold. But Im really not sure. I was referred by other collectors to post this here. Any information on this piece would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

8 3/4" tall
9" wide
3 1/2" base
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